I have had my NEC 3540 for 6 months and i have seemingly had no problems with the burns it has made (occassionally i have had the odd coaster due to problems with spots on the disk) but if the Pif and Pi are fine it has played fine.
Yesterday though after a good Pif and Pi scan i did a benchmark scan and was shocked. As it was atrocious. Now every benchmark scan i do is attorocious.
I have my NEC attached through a USB 2 cable and always burn at 8x. I use the best verbatim MCC03 +R DVD’s. So why this awful benchmark. And should i be worried. (i am not entirely sure what the benchmark shows).