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NEC ND-3500, media, or USB issue?


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I have a NEC ND-3500 in an external USB case. I have observed that when I try to burn to Memorex 4X DVD+RW at 4X, the write is "successful", but the resulting disk cannot be read by Windows. If I slow the burn down to 2.4X, the disk appears to be written properly and can be read. The weird thing is that when I first got the burner and CDBurnerXP Pro, I'm sure I was able to successfully burn a DVD+RW at 4X. Still, I am curious if this is likely a media issue, something with my USB case, or the NEC burner itself. I have not tried this with any other software yet, though I may give the new version of DeepBurner a try (didn't like the previous version much, hence my interest in this software).

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Guest Scyfer

It's an issue with your drive being an external drive, and that 2.4X is about the limit that USB2 will support correct burning at.

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(And sometimes it will burn successfully at higher speeds but it's really unreliable and depends on how much bandwidth your USB2 connection gets at that given time. I always set my external 3500AG to burn at 2.4X because anything else is flakey for me - EXCEPT with Alcohol 120% which seems to have a smart auto-detect function that will burn at 4X when it can and much slower when it can't).

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