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NEC 6500 in Presario - 100% coasters?

Postby binba2 on Sat Jun 11, 2005 3:02 pm

After my Sony DW-P50A refused to write RW's and was replaced after a costumer-service hell, with a whimsical Toshiba SD-R6252 that sometimes wouldn't even read original DVD movies, I went on, spent $110 and got myself a brand new NEC ND-6500A.

I hoped that that'd end the trouble - but after two first (successful) test burns, everything I burn now seems to to be useless. Writing finishes flawlessly, producing a disc which fails miserably on verification. I tried different media (MCC 03RG20, Ritek R04, Optodisc +RW) at different speeds, with identical results.

WinXP SP2, 512MB RAM; Secondary Master, UDMA on.

I feel as if someone up high doesn't want me to burn DVDs. Any ideas??


P.S. When I first installed the drive, the door didn't want to open; I had to slightly loosen the screw closest to the eject button.
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Postby hoxlund on Sun Jun 12, 2005 11:23 pm

make sure your using 40 pin/80 wire cables

and if possible that dma is turned on in computers bios
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Postby Bhairav on Mon Jun 13, 2005 12:46 am

hoxlund wrote:make sure your using 40 pin/80 wire cables

and if possible that dma is turned on in computers bios


Hox, that's a laptop drive.
@binba2 - FOrget verification. Try a CDSpeed scan. Does it give a smooth transfer curve?
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Postby hoxlund on Mon Jun 13, 2005 1:51 am

Bhairav wrote:Hox, that's a laptop drive.


wtf are you talking about, 2.5" hard drives are 44 pins, 3.5" hard drives are 40 pin
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Postby Bhairav on Mon Jun 13, 2005 5:24 am

hoxlund wrote:
Bhairav wrote:Hox, that's a laptop drive.


wtf are you talking about, 2.5" hard drives are 44 pins, 3.5" hard drives are 40 pin


Yeah, but the 6500 is a laptop drive. Anyway, which was the last 3.5" DVD burner that cost 110$ and wasn't called "Plextor"?
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Postby MediumRare on Mon Jun 13, 2005 5:56 am

Bhairav wrote:Anyway, which was the last 3.5" DVD burner that cost 110$ and wasn't called "Plextor"?

I've never seen any 3.5" burners. They've all been 5.25" to now... :wink:

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Postby Bhairav on Mon Jun 13, 2005 7:50 am

MediumRare wrote:
Bhairav wrote:Anyway, which was the last 3.5" DVD burner that cost 110$ and wasn't called "Plextor"?

I've never seen any 3.5" burners. They've all been 5.25" to now... :wink:

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Postby binba2 on Mon Jun 13, 2005 6:17 pm

Ok, now that you're done with your cabling issues for my slimline drive, I got the test results. :D

Reading both CDs and DVDs looks smooth, although CD read speed was X12 - for a X24 drive! How does that make sense?

And there are the write results - since this is the first time I ever use cdspeed, I don't know how to interpret them myself.
I used Verbatim media, that the drive rated for X8.

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Postby Bhairav on Mon Jun 13, 2005 11:46 pm

Those read curves look fine. Issue is, your drive is writing only at 6X. The MCC03RG20 discs are 16X, have you tried 8X rated media like the MCC02RG20 discs?
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