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NEC 2500A &software

Discussion in 'DVDR' started by kapeman, Aug 31, 2004.

  1. kapeman

    kapeman Member

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    I just got an NEC 2500A and neither the Roxio software that came with it nor the WinDVD Creator that came with my Convertx will allow me to choose 8X as a burn speed?

    Any ideas?

    Thanks
     
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    Nephilim Moderator Staff Member

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    What brand/type media are you using?

    The decision of what speed to burn is made by the burner not the software and is based on the quality of the media.
     
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    I have a NEC 2510A and it is the same with Nero 6. This is down to the media as Nephilim said.You need to use a quality Ritek 8 speed media to get the best results.Some media will only be detected as a 2 or 4 speed with a NEC drive if the media is not suited to the drive.
     
  4. kapeman

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    That's interesting.
    I got some (relatively) cheap Memorex from BB.
    It is "supposed" to be 8X media.

    I probably got that CMC crap! My luck!

    What's the best national chain (or web site) to buy media from?

     
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    Where do you live myself or someone else may be able to put you on to a local web site in your area.Obviously delivery would be much quicker then.
     
  6. kapeman

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    I live in the Southeast US.
     
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    I had the 2500a now I have the 2510. As stated above media is the key to faster burns. I've used the "cheap" stuff in a pinch without making a coaster but to burn at 8x you need the "good" media. newegg.com is great, fast shipping, good prices and most of the time free shipping.
     
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    Thanks for the info, guys. I am a big fan of newegg.com that's where I bought my burner.

    I didn't think to check their prices on media.

    Good to know.
     
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    I just bought a ND-21500A dvd/cd writer from newEgg too. Windows XP does not recognize the drive. Does anyone know if there is a driver that is needed? (the burner came with no instructions or software) I went to NEC's site, and they don't list a driver for this model. They just say that they don't sell these drivers to private individuals. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated! thanks!!
     
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    Make sure that the jumpers are set correctly on the unit (e.g. master or slave) and make sure that the cable connections are secure.
     
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    I too own a NEC 2510A, but cannot get a good burn with Ritek G04's (-r), at 4X. When +r's are used, very little problem up to 6X. So far, 3 good burns with -r, 10 coasters. Firmware is 2.16, AMD 2400, 768 meg DDR, XPPRO, Nero 6.3.1.20. Burner is Secondary master, no slave.
    System literally locks up at 1% completion, writing lead-in.
    Any suggestions? I will try different media in the next day or two. Thanks
     

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