Re: NEC ND-3520A Problems?
There are tons of formats out there and some can't go up to 16x. I have that same burner and so far I've gotten 8x out of it, but I've yet to get any 16x disks. I do beleive there'll be some firmware out soon enough for various reasons, so it might be worth checking out.
As for you're main problems, I feel it's either a conflict or driver problem. Maybe the drive is working in some PIO mode rather than ATA33 as it's suppose to. I had similar problems with one of my other compters. It had an older RW in it and would basically lock up when it got data. Burning speeds were dropped to around 8x(and it was a 24x) I think the problem was with the IDE drivers, but I never bothered working on it. GOt another comp now to do it's job :P
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