I have an NEC ND-2510a and have used it without any problems. So far I have taken home or .avi movies and converted them to DVD's etc. I got my first pack of Fujifilm 4x DVD + RW's (just a 5 pack) and tried to use Nero INCD to allow me to directly modify conents like a floppy disk... whenever I put the disk in the drive, Windows XP pops up the dialog box asking what I'd like to do with the disk...if I select open with Nero INCD it usually pops up and says it was unable to format and to check the drive/disk for compatability. I have not been able to find ANY documentation on which media is possibly more compatable with this model drive. So I go out and buy a 5 pack of Memorex 2x DVD - RW's and they do the same thing. I have noticed one difference though...if I right click on the drive (from MY COMPUTER) with the +RW's in the drive, it fails and says it could not format. If I put the -RW's in the drive, that same format function works. And I can open Nero directly, have it format either RW drive, and it can burn successfully to it.
My question is - does anyone know if INCD works properly with this drive - or do I need to buy a brand of media that this drive is more willing to work with?
FWIW this drive was running the default Firmware of 2.15 that it came with until after I fought this problem for a couple of weeks and decided to download the official 2.16 update. The firmware update seems to have gone through without a hitch...except it did not fix the problem...it still does exactly the same.