I have â€œMemorex DVD +/- RW True 8Xnâ€ drive. I am using Nero 6 Ultra software, and I burn DVDâ€™s mainly for a backup purposes. Drive is connected as a slave (master is my CD-RW drive). I am using WinXP, 2GHz CPU, 256Mb RAM.
A few months ago, I burned my docs and other stuff Iâ€™ve been collecting for years. I used TDK DVD+R media 4x. Memorex could burn it 6x in Nero, but Iâ€™ve decided to do it 4x since it is decelerated speed of that particular blank media. Everything was fine, burn process has been completed successfully, no errosâ€¦.. But 2 months later, the same DVD drive CANâ€™T read burned DVD media. Actually, some folders I can still copy to a hard drive, but some of them I canâ€™t (frozen Windows). Iâ€™ve tried to use DOS, but without success. DVDâ€™s are been stored in a dark place and in the cases (they are not scratched or affected by the sun light). The only thing that looks suspicious to me is that I used regular CDDVD labels (bad reflection???). Check this out: I tried the same DVD in my friendâ€™s computer (Mac) and it works GREAT, like a Swiss watch!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Is it really true that is the best to burn DVDâ€™s 1X or 2X? One more question: what is DVD-ROM (UDF)? Is there a catch how to burn DVD-ROM in Nero?
This all looks weird to me, so I would appreciate if anyone has a solution or some tips.