On good advice from this forum, I replaced a broken Asus 48x24x52x CD player with an NEC ND3520A 'all media' thingy, and left an existing DVD player installed as a back-up. After a false start, due to forgetting to move the jumper to 'slave', the pc now recognises both units. Our burning software is Nero 5.5.
Problem: Nero doesn't recognise the 8.5GB capacity of double layer DVDs, and won't write onto ordinary CDs via the new drive. I see there's an option to 'overburn', but it comes with a warning of possible drive damage if used inappropriately.
Question: What do I have to do to use the full capabilty of the new set-up without risking further problems? Help save a marriage and a business, if you can - I'm at my wit's end!
Thanks, SANTOS 7. Your right - it was OEM, and the NEC drive was supplied as an OEM item, too, with no manual or software.
I see from your link that Nero 6 will do the job, but there's an ad in the corner for a Nero 7 download for next to no money - must be a catch?
stalion has flagged up a Roxio package that seems to offer all sorts of imaging trickery. Our main need is for backing up big boring business files - would I be wasting money with the £48 Roxio software, or maight I just as well have its extra features to play with later?