My burner is a NEC DVD-RW ND-3550a with the lastest firmware per NEC's website. Mainboard drivers are all current as well. I'm running Windows XP SP2, 2gb RAM, AMD 3000+ XP processor.
My problem is with burning Data DVD's. I keep getting a failed burn with the error: "DMA-drive error, CRC error".
I've tried various brands of media, DVD-R, R/W, etc... All come back with the DMA error. I've used Nero 7 and Deep Burner to attempt burning data DVD's.
Here is the catch. I download movies, television shows etc... I convert them to DVD format and use CloneDVD2 to burn these movies/shows to DVD with no problems. Never a problem. I've even used Nero to put multiple television episodes on a disc with a nifty menu heh, no problem.
I only see the "DMA-drive error, CRC error" when burning DATA DVD's.
I've seen mention somewhere on these boards of a 40 wire IDE and 80 wire IDE, I'm not exactly sure which I have but my next step is buying a new IDE. Other than that, I've uninstalled, reinstalled the various software, hardware, primary and secondary IDE channels etc etc...
I have successfully burned data to DVD with very small files and at most, 5 files total. Under 100megs total I'm sure. So with video I can burn the max capacity of a DVD; Data, not... Which makes me question cables.
Anyone have thoughts on this?