Just a quick update to my post above (#20)... Using the Sony drive, I have tried Sony DVD+R 8X media, it maxed out at 6.35X just like TDK DVD-R 8X medias. I have also tried Verbatim DVD-R 16X. It was pathetic! It maxed at 2.2X which is even worse than Fujifilm DVD-R 8X (4.35X). I have burned 3 Verbatims, all maxed out at around the same 2.2X speed. I will reinstall the NEC tomorrow and try the same tests with the Sony and Verbatim medias.
7/27/05 at 5:15am