I have been away from this (and all other) forums for quite some time as I have been too busy to find the time (and am a little still, so excuse me if this seems a little like a fly-by posting. It is). I was thinking about getting some of the RitekGo5’s and decided to see what you guys said about its performance as your recommendation of GO4’s solved my previous problems. I notice that there have been a lot of posts about the deterioration of the Go4 performance. Is this limited only to certain suppliers or more generalised? Also does it also extend to the Go5 Dies or can I expect the reliable performance I had come to expect previously. I was also going to ask about the performance of NEC’s 3500 drive as I was impressed with the performance of my NEC2500a and only want to upgrade for the ability to burn Dual layer Disks.