Hey all, just recently got a 16X DL drive, but it is having some major problems with both reading and writing. For example, when reading I rip a DVD, it only reads at a max of 1X, whereas the other burner I had used to read at twice that speed. Then, when writing, I have major problems with the buffer level spiking up and down. I thought that I would try the same with the other burner, and I have the same problem, so it must be something with my system. I have defragged and virus-scanned everything, and updated all my drivers, but the problem still persists. If anyone could help me, (I have a DVR-105, and an I/O Magic, which is just labeled as DVDRW 16X IDE), I would be most appreciative. Thanks and happy new year to all.