Well, I bought a cd/dvd burner not too long ago. I believe less than 2 months ago. It's a Sony DVD RW Dru-830A drive. $80 bucks so I'm guessing it's a good drive. It comes with Nero 7. I used it shortly after I installed everything and it seemed to work fine and normal. I like to burn a lot of data dvds to keep record of files and the burning time on Nero takes about 15 minutes. But recently, I've been installing a lot of dvd creating programs that is able to burn dvds also. Such as dvdsanta and so forth. BUT, a few days ago I tried to burn another dvd data disc with Nero 7 but the burning process is taking way too long. The dvd disc is 4.7 gb. The cd burning is fine but dvd burning takes an incredible amount of time. The first time it took about 1 hour and 30 mins. I kept testing it and each time I burned something it'd take longer than before. 3 hours, 4 hours, and even 6 hours. Just for a dvd data disc! At first I thought the drive was malfunctioning in some type of way but the dvd burner works just fine on other programs. I've read that other programs can interefere with Nero. I've erased all dvd burning related programs and any possible files, but the problem is still occuring. Is it Nero or just the drive in general? I'm tired of ruining expensive dvd+r discs. Any idea on what the problem is?