Greetings! This is my first post on this forum, but I have browsed for a while now and love it! Anyway, I have a Lite-on SOHW-812s DVD-RW drive. I have been using it for a while to *ahem* back things up that require low speed. However, I was making a data backup the other day and noticed that it would not write at its listed max speed of 8x. This was with Nero Ultra 188.8.131.52, which I had recently aquired. That let me to wonder, so I tried the same task in the included Sonic RecordNow DX software...and got the same results! In Nero, I was getting a max of 2.5x and in Sonic I was getting a max of 4x. Now, granted, I am using 4x media...but shouldn't the max speed of the drive show up in the software regardless? Or am I just a knucklehead? I would appreciate any feedback on this matter, and I offer my gratitude in advance!