Suddenly burning my dvd backups from the hard drive or copies from the main drive to the burner takes almost twice as long at 8x burning rate. I'm using Nero 6.6 Ultra and have been for over two years working flawlessly. Now it seems if I choose to burn one of my back-ups to dvd from the hard drive it takes just as long if I choose 4x or 8x. I've never had this problem before. I've tried different blank media. I currently use Fuji dvd+r 16x (Ritek F16). I even tried Taiyo Yuden discs and it takes the same time so I guess it's not the media. I tried backing up the same files files with the same programs to my newer laptop and they burn as quickly as they should at 4 and 8x. I haven't changed any set ups in Nero or my computer. I noticed this happen very suddenly. I burned two copies of the same backup at 8x and took less than 9 minutes, the next one took about 16 minutes. Now everything I'm backing up and burning takes the same time to burn at 4x as it does at 8x, about 15-16 minutes. I have a pretty clean computer. I always defrag and available hard drive space is over 70%. I have very few other programs running! Is it time for a new burner?