I just got my burner today the NEC 3520A, I gotta say I love it and despite what others say about the noise, I will let you know that I cant even hear it when its burning, so I dont know why you say it is noisy? Anyways I sent my GF to Walmart cause I needed some cheap media fast and she brought home 8x Memorex DVD+R a 20pack for $10. The ID was CMC Mag and I always here you guys say how bad that is. Well I backed up 17 DVDs and not a single problem and the quality is just as good as the Verbatim +Rs that I usually use. I was just wondering why no one likes the CMC Mags by Memorex they are everybit of good as Verbatims in my opinion, but maybe I missed something??