It doesn't seem like I've had my burner long but I think I've burnt around 150 DVDs. I'm not sure how many a drive can burn before it dies but I've got an NEC ND3550A. Recently I've experienced problems of some burning ok and others being picked up as blanks when I put them back in the drive although obviously it won't let me burn to them twice. I just updated the firmware from v1.05 to 1.07 and still the same things are happening. So, I'm now thinking of buying a new burner. I've just read the sticky regarding which features a drive should have and have taken that all on board. What I'm wondering is what would be a good drive to go for next? Can anyone recommend a good burner? I can't seem to locate any suppliers of a decent named drive online. I live in the UK and really would like to stay with buying from within the UK.