Hi. I got this burner a few weeks ago (NEC 3500 16x DVD+/-R writer with 4x Double Layer DVDR writing compatibility and 48x CDR writing compatibility) and it's only burning at 4.1x - 4.2x. It should be burning at 8x or even 16x i think. i normally use DVD decrypter or DVD shrink to backup my DVD's. Does anyone know how i can get it to burn faster without having to install hacked firmware, which, i am told will literally burn out my burner before its time. Cheers.