Ok, so Im gonna take a shot at this and hope somebody has a fix before I drop ahead software forever from my programs list. I have checked google and every forum on here so if somebody knows how to fix this, i'll drop you $50. It is taking me 15 minutes to burn one 8x disc. Unacceptable. I am burning RITEK 8X discs. I have a defragged 160 gig drive filled with dvd-r's, 7200 rpm WD, 8mb cache. I am using updated firmware and drivers. I have all of my critical updates. I have changed the data mode from PIO to DMA And Back again. I have uninstalled, reinstalled Nero, windows, everyhting. I have put over a gig of ram in my computer (2.8HT) So tell me what the hell am I doing wrong. My drive is a NEC 2500, supposed to be a really good drive. Nero tells me I should be burning discs in 7 minutes. What is going on?