I am brand new to this dvd burning thingy.. I am currently using 1click dvd burning software along with dvd43free encryption software and have no problem burning copies with 1 drive on my laptop.. Basically it reads, decrypts and compresses the dvd to a temp file then prompt me to place writeable data.. the entire process takes about 1 hr to burn a dvd.. I just bought a usb (mad dog) burner to match up with my laptop.. it come with nero software.. I have been told that i can burn from 1 drive to the other.. im guessing that i need dvd+-RW media to do this because there is no compression of files when you copy from drive to drive?? pls give me somr feedback.. I am anxious to learn. thanks Bryant..