I recently had a version 9 ps2, and I did at times notice that about all of my back ups loaded slow, sometimes tiled out, and then would freeze or just read at all. I just purchased a slimline PS2 and now I noticed all the above even more. I'm guessing that it is one of 3 things. My media "Sony DVD+R 1X-4X", or my burning software "both NERO 6.6 and Alcohol 120%", or my writer "NEC DVD_RW ND 2501A @ 2.0 USB" do not want to get along together. I would like some feedback on what you suggest. Not to mention... not that this is suppose to be in this forum, but I also use DVD Shrink for my DVD back-ups, and I am also experiencing the same issues on my movie copies as well. Any help or recommendations would be appreciated.