Hello, This was probably answered on here already but I am not sure how explain my problem to look for the answer, mabey you can point me to some threads/links or just answer my question. I have an external USB 2.0 DVD writer and I am trying to burn different types of dvds and it writes at .4x/500kb/s on both - and + discs. I am thinking it is because it is an external writer and it might not be as fast as an IDE but I really want to know how I can solve this problem. This writer can burn 8x - 16x so there is no reason it should be performing this lousy. Any help would be great!