Hi: I have been sucessfully burning several DVD's using The Shrink/Decrypter, and my new external NEC ND3500A 16X DVD-rewriter. It first took about 3 hrs to encode/burn using the orginaly firmware(v2.16). Thanks to randomwalk101, who sent me an updated firmware that cut the total time to about 1.5 hrs. After reading all the threads here, I found out my 2nd (internal)hdd, that used to store all ISO files, was not in DMA mode. I tried to follow the Microsoft guide, that is, to toggle between DMA and PIO, but nothing change. At the advanced settings display, it shows "Device 0(I assume this is my primary hdd), current transfer mode: Ultra DMA Mode 2. But in Device 1(I assume this is my 2nd hdd), current transfer mode: PIO mode". Toggling Device 1 wouldn't do anything...always in PIO mode. I checked with Nero6 info tool, and found out the DMA mode is OFF. If Microsoft's guide can't toggle the change, what else could I do, and how? Please help! Hope by doing this could cut down the total time more. Thanks.