Model: Sony DRU-720A (with latest downloaded firmware) Computer specs: 1.33ghz AMD Athlon, Memory 256megs, Windows XP. Writing software: Nero 184.108.40.206 I'm using Taiyo Yuden DVD-R media which gives me the option to burn at x8. In Nero it will give me a countdown of around 8 minutes or so which would be accurate if it was truly burning at x8, but the discs are taking almost an hour to finish (and I don't verify) and the countdown just stays at zero after the 8 minutes or so. Is there anything I can change update with files / BIOS / control panel / hardware, etc to speed things up? Thanks, Paul S.