Its been a while now since I've owned my Yamaha CRW3200EZ cd burner and it worked great for the longest time but just within the last 3 to 4 months I have been having problems with it. For some reason it will not write at full speed (24X) anymore....it always starts at 24X then drops down to 16X even though I bought media that is able to burn at 1x-48x. I've tried a couple of different brands of media (verbatim and imation) and got the same results with both of them. Also I updated my firmware and still nothing changed. Does anyone have any ideas as to why this problem would be occuring?