I thought originally it was due to the media, but after a speedhack and a quick check of nero I realize that it's rating the dvd drive at only 4x?? Not sure why and yes I'm a newbie =/
nevermind I was able to fix it
What does Kprobe say is the maximum write speed on the media?
Edit: You snuck in that reply while I was making up my reply. Nevermind my post either then