Just installed a new nec 3520, and it seems to be working fine. But, it takes around 7 minutes to burn ~ 4.37 gigs at 12X with the latest version of nero. The dvd burning faq for this forum states it should take ~ 6 minutes.
So, is something set wrong or does it vary that much from drive to drive? Yes it's in dma mode and I'm using the standard microsoft ide drivers.
Also, I'm using some 8X taiyo yuden dvd-rs and nero only lists up to 12x burning speed. I'm using Dee's latest hacked firmware, should I have a 16x burning option? Dvdinfopro says the media has write strategies from 12x downward so I'm assuming I would need media that states up to 16X but I'm just double checking.