Yea I do try to encode and burn overnight and started this one at about 6:00 PM yesterday and it's still not even halfway through now at 11:0 AM the next morning. I just don't understand why 2 hours of a movie only takes about eight hours to encode and burn, as opposed to more like 36 hours for a 2 1/2 hour movie to burn.
As far as the two drives. I'm not sure if this is what you are talking about, but I do have a Maxtor One Touch 500 GB external drive that I store the movies on because they take up so much room on C. Don't know if that would matter or not. However, it's only able to hold files and not programs and not sure if I can do that thing about using source drive and target encoding drive.
Good to know that about not running anything while burning. I think that's what happened the other day when I tried to burn the same movie. After about 48 hours of encoding it said that burning failed. I was so mad!!! And I'll stay away from Memorex in the future. Thanks!!