I have it setup externally on my laptop with a Galaxy metal gear enclosure. It reads and encodes fine, no issues whatsoever. But everytime I try to burn with both Nero and ImgBurn it doesn’t even finish writing the lead-in before I get some sort of an error. With imgburn its i/o semaphore something-or-other, and with nero it says the drive is not connected or something to that effect. I have used CD-speed and it works perfectly. The only issues are with burning. I had similar issues with my Sony DX-80ou and I sent that back. I do have USB 2.0, it is hooked up to that, I updated the drives firmware to the most current version. What could the problem be? I have been using verbatims, its not the media. My USB drivers are up to date. Its really pissing me off! I have searched all of the forums to no avail and I truly appreciate all of your input!