I thought of sTisTi's idea but seem to have the same results as DrageMester, I can't set the write speed of DVD media. I can set everything else but when a DVD is in the drive the DVD write speed is grayed out.
This is the reply I got from Plextor yesterday:
"You'd need to set the speed in your software. We are not familiar with BackItUp, but the Roxio software we provide with the drive does allow the speed setting. You'll need to contact Nero for assistance with their software.
Plextor America Support Team - Jack"
Not what I was looking for but I guess I am out of luck. Maybe I will have to try Roxio again. Anyone have any comments on their latest versions? I used their software a couple of years ago and hated it. Hope it is better now!?
Thanks everyone for your replies so far. I guess it is down to a software search now. Let me know your favorite and if it can do disk spanning backups.