omg... I just update the fw, and instead of a lead in or lead out in the minutes, now it shows a leadin of about 30 seconds but the actual burn, on verbatim media +R 8x @ 12x, is STILL in the 25 minute range with verification.
I wonder if the problem for me, at least in this instance is the media.
ADDED: ARGGHHHHHHHHHHH. ok. the first two burns on this drive where with liteon DVD+R 16x media, they burned just fine. The next burn was a -R disk, and it was bad, but I figured, ok -R and BenQ... so... well. So then I started burning Vebatim DVD+R 8x media, and I have had a few good but MEGA SLOW burns, and this last one wich was a failed burn. sigh...
so how do I do a Quality check? this is driving me nutz