I just got a quick question for you guys,
Are all Memorex dvd writers actually Pioneers?

No, Memorex uses lots of different companies. There are 3 different companies manufacturing Memorex’s 8x drives alone; Liteon, NEC, and Pioneer.

Make sure it’s part # 3202-3269, this one is the Pioneer drive. I got one of these, sold as Memorex True8x.

There is a post in this forum somewhere that states the drive inside didn’t match the part# on the box.
I think the only way to tell is by the CD write speeds on the packaging.

Pioneer = 24x/24x
LiteOn = 40x/24x
NEC = 32x/16x