I am new to this forum so please excuse me if I say anything that may sound ignorant.
Here is my problem. I have a Dell 600m laptop that came with the NEC ND-6500A dvd burner. It's an 8x dvd burner with dual layer capabilities. I purchased a 50 pack of Memorex DVD+R disks rated up to 8x. I burn the DVDs using Nero Burning Rom 6.6 and it recognizes the media as 8x and starts to burn. It shows a time remaining of about 7:30, give or take a few seconds, to complete the burn. Now here is the problem, it finishes burning about 15-18 minutes later. That doesn's seem like 8x speed and is more of what I was getting on my desktop machine with a 4x burner.
I am starting to pull my hair out trying figure this thing out. I hope there is someone out there with the knowledge to fix my problem before I go completely insane.