Just wanted to call to everyone’s attention a really nice burning program, Ones by tx-software (http://www.tx-software.com/) This software has been the best that I have found for burning with my NEC3500. It immediately recognizes my drive as well as all of the supported speeds and modes for my media.
They’ve taken the Prassi engine on which RecordNow was/is based and have created a small and simple tool that does everything I need, including images and audio ripping. It may not have the most graphically interesting interface, but it does the job without making coasters.
If you are looking for a new tool, I would add this one to your list.
(BTW, I do not work for them. I just really like their software.)