My OS and programs are on the Seagate. I only use the Maxtor for storage.
As for Nero, I am using an OEM version and have it updated to the latest version. If I install from your link, will that use the serial number I already have in use?
I ran a test this morning with a different disc, I used a Teon 8x (CMC Mag E01). I have the write strategy changed for this to allow for 16x writing. Here are the results.
This reached the 16x and used CAV. Write time was 6:19. Not the greatest, but at least it got up to 16x! I hadn't realized that the write mode used would be disc dependent, especially when I was actually using "real" DVD+R 16x rated media before. I guess that the media was just crap. I thought that the Philips media was supposted to be decent.
My only other question is, why would the TYG01 DVD-R top out at 12x even though I have the write strategy changed to allow for 16x writes? I suppose that I should be lucky it isn't stuck at 4x!
Thanks for all the input!!!