I brought a Pioneer 110D burnerand I have no trouble burner up to 8x, but I can’t get it to burn past 8x. I brought the 80 pin IDE cable and set the drive to master in the second IDE but that doesn’t do a thing, I even unplugged my cd burner, still no change. I updated the firmware to 1.37, nothing. I am using TDK 1-16x DVD+R 50 pack. I have Nero Express 184.108.40.206, updated to Nero 220.127.116.11 and still can’t burn past 8x. I didn’t get a cd with the burner and noticed it is only using a driver from windows xp sp2, do I need to update the software driver? In Nero express when at ‘final burn setting’ the writing speed can’t be increased past 8x and when clicking options it tells me maximum speed is 8x not 16x. I’ve tried everything that I can think of as you probably have read. I’m not sure if its the burner, the dvds, the software or a combination of both.