Thanks, I’m in central IL. Verbatim is a crap-shoot isn’t it?
I have never tried this drive with DL or DVD+RW. I’m not very versed in burning software either. I have the list from Plextor, I think I can find the right CD-R and DVD+R locally. I have been using FujiFilm Japan (Yuden T02), they are great but no one sells them around here anymore. The Verbatim CD-Rs I have, turned out to be CMC Magnetics and are not so great. I have a huge photo collection I need to keep backed up and added to (DVD-RW), and need DL+R so I don’t have to compress movies all the time. I can probably get Maxell, Sony, TDK, Verbatim, and maybe Ricoh, but how do you tell if you are getting the Plextor recommended? Also, Nero INCD was crashing my computer, I had to shut it off, I have to find the conflict somewhere. These are for my Christmas list so thanks for your help.