Thanks for all of the info. I will try to turn off Powerec tonight and use different media. Last night I purchased Nero 6 Ultra. When I ripped tracks from a CD it reported a speed of 11-13x, is that a normal extract speed from a CD? Then when I burned about 70min of audio to a CD-R it took about 5min, does that sound like a normal burn time for the Plextor for that many minutes of audio?
I did notice that when I used the info tool that it said DMA was turned off for the Plextor. I left the unit at default for UltraDMA. Should it read that DMA is off or on. If it should read on, what do I need to do to turn it on? Both my hard drive (primary/master) and my older, slow CD burner (secondary/slave) are listed as having DMA on.
Thanks again for all the help.