I recently purchased the NEC 3520a and can't seem to achieve a full burn in 5 1/2 minutes like some claim to have done. I use Taiyo Yuden 16X media (purchased from supermediastore.com). I ran a few tests, the test seemed fine as it started at 7.70 and slowly peaked at 16, averaging to 11.XX. Best I can do w/a full burn is 8 minutes 10 seconds on average. I do have it set on UDMA 2 & set as master. I have NOT yet updated the firmware from 1.04. My main concern is burning, ripping is not a big deal to me. Any suggestions on what I can/should do to up the speed on burns?