If you want to burn your verbatim 16x dvds good your burner needs to have the lastest firmware.
why do you think a company like NEC, Pioneer, Philips brings out these firmwares ??
Dont be scared to flash your drive.. it only takes less then a minute.. i think nobody on this forum has ever flashed his NEC the wrong way.
Just make sure not to turn of your pc before the flash is finished..
and btw, the time you needed to read my post, is the same amount of time used to flash your firmware
SO FLASH THE DAMN THING