I have an HP cd-writer 9500i 12X8X32X. I have a DVD-ROM Toshiba SD-M1402. I can not burn at 12X disc to disc and it is killing me. I purchased the 12X writer for a reason. I have tried a few things like DMA in device manager on the DVD I think I tried it with DMA on both and on each. Nothing I try works. I have a Gateway Athlon 1ghz machine with 384mb of RAM. I have plenty of HDD space. I have both drives on the secondary controller with the CD-RW as master. I tried an older 24X CD-ROM drive but it did not do any better. My DVD is supposed to be a 40X CD-ROM. I am at a loss. I have pretty much given up on this drive ever being able to do disc to disc at 12X. I can do 12X from the HDD so it must be the DVD, RIGHT? I use My CD because HP sucks and they did not get the drive EZ-CD ready. My question is: Is it the DVD drive? Anyone know a way to get it to work? What will work if the DVD is not capable? Would Nero or CloneCD help, I have never seen either so I would be willing to try if they would improve my chances?