I've been remarkably lucky with my CD burning. No problems with Roxio, Nero (my fav), XP, MusicMatch, whatever software. No problems with TDK (my fav), Smart and Friendly, HP burners. Also, no problems with about 15 various brands of media (although my fav is Memorex)EXCEPT one. I have an astronomical coster rate with Imation. Is it me or is their hype bogus?