I have owned my verbatim 32x12x40x cd-rw for quite some time now, around 6 months. The same nero software with it too. everything works fine until yesterday when i tried to burn a cd! when i was ready to write to the cd i could only choose from 12x or 8x write speeds! my friend advised me to re install the cd-rw from scratch. I did that and it fixed the problem. now tonight i burned a second cd and the problem popped right back up again and i can only burn in 12x or 8x, my current cd's i use are 16x max very unusual since when i first re installed my cd-rw i could burn fine with all speeds available.