I've had this strange problem with Nero for some time now and I was wondering if anyone could offer a solution. I have a 52x burner and my CD-R's are rated at 48x. I have no trouble at all burning video and data CD's at 52x, but when I try to burn an audio CD at that speed it always fails. If I check the box that says "Determine Maximum Speed" it says it can only burn at 16x! Why would that be? Does it take longer to read mp3's from the hard drive than other files? My hard drive is 7200 rpm, and I always keep it defragged, so why does Nero have trouble reading mp3's from it? I'm not sure but I think this only started when I upgraded from Win98 to XP. I also tried upgrading from Nero 5.5 to 6, but both versions had this problem. Any ideas?
I'd also like to know at what speed everyone else burns their audio CD's.