I plugged in my NEC AD-7201A (manufactured in April 2008) DVD writer drive via USB with the intent to burn a lot of DVD data disks.
1.) I tried Gnome's own burner software, but it's not really working anyway (It's stuck at "starting to record, after finishing a complete simulation), so I downloaded k3b.
2.) k3b seems to work fine. And it's very similar to Nero, which I used previously.