We tried the TDK velo and had so many problems with it, we took it back and got the old reliable HP.
The problems were all related to setting it up. Even with updated drivers from the website it would not work.
I just installed a HP 9300i 10x4x32 on my T-Bird 1 gig. 30 min from install to buring CDs (that includes closing up the case).
At approximatly 100MB/min, I know its not as fast as the 12x10x32 your eyeing, but its a small sacrifice for a dependabe CD-R.
AMD 1 Gig T-Bird
Abit KT7 MB
2-30GB Barracudda HD
HP CD12 CD-RW
32MB Creative Annihilator 2 w nVIDIA chipset
SoundBlaster Live 5.1 + MP3