1. The speed of the drive while burning is controlled by the speed of the disks. For example, if the disk you are using is 2x then the drive will burn at 2x speed, if the disk is 4x the drive will burn at 4x speed and so on. You also said that the drive is 40x, DVD's will only burn at a maximum (again depending on the disk speed) at 16x. The 40x you are on about is the CD burning speed. 40x is the maximum your drive will burn CD's but the maximum CD burning speed on some drives is 52x.
DVD disk Speeds - 2x, 4x, 8x, 16x
CD disk Speeds - upto a maximum of 52x
2. Have you made sure that all drivers for the pad are installed, they should of come with the pad. Also make sure that Toca 3 is patched upto date and your graphic card drivers are too. If you are unsure which driver you need for your grpahic card post back with your specs.
- Toca 3 v1.1 patch