[QUOTE=Albert;2046084]As far as I can say, this is a known issue with some Verbatim media and LG drives that use a Panasonic chip. Other drives will perform quite well, but the Panasonic-based LG will write at 4x only with some batches of Verbatim media. Other batches that appear to be similar, or even other discs from the same spindle, will be quite fine.
So I say that it’s a combination of drive and media. Either go for a different, Renesas-based LG [for current offerings, I think that’s anything not of the H5x series], another drive brand, or another brand of discs [not really the best choice, unless you can get some media by Taiyo Yuden].
Does using Nero DiscSpeed [aka Nero CD-DVD Speed; thread on CD-DVD Speed] give you the same speed offerings?[/QUOTE]
I have bought myself a Samsung SH-S202N and so far it has been [B]perfect[/B], it appears that all my old media works at 20x and i have had no write errors so far. Will have to try Lightscribe for the first time ever and see what that’s like. Out of interest, what chipset is in the Samsung drives? How can i find out? Thanks again for you help mate.