[QUOTE=MooMooMooMoo;2749774]“TSST Corp DVD±RW TS-L633C ATA”
Comments on quality greatly appreciated.
The Accuraterip database says it has a +6 read offset, which as good as confirms it as being Mediatek-based. So it should scan like a full-size Samsung DVD writer (and Lite-On, but without jitter reporting).
A very quick search with Google reveals it has a 2MB buffer, which in itself isn’t important, but it does indicate it is an earlier generation drive (almost certainly a good thing).
Some more basic research suggests it is the OEM version of the Samsung SN-084C, and dates from around spring 2010.
As I mentioned before, the SN/SE-084 drives were considered to be very good drives - among the best slim DVD writers ever. Arachne did a review of an SE-084 for the site.
So it should be a very good writer. But even the best drives could be crippled by Dell-specific firmware. It used to happen a lot. Dell, Apple and other big computer manufacturers would install great drives, but for no apparent reason ruin them with their own OEM firmware.
If you can confirm its identity and/or are prepared to take the risk, it may be possible to crossflash it with Samsung SN/SE-084C firmware.