Until today, I had NO idea that this drive does DVD-RAM. I googled last night because my drive has been acting up whenever I tried to burn Ritek media…whether DVD-R, DVD+R or DVD+R DL. Little did I know that it was the media, not the drive. BUT…I did find firmware for the drive dated Feb 08 (SC04). Flashed the drive with the No Check and find that I can now write and read DVD-RAM at 5X as well.
Most OEM’s disabled this option. Figured I had nothing to lose and all to gain with new write strategies and DVD-RAM capabilities. Google the same Samsung firmware and flash if you want to open the drives capabilities