[QUOTE=Arachne;2093314]Hehe, my step dad has a TSST drive in his lappy and it’s fine…certainly better than Matshita
Have you tried Verbatim discs? Might be worth the last-ditch effort as they’re extremely compatible.
What brand is “your normal DVD-R”? It could be that the brand you use, unless it’s something like Sony or Verbatim, has switched manufacturer to something lower quality.[/QUOTE]
Your step dad must be a very lucky person .
I have an extremely bad experiences with Samsung/TSST drives since 32x CD-ROM days (and recently 5 TSST slim type RW drives in notebooks of my friends and relatives went broken in a very short time) and I probably would never buy any TSST drive any more. :o
"Masshiter" drives are a little bit better
As Arachne and marcus said, you should try some quality media, like Verbatim, Sony, MIJ Maxell, etc.