You are a long time CD Freaks Forum Member and have visited both the CloneDVD and AnyDVD Forums on numerous occasions and are fully aware that the definitive manner of identifying Media is to provide the Media MID (Manufacture ID and Media Code). You are also aware that DVD Identifier (http://dvd.identifier.cdfreaks.com), DVDInfo (http://www.dvdinfopro.com), Nero CD/DVD Speed (http://www.cdspeed2000.com/files/NeroCDSpeed_4775.zip) are just a few of the utility software programs that will provide Media MID information.
You are also aware of how to obtain your DVD Burner Firmware version number. Why do you pretend that you are unaware of how to obtain Media MID and DVD Burner Firmware information?
Concerning your Samsung TS-552B DVD Burner Firmware below is a Web Link to Samsung TS-552B Firmwares ->
Purhaps you are unaware but The MediaCodeSpeedEdit tool (http://ala42.cdfreaks.com/MCSE) provides support for your Samsung TS-552B DVD Burner and if necessary you can â€œtweakâ€ Samsung TS-552B Firmware Media write strategies.
Something to consider is that your Samsung TS-552B is rather old (3/4 years) and it might be wise to consider a new modern DVD Burner that is designed to process todayâ€™s newer modern high speed Media. NewEgg (http://www.newegg.com) has the newer DVD Burners available for about 30 bucks. Suggest visiting CD Freaks DVD Burner User Reviews Forum (http://club.cdfreaks.com/f107) for information on DVD Burners.
I read your post and have already checked for firmware updates @ samsung. They do not support this burner any longer. I have written to Clone’s tech person and they recommended setting the write speed @ 8X initially and if successful increasing it to 12X. 8X is the preferred speed for Clone. I have completed 1 b-up @ 8X & will do another tomorrow. I am well aware of the fact that the burner is getting older, but I got next to no info when the PC was built regarding the burner. As I have had no problems with it except for this situation I do not profess to be a tech. I am a layperson who is seeking info.
Being a member on this forum doesn’t automatically mean I read all the stuff that’s posted. I do appreciate your post regarding info on this matter.