I’ve been having an ongoing battle with a new Samsung SH-S182M drive, which refuses to write reliably to DVD-RW and DVD-R media (Datawrite). I have the same lead-in writing problem as documented elsewhere on these forums. I have tried a variety of different firmware upgrades and solutions as recommended in these forums, but the problem remains. I have occasionally got it to write a DVD-RW disk when I have another DVD writer connected to the same IDE bus, but this is not reliable.
The supplier has now offered me the following options for replacement:
Does anyone have any experience of either of these? I’m looking for a Lightscribe drive which is known to be compatible with a wide range of DVD-R/-RW and DVD+R/+RW media.
TIA for any help.