I got my SH-202N burner from Newegg a few days ago. It already had the latest official firmware, according to the included Live Update utility.
I’m having a few problems with it. First, CD burning with Nero is terribly slow. The device buffer does not fill up past about 30%, and it ends up taking 10 minutes to burn a CD at 48x.
I haven’t burned a full DVD yet but I tried burning a very small one, just a movie trailer (Indy 4!!) converted to DVD. Using ImgBurn, it took about 3.5 minutes to burn this 100MB image.
Also, Lightscribe is being weird. I installed the control software from lightscribe.com, and their Simple Label Maker works fine. But demos of SureThing or Droppix will not burn a Lightscribe label. They give me all the options to do it, so they recognize the device, but when I get it all ready and click “Print” nothing happens–no activity on the Samsung or hard drive, it’s like I just clicked in a blank space. They are demo versions but are supposed to allow printing Lightscribe discs.
BTW, I’m using current HP Lightscribe media, CD-R and DVD+R. Hopefully there’s a fix for this stuff and I won’t have to RMA the drive, any help welcome!!