I just got a TS-H552B last week to put into a system that I'm building for a relative as a gift. She lives on the "other" coast so I'm trying to give her a system that'll be reliable and I know that works.
I just got around to trying to burn some DVD+R and DVD-R this weekend, and initially ran into problems with both. The burn would complete, but then verify would always fail. This was with some 8x DVD+R that I had from Microcenter ("Platinum", shows up as "Verbatim" in Nero Info) and some 4x DVD-R (from CompUSA). Upgrading Nero to 6.6.x didn't help.
I was about to give up and maybe go buy a different drive, but I found firmware TS08 on Samsung's ODD (funny acronym :)) website. I flashed the drive to TS08 from the original TS05, and then tried burns with the 8x DVD+R and the 4x DVD-R again, and everything including the verify worked. Also the resulting DVD+R and DVD-R were both readable on a DVD drive on my laptop (Compaq).
The problem that I noticed was that when I was burning the 4x DVD-R, Nero only offered 2x as the burn speed with no choice to change.
My son tried these same 4x DVD-R on his PC with a different burner (not sure which) and it burned at 4x.
Does anyone know if there is something I can do to enable the TS-H552B to burn DVD-R at higher than 2x?
I haven't tried any CD-R yet, but will today.
If the only problem is that it won't burn DVD-R faster than 2x, it'll probably be ok for her, but I just want to have it work reliably (so she doesn't call me to fix it :)).
Thanks in advance, Jim