I have a Samsung DVD RW drive, a TSST SHW-163A, TS01 firmware (stock)
the last 3 discs I have tried to burn with this drive, it has made coasters of: 2 Verbatim MCC 004 DVDs and most recently, one CD, probably CMC MAG.
What's worse, the computer freezes when Nero gets into the Data Verification stage, and any attempt at read testing crashes (or threatens to crash) the test and/or the computer!
I'm planning to change the DVD drive arrangement in my computer because I'm having a number of problems with my current setup anyway so if this drive is worn out (about 2 years old, and subject to enthusiast leve use) it's not a problem.
But I'm wondering if any of you could help me figure out what happened to it or if there is anything I could do to recover the drive should I try to.
I have attached some scans, all 3 are scans of discs burned in the last 48 hours on my Sammy, some so bad they had to be scanned on a different drive.