[qanda]This thread is about the Samsung SE-S204N. Click here to see full specs[/qanda]I got this burner in March or April (I can’t remember). I mainly burn DVD DLs using IMGburn. I’ve been using Memorex, Verbatim and TDK media. Initially, the drive was 100% success with any media with a great quality scan. Very low CI/PO errors / failures in general. Verbatim media was fantastic even on layer 2.
The drive has been slowly deteriorating with increased burn failures. Now most media is close to a 50% failure rate. I have not tested Verbatim as I don’t want to waste the media. I can’t say how many burns I have done but it has to be over 200 maybe close to 300.
Is this was is to be expected? I’ve only had an NEC burner before but since it doesn’t support 4x DL burn speeds, I can’t use the burner anymore but I burnt many more over a longer period of time.
Is there maintenance I should be doing?