I searched all the S223 threads, expecting to see others with this problem, but could find nothing similar.
Ever since I bought this drive to replace the one that came with my Dell Dimension desktop (which didn't have DVD-RAM support), it has caused a seemingly endless delay after starting or rebooting my computer. During the hardware enumeration part of the computer's POST routine, it halts after enumerating my first three SATA devices and sits there for 60-90 seconds waiting to recognize the Samsung writer before the boot sequence continues to start loading my operating system -- unless there is already a disc in the drive or unless I bend down and open/close the drive tray, in which case booting will continue immediately.
The drive is listed correctly in my BIOS settings; it just won't answer the computer's startup probe during POST (until, I guess, POST times out and the computer goes on booting anyway). At first, I thought maybe I'd set the drive's jumper wrong but, after reopening the computer and removing the drive, I remembered that it doesn't have a visible jumper (something no longer necessary with SATA drives, I guess).
I already have the latest firmware installed (SB03).
I'm getting really tired of dealing with this, since I have a dual-boot system and often restart the computer several times a day. Anyone have any idea what could be causing this or if there's a way to fix it?