I picked one of these up at Microcenter from their “Samsung OEM” bin. For $39 it was a bargain and a decent upgrade to my existing NEC 2500A.
Tried some Ritek -R DL discs with it – no write strategy was reported from Nero 22.214.171.124. No place I’ve been able to find locally has any of the Verbatim -R DLs, although -R DL seems to be still new – hopefully some firmware upgrades will come down the pike enabling more media choices.
Good luck thusfar writing 16x -R DVDs.