SH-W08A won't recognize 16X DVD

Hello. I own a samsung SH-W08A DVD recorder and I recently bought verbatim 16X DVD and the drive won’t recognize them. I updated the firmware, but it still doesn’t recognize it. Any ideas?


many older writers have severe problems with modern 16x media. If a firmware update does not help, you could either stick with media you know as working or you’ll have to buy a new drive.


Stick to 8x rated dvd media.

I have the SH-W08A burner too and it won’t even recognize a previously burned 16x DVD burned on another drive. The problem is that Samsung doesn’t release any FW updates for this drive. :frowning: