I have asked a similar question of Toshiba and received this selection as recommended by reply
"To your question, can this drive write to every type of media there is? No, most DVDâ€™s are a little picky with media and media makers change their codes often as well. Currently TDK, Maxell, Ritek, Ridata, Fuji-Film, Prodisc, Beall, and Taiyo-Yuden are recommended. There have been problems with Memorex and there is no recommendation for Princo"
I will now happily buy the Toshiba, as the ones mentioned, I would be buying anyway.