Hi,[quote=gwent;2171637]I have read so many conflicting posts about this topic. I have a samsung SH-S182M, (…) I would really like to hear from anybody who has used these drives what they think in terms of quality scanning for DVD+r. [/quote]disc scanning is not supported by Samsung. The scanning capabilities that are present are due to the Mediatek chipset. The scanning results may vary from individual drive to individual drive, possibly related to the strength of your morning coffee, phase of the moon and date of manufacturing of the drive.
That said, I would recommend to compare the results obtained with your drive with those of a “known good” scanning drive.