I have always have had excellent results with my Pioneer DVR-112D with this media. I don’t have experience with the Samsung or LG drives with Verbatim DL media, but I used to use older LiteOn models than what you list and I had issues with my players hanging at the layer break about 75% of the time overall, and this even happened on a follow-on newer LiteOn model that I purchaed. It’s what eventually made me move to a Plextor PX-716A, which worked OK for a short while until it broke, and then I moved to Pioneer drives for better reliability. I started with a DVR-111D, then a DVR-112D, DVR-212D (SATA in my work machine) and lately DVR-116D. Years later, all are still in service and making reliable burns on Verbatim DL media (MKM-001 - I haven’t purchased MKM-003). Make sure your Verbatim DL media wasn’t made in India, as those have proven to be probelematic, while the ones made in Singapore are much better.