Basically, got a Samsung internal DVDR/RW/+/-/DL drive in the laptop, and since day one it has had a habit of making coasters.
Seemed fine when making DVD's but terrible when making CD's, bought some more DVDRW's today (Sony instead of my usual TDK) and not happy, it wont recognise them when the 6 year old DVDRW drive in my media centre reads them just fine, so enough is enough, time to get rid of this Samsung piece of shit and put it out of its misery.
Looked on the net and it seems just about every drive of this type/model suffers from the same mass-compatibility and writing failiure and drive noise issues, and basically, Samsung should never have released it (quite how and why they did, is beyond me, and it is disgusting in all honesty that they can released such a broken product).
Looking for either an internal laptop DVDR/RW drive or a USB2.0/Firewire external DVDR/RW drive. Not fussed which one, just needs to be able to actually do as it is supposed to, without any fuss.
Note - NOT ANOTHER FOOKING SHITTY SAMSUNG PIECE OF CRAP!!!!