Excerpt: Ten years ago a 1X CD-R drive cost $3000. You could set up a burn session before you left work for the night and the next morning, barring any unforeseen glitches, you'd have a freshly burned CD-R. Five years ago, a DVD-R would set you back about $400, and they burned at 1X speed.
Summary: This is the first Samsung DVDRW drive that I have ever looked at and used, and to be quite honest it's a little hit and miss. While some areas of this drive are excellent, slower read speeds, and poor write quality at 16X is a little disappointing.
Pros: Speedy 16X DVD Writing., Excellent seek times on CD's and DVD's., Very quiet., Nero 6.3 Suite., DVD+R DL writer.
Cons: Conservative 8X and 12X write strategy., Questionable write quality at high speeds., Slow Digital Audio Extraction.
Conclusion: Samsung TS-H552U Burner - Page 21 Conclusion Samsung's release, the TS-H552U, an upgrade of the H552B, proved to be pretty much the same as its predecessor, a really good drive. In the error correction arena, the drive's mechanism managed to read successfully all defective discs, producing smooth...
Conclusion: Samsung TS-H552 DL Recorder - Page 21 Conclusion Samsung has a great reputation in optical storage and we were curious to see how this model would perform. Starting with the reading tests, all we have is praise for the drive, especially in the area of error correction.