Excerpt: Dual-Layer writing capabilities have been around for the past year and we are finally starting to see the price of these DVD writers decline to more affordable levels. Case in point: Samsung’s new WriteMaster TS-H552U Dual Layer DVD writer can write Dual Layer DVD’s at a blazing 5x write time, yet the drive costs under $100 dollars and comes with a very tempting software package.
Pros: Available in both beige and black; excellent software package; very affordable
Cons: Slow DVD-R write times, confusing model number; may be difficult to find
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. Not only did the drive manage to read our defective test discs but it did so with relative ease producing smooth graphs. If only the TS-H552 could read DVD-RAM, we could speak of a near perfect reader.