Samsung SH-W162L / TS-H552L DVD Writer
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TS-H552L came with my HP Pavillion a1420n. I have been able to burn CDs with no problem, but I have not been able to burn even one DVD (DVD-R and DVD+RW) so far. I have soem old home movies on DVD that I want to send to family members - this drive is frustrating the %#!! out of me.
HP Support told me to re-load the driver (no firmware upgrade is available) - reloading the driver made no improvement.
It's still under warranty - but I'm considering giving up and buying a new external burner, to avoid the additional frustration.
Comments posted by Arkay from United States, February 23, 2007. Rated this writer 2 of 10.
I got a TS-H552L drive in my new HP MediaCenter d4100e.
While I have had no problems with DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R or CDs, it seems to be finicky about DVD-RW media (can't get it to work at all). It can't burn either Sony DMW47 DVD-RW V1.1 media, or CompUSA DVD-RW (DVD RW4.7). I have an older Sony multi-format writer which can write these disks fine.
One HP Tech said it doesn't "really" work with DVD-RW, and to give up. Another said, it says it supports it so I'll send you a new one. HP sent me a replacement drive and it has the same problem. The PC doctor test fails with "Failure erasing the disc - SCSI Error 3011H." There are no firware upgrades available (OEM: HP, Version: 0614).
I just have a few DVD-RW for file transfer & test burns, so I'll just have to stock up on more DVD+RW I guess. Sigh.
Comments posted by Jer from United States, May 19, 2006. Rated this writer 4 of 10.
I wonder why this writer doesn't burn faster than 1.5x. This is both on DVD-R and DVD+R. Very strange! How do I speed it up to 16x?
Comments posted by Rikard Kristoffersson from Sweden, December 04, 2005. Rated this writer No rating.
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Original Equipment Manufacturer.
The manufacturer of the main chipset the DVD writer/recorder is based on.
Write support / Read support
DVD-R = Works
DVD-R? = Not tested
Single Layer(4.7GB) write speeds
1x (CLV) = about 58 minutes
2x (CLV) = about 29 minutes
2.4x (CLV) = about 24 minutes
4x (CLV) = about 14.5 minutes
6x (CLV/ZCLV) = about 10-12 minutes
8x (PCAV/ZCLV) = about 8-10 minutes
12x (PCAV/ZCLV) = about 6.5-7.5 minutes
16x (CAV/ZCLV) = about 6-7 minutes
Dual/Double Layer(8.5GB) write speeds
1x CLV = about 105 minutes
2.4x CLV = about 44 minutes
4x CLV = about 27 minutes
Single Layer (4.7GB) read speeds
1x read speed is 1.321MB/s = ~56 minutes
6x CAV (avg. ~4x) read speed is max 7.93MB/s = ~14 minutes
8x CAV (avg. ~6x) read speed is max 10.57MB/s = ~10 minutes
12x CAV (avg. ~8x) read speed is max 15.85MB/s = ~7 minutes
16x CAV (avg. ~12x) read speed is max 21.13MB/s = ~5 minutes
DVD Write types
CAV = Constant Angular Velocity, the DVD is written at a constantly increasing speed.
CLV = Constant Linear Velocity, the DVD is written at a constant speed.
ZCLV = Zone Constant Linear Velocity, the DVD is divided into zones. After each zone the write speed is increased.
PCAV = Partial Constant Angular Velocity, the DVD is being written at an increasing speed until a certain speed. After this speed it will not increase anymore.
Desktop = Standalone desktop DVD Recorder
EIDE = Computer DVD Writer with EIDE/IDE connection
SCSI = Computer DVD Writer with SCSI connection
USB = Computer desktop DVD Writer with USB 2.0 or/and 1.1 connection
FireWire = Computer desktop DVD Writer with IEEE 1394/FireWire/i.Link connection (some standalone desktop dvd recorder supports this also but then it is usually to connect your DV camera to the recorder)
The first rating is based on a weighted rank (the true Bayesian), it requires at least 5 votes to get a weighted rating.
The second rating between the ( ) is a normal average rating.