Samsung TS-H552B DVD Writer

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Samsung TS-H552B


OEM:
Toshiba-Samsung
Chipset:Mediatek
40xCDR PCAV
32xCDRW PCAV
12xDVD-R PCAV
4xDVD-RW CLV
DVD-RDL
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$50 6.2/10
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DVD Media comments for this DVD Writer (click on the link to read the comments):
1 Budget 8xDVD-R (TYG02.......) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Bulkpaq 8xDVD-R (MCC 02RG20) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Bulkpaq 8xDVD-R (ProdiscF01..) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 CompUSA 4xDVD+R (AML.....001) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Datasafe Media 16xDVD+R (CMC MAG.M01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Datawrite (Printable) 8xDVD-R (MCC 02RG20) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
2 Datawrite Red (V3) 4xDVD-R (AN31........) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Datawrite Titanium 8xDVD-R (CMC MAG. AE1) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Datawrite Yellow 8xDVD-R (TTG02.......) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 E3Works 4xDVD+R (........001) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 EMTEC 4xDVD-R (MAM8XG01....) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 EMTEC 4xDVD-R (OPTODISCR004) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Esa 8xDVD+R (CMC MAG.E01) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Fujifilm 4xDVD-R (FUJIFILM02..) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Fujifilm 1xDVD-R (RITEKG03....) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 GQ (Great Quality) 8xDVD-R (TYG02.......) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Hd Digital 4xDVD-R (AML.........) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Hyundai 4xDVD-R (SKC Co.,Ltd.) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 ilo 8xDVD-R (CMC MEG. AE1) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Imation 8xDVD+R (MBIPG101R04) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Imation 8xDVD+R (RICOHJPNR02) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
2 JVC 4xDVD+RW (RICOHJPNW11) comments, 2 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Maxell 8xDVD+R (MAXELL..002) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Maxell 4xDVD-R (MXL RG02....) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Maxell 4xDVD+RW (PHILIPS.041) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Memorex 8xDVD-R (CMC MAG. AE1) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
2 Memorex 8xDVD+R (CMC MAG.E01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Memorex 4xDVD+R (CMC MAG.F01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Memorex 8xDVD-R (MCC 02RG20) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
3 Memorex 4xDVD+R (RICOHJPNR01) comments, 2 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
2 Memorex 4xDVD+RW (RICOHJPNW11) comments, 1 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Memorex 2.4xDVD+R (RITEK...D01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 MW UltraGrade 4xDVD-R (............) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Nexxtech 8xDVD+R (CMC MAG.E01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Omega 4xDVD-R (Plasmon1A...) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
2 Philips 8xDVD-R (CMC MAG. AE1) comments, 2 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Philips 8xDVD+R (CMC MAG.E01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Pinnacle 4xDVD-R (ONIDTECH....) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Pinnacle 4xDVD-R (SKC Co., Ltd.) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Princo 4xDVD-R (PRINCO......) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Prodisc 8xDVD+R (PRODISC.R03) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 RiData 2.4xDVD+R (RITEK...D01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 RiData 4xDVD+R (RITEK...R02) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
2 RiData 8xDVD-R (RITEKG05....) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 RiDisc (Xtreme) 8xDVD-R (RITEKG05....) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Samsung (Pleomax) 4xDVD+R (OPTODISCOR4) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Samsung (Pleomax) 4xDVD-R (OPTODISCR004) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Samsung (Pleomax) 8xDVD-R (OPTODISCR008) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 SilverLine 8xDVD-R (INFOMEDIAR20) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Sony 4xDVD+R (RICOHJPNR01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Sony 4xDVD-R (SONY04D1....) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Sony 8xDVD-R (SONY08D1....) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
2 Sony 16xDVD-R (SONY16D1....) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Staples 8xDVD-R (CMC MAG. AE1) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Target e-gear 4xDVD+R (CMC MAG.F01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
2 TDK 8xDVD+R (MBIPG101R04) comments, 2 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 TDK 4xDVD+R (RICOHJPNR01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 TDK ScratchProof / Armor Plated 2xDVD-RW (TDK502sakuM3) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Verbatim 8xDVD+R (MKM.....003) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Verbatim (DataLifePlus) 4xDVD-RW (MCC 01RW4X) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Verbatim (DataLifePlus) 8xDVD-R (MCC 02RG20) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Verbatim (DataLifePlus) 4xDVD+RW (MKM.....A02) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Verbatim (Pearl White) 8xDVD+R (CMC MAG.E01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
2 Verbatim DigitalMovie 4xDVD-R (MCC 01RG20) comments, 2 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Verbatim DigitalMovie 4xDVD+R (MCC.....002) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Windata 16xDVD-R (MCC 03RG20) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Windata 8xDVD+R (YUDEN000T02) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 WOW Sight & Sound 4xDVD-R (SKC Co.,Ltd.) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 X-Logic 4xDVD-R (DKM_01......) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
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Comments
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awful gliches galore insert cr-r change cd-r to a differnt cd-r drive does not recogonize new disc
can burn dvds ok
cd-r burning works but very slow


Comments posted by rtwerw from United States, April 06, 2006. Rated this writer 3 of 10.





Wow this is the suckiest thing i ever installed into my pc. Burning dvd-movies is like lotto.. 1/10 works..

DO NOT buy this <insert foul language here> piece of crap.

I have tried quality dvd's and with different burning software.. Screw samsung, im getting a pioneer.


Comments posted by Patric from Sweden, November 20, 2005. Rated this writer 1 of 10.





This writer is a giant piece of crap. Whomever stated to remove it , place it on the ground and smash it furiousley knew exactley what they were talking about. Just about every movie I ever burned with this trash freezes up in the middle of the movie. 50 bucks for this machine is 49.99 to much. I won't even put it on ebay and try to sell it to some fool who would buy it for 20 bucks.


Comments posted by cjoe from United States, September 18, 2005. Rated this writer 1 of 10.





Hi All,

I have got problem also with CMC media and TS-H552B. I have just tried to "downngrade" my firmware from TS10 to TS08. Now it is working. I'm using Rivision 8x CMC DVD. With TS08 firmware, this burner likes almost all medias(G04, G05, CMC have been tried - Ridisc, Arita, Rivision and so on). Try to downgrade your fw to this one. I heard, Samsung made wrong fw after TS08.


Comments posted by John from Hungary, September 18, 2005. Rated this writer 8 of 10.





Its true this drive is truly a piece of crap. Got latest firmware t10 but still writes intermittently. Spent loads of money on getting different brand DVDs r-+. Take my advice... remove from your pc, place on hard surface and smash vigourously with a hammer... believe me youll feel better. DOnt waste time messing around with DMA settings and all the rest, get rid its not worth the hassle because its a flawed product to start with. Forget about it, and get a NEC3020.


Comments posted by Paul from United Kingdom, August 16, 2005. Rated this writer 1 of 10.







Comments posted by Glen from United Kingdom, July 05, 2005. Rated this writer 1 of 10.





This is my 3rd DVDwriter; came pre-installed in eMachines Athlon64 sys.

Updated firmware to TS10 & Bundled Nero to 6.6.x immediately.

Very bluntly, in comparison to my BenQ DW800A this is JUNK, *barely* better than my orig OptoRite DD0203.
Nero CDspeed shows PI *FAILURES* for every burn & burn quality is way less than that of my BenQ (even tested with same exact burn with both burners on Fuji Yuden id'd 8x +R blanks. BenQ got over 10% better quality score, both disks tested with CDspeed in BOTH burners also).


btw: previous reviewer recommended TDK media. Locally, all of this I have found has been CMCmag disk ID (eg. POOR quality).
& this TS-H552B definately does NOT like CMC id'd media!

Best media in it yet (& I have over a dozen different variaties on hand to chose from) has been Fuji (Ricoh disk ID) 4x +R. This burner burns them at 4x; the BenQ burns them at 8x & gets better burn quality in the process!

Lastly, in my other main desktop (Athlon T-bird 1333MHz) I have a Sony 16x DVD-rom. In comparison this Samsung is also a POOR 'reader'; tries to read burnt media TOO FAST & as a result has read errors/glitches! Have even had 'read' problems with 'factory' DVD's (PowerDVD 5 playback).

NOT recommended!






Comments posted by jeg from United States, June 04, 2005. Rated this writer 3 of 10.





Awwsome Burner. Burns flawlessly using DVDXCopy Platinum and Nero Software in all formats and speeds! I have been building Custom PC's and Networks for over 5 years now and I use Samsung products in all of them, less than 1% problem ratio!

Also for all the idiots screaming about disk errors and bad burns: #1) Always update your firmware, EVEN With New Burners at the day of install!
#2) You buy cheap Media, You get Bad Burns!
#3) If ya dont use TDK, Sony, Linkyo or better media, your wasting your money!


Comments posted by EvilMind from United States, May 06, 2005. Rated this writer 10 of 10.





I can only burn DVD-R's with this piece of crap. DVD+RWs and DVD+R DL (DVD-9) always make coasters.


Comments posted by Fluffhead from United States, March 26, 2005. Rated this writer 2 of 10.





Duh... i'm a computer technisian i'v been working with this burners about 4-5 month and imo its the worst DVD/RW EVER its full of probs once even broke a TDK DvD when writing


Comments posted by TerM from Greece, March 25, 2005. Rated this writer 1 of 10.





I bought one from microcenter, It didn't burn 8x on fuji dvd+r dvd single layer media, so i reduced the speed to 4x than worked fine. I use xp pro 1 gig ram socket 478 1.6ghz p4.


Comments posted by frost from United States, March 21, 2005. Rated this writer No rating.





Well after struggling to make it work with Pinnacle and making several toasters and not finding any information at the Pinnacle site. I been that I also had problems with Win Cinema, which I have not been able to make the options to work. I downloaded the latest firmware update from Samsung 03-17-05 (http://www.samsung-odd.com) Problem solved at list with Pinnacle, Still WinCinema Manager not options still, and this is what it comes with the DVD burner. I just wanted Pinnacle to work, and that is all I care at this point. So here you go, download the latest update. I still think is a good drive I had several Samsung products and this is the first time I had problems with it.


Comments posted by RG from United States, March 20, 2005. Rated this writer 9 of 10.





Good writer if you not use pinnacle products. All media I have used (SonyDVD 8+r, Sony DVD+rw, Tdk and Maxell)and burnt with Roxio Easy CD/DVD Creator works fine.


Comments posted by Ariel Jenkins from Finland, March 15, 2005. Rated this writer 9 of 10.







Comments posted by E. Guanche from Cuba, March 05, 2005. Rated this writer No rating.







Comments posted by bungle_5 from United Kingdom, January 21, 2005. Rated this writer 7 of 10.





Hi, burner works fine - not so does the instant cd/dvd
software from pinnacle- only e- mail support from them-
no accurate answer since 1 week...


Comments posted by sven from Germany, January 18, 2005. Rated this writer 8 of 10.





love the drive its very quiet, reads anything and with the right media gives good compatable burns. so far i find datawrite grey fujifilm03 very good and datasafe 8x dvd- white cmc mag ae1 even better , looking at the reveiws i think the datawrite titaniums are on my list next. btw it hates prodiscso4 just spits them out half burnt.
i have a low spec p111 550 256mb machine and im over the moon with this drive, some of my back ups load quicker than the originals!


Comments posted by antony from United Kingdom, January 17, 2005. Rated this writer 9 of 10.





Got a new pc december 2004 with this drive.My first dvd writer.So far results have been good.
Media used
TDK DVD-RW 2x. Verbatim DVD-RW 4x.
Datasafe cdr 52x. Philips cdr 52x. Verbatim cdrw 24x .Mr DATA cdrw 10x.
Software used. Nero 6. Pinnacle instant cd/dvd 8.
DVD decrypter. cdex 1.51
DVD playback on Sony PS2 with no problems.
Easy firmware upgradeable.Currently TS06.
Gonna try dvd-r 8x within next few weeks. Forget dvd+r discs because of compatability issues with dvd players.



Comments posted by tr from United Kingdom, January 15, 2005. Rated this writer 10 of 10.





O.K...my drive is currently working perfectly. However I only give it an 8 because I had a lot of trouble getting it to work at first and I ended up having to return it to the retailer. While I was waiting for the replacement I upgraded to Windows XP Professional from Windows 2000 Professional. I just got a replacement drive, put it in and it works wonderfully! All of the media I bought that the drive wasn't recognizing before are burning beautifully and I lucked out because they also are able to play on my DVD player. The most important thing to do with this drive is:
1. upgrade to the most current firmware (TS06 currently)
2. upgrade to Windows XP
3. Return the drive immediately if it is having trouble reading media.

After I did this everything was great about this drive and I got it for $49.99 with free shipping!


Comments posted by Jesardo from United States, January 12, 2005. Rated this writer 8 of 10.





3 days ago I bought the TS-H552B OEM for 59.- at Microcenter. It came with firmware TS04 but I downloaded the firmware TS06. I can't share the negative comments in this forum.

As stated at http://www.cdfreaks.com/article/163
the DVD read operations are very fast. Using DVDDecrypter I ripped a single layer DVD in about six minutes / a double layer DVD in about ten minutes.
I burned the single layer DVD to a Dynex DVD+R (8x) (bought 50 for $3.- at BestBuy on black Friday) using NERO.
The first time I burned at 6x. It works fine on the PC but my Daewoo standalone player could only play the first minute and stopped before the main menue.
I tried to burn a second DVD+R at 2.4x and this one works nicely on my standalone.

In the next days I will try to play both DVD+Rs in different players and also vary the recording speed.


Comments posted by Markus from United States, January 11, 2005. Rated this writer No rating.





Bought this DVD writer a week ago and I must say...it's a crap!! Tried to burn 10 DVD's,and only 2 went well...it's everything okay, installed correctly, DMA supported, but when it starts to burn, it kills all the DVD's..it's a piece of crap..i'm returning it back!


Comments posted by Jonas_Vedder from Portugal, January 09, 2005. Rated this writer 1 of 10.





Had the H552B for 3 weeks. It will not burn a DVD that will run on my old Panasonic DVD player. Sumsung's tec-support solution is buy a "new DVD player". I am going to buy a new burner instead.


Comments posted by Vern Jones from United States, January 08, 2005. Rated this writer No rating.





Keep the firmware current and only use quality blanks. Verbatim 8x +R (MCC) and TDK 8x -R (TTG02) are working flawlessly. No name or cheap store brands; forget about it! Purchased from Micro Center for $69 with 1 year warranty.


Comments posted by Posey4656 from United States, January 08, 2005. Rated this writer 8 of 10.





I can not use the Instant Cinema software from Pinnacle (and so not play DVD films) who is delivered in the package !? Always the message 'No DVD decoder found'. But with WinDVD from Intervideo it is OK and I can play DVDs, so why not with Pinnacle ?
No easy help found by Pinnacle...still waiting.


Comments posted by Perjan from Belgium, January 04, 2005. Rated this writer No rating.





I'm really satisfied with this burner. I have got a serious problem before, I could not write cheap DVD's, just expensive ones ;), but I changed the burner to a new one, after it is working. So if you have any trouble with your burner, change it at your reseller.... Really good DVD burner... anyway, does anybody have experience with Rivision DVD and stand alone players? I cannot play them...


Comments posted by HUN_DVD from Hungary, December 24, 2004. Rated this writer 8 of 10.




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OEM
Original Equipment Manufacturer.


Chipset

The manufacturer of the main chipset the DVD writer/recorder is based on.


Write support / Read support
DVD-R
= Works
DVD-R = Is not supported
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.


Connection
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)


Rating
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.


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