Samsung Optical drives

Asustek computer inc. / F5rl
May 27, 2010 at 00:16:28
Specs: Windows 7, E7500 @ 3.2Ghz / 4GB
I recently baught a samsung blu-ray optical drive for my PC, and when I got it home and installed it I was just utterly dissapointed with it. Very very noisy, slow to initialise, struggles with even recognizing a blu-ray disk and once it starts reading it makes constant repetative seeking noises that you would expect from a dead drive. Even more dissapointing is the fact that for the first 5 mins of playing a disk it jitters. I'd just suspect a faulty drive if I hadnt had this happen before with a samsung. A long while ago I baught a samsung DVD combo drive that wasnt even capable of reading the disk it came with (other PC's read the disk fine), once again it was noisy, slow, had about a 20% success rate with burning CD's and just was all round dissapointing.

So my question is: Are samsung drives rubbish or have I just had bad luck? Every LG, Lite-On, Sony and Pioneer etc that I've used has been 100% but every Samsung I've had anything to do with has been beyond useless and barely capable of performing tasks it supposedly could do.

So with all that said: what is your experiance with Samsung drives and is there a particular drive manufacturer you would reccommend?

Thanks,
Matt

Mattwizz3
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#1
May 27, 2010 at 04:53:38
Have you checked on Samsung's site to see if there's a firmware
update? Many bluray players seem to suffer from initial
problems, I've tried LG & Pioneer, both had problems and both
cured by an upgrade - the LG one actually came with a firmware
upgrade disk - go figure.

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#2
May 27, 2010 at 22:21:44
Good idea johnr but I cant find any firmware updates for Samsungs SH-B083A drive. I guess I'll put up with the drive for the time being.

Mattwizz3
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