I recently updated the firmware for this drive only to be left without the ability to write properly to dvd -r discs. for some odd reason they never finalize properly so windows cannot recognise them. i was able to write to these disc before i updated the firmware.
i have tried nero/ disc juggler and k3b under linux and they all screw up when writing to a dvd -r disc.
i tried to revert back to the old firmware which samsung kindly sent me but im still having this problem. could anything else other then the firmware be causing this under both win xp and suse ? or any suggestions on what i can try next short of taking the drive back.