I bought a Samsung 348B because of the great reviews I read. What interest me also was according to CDR Labs review:
If you use a lot of 99 minute CD-R discs you should be happy that Samsung's new combo drive had no problems recognizing our 99 minute CompUSA media and reading it until the very end. The drive reached a maximum read speed of about 50x before it dropped off.
The one I purchased at best buy did not recognize my CompUSA 24X 99 minute CD-R. Have anyone else notice that? I updated to the latest firmware but still not recognize as 99 minute only 79 minute.