From start the DELL C3284 DVD+RW Drive failed to burn DVD's of lasting quality. In several cases the burned DVD's ended up read failures in other drives, as well as the DELL C3283 DVD+RW drive itself.
Although DVD's are shaky backup material, for non-critical use it's a cheap way to copy software, pictures, music and sorts. In time the frequency of DVD disc failure increased. Enough to investigate this issue a bit deeper.
The DELL C3284 DVD+RW drive is in fact a TSST TS-L532B. The manufacturer is known as the Toshiba Samsung Storage Technology Corporation, an international joint venture company of Toshiba Corporation and Samsung.