Long ago it seems, when I bought my first SATA HDD and yet, it is only now that I get to play with my first SATA DVD drive. Why you ask? Well it’s actually taken this long for SATA CD/DVD drives to catch up to IDE drives in terms of performance and price. QuietPC have sent me the Samsung Writemaster SH-S183A/BEBN SATA DVD Drive. Catchy; let’s see if its time to ditch the ribbon cables forever.
|Data Transfer Rate (Media Type -Write -Read)||DVD+R -18X (24.3MB/sec) -12X (16.2MB/sec), DVD+R Double -8X (10.8MB/sec) -8X (10.8MB/sec), DVD+RW -8X (10.8MB/sec) -8X (10.8MB/sec), DVD-R -18X (24.3MB/sec) -12X (16.2MB/sec), DVD-R Double -8X (10.8MB/sec) -8X (10.8MB/sec), DVD-RW -6X (8.1MB/sec) -8X (10.8MB/sec), DVD-RAM -12X (16.2MB/sec) -12X (16.2MB/sec), DVD-ROM -16X (21.6MB/sec), CD-ROM -48X (7.2MB/sec), CD-R -48X (7.2MB/sec) -40X (6.0MB/sec), CD-RW -32X (4.8MB/sec) -40X (6.0MB/sec)|
|Average Seek Time||DVD : 130ms – CD : 110ms|
|Supported Disc||DVD-RAM, DVD+R, DVD+R DL, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD-RW, DVD-Video, DVD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW, CD-ROM, CD-ROM/XA, CD-Audio, Video-CD, Photo CD, CD-I(FMV), CD-Extra, CD-TEXT|
|Dimensions||148.2 x 42 x 170 (W x H x D mm)|
Speed Adjustment Technology
Intelligent detection of media type. Error-free reading of all media types, increases life of drive.
Double OPC Technology
Provides reliable, zero-error recording.
Tilt Actuator Compensation Technology
Improves recording capability on deformed media.
Enables flexibility of drive operation, low noise mode, high-speed mode.
Buffer Under Run Free Technology
Prevents Buffer Under Run error, enabling high-speed writing of media.
Automatic Ball Balancing System
Vibration control for unbalanced discs.
Samsung develops technologies to design eco-products, excluding harmful materials to human body, such as Pb, Cd, Cr+6, Hg, PBBs and PBDE for the protection of human health and the environment.
Firmware Live Update
Automatically upgrades the latest firmware version through Internet by continued support of newer media.
Large Capacity Writing (up to 8.5GB)
Samsung DVD Writer is able to write on Double Layer DVD, which consists with 2 writable layers. This means you can write up to 8.5GB.
NB. Features and Specifications taken from QuietPC.co.uk