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Samsung SE-208AB/TSBS 8 x DVD+/-RW Slim Portable External DVD Writer - Black

by Samsung
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (414 customer reviews)
RRP: 31.99
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  • USB-powered for powerful on-the-go capability
  • MAC OS Compatible
  • Travel lighter with this travel writer
  • Buffer Underrun Free
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Samsung SE-208DB/TSBS Slim Portable External USB 2.0 DVDRW - Black Samsung SE-208DB/TSBS Slim Portable External USB 2.0 DVDRW - Black 4.5 out of 5 stars (318)
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Samsung SE-208AB/TSBS 8 x DVD+/-RW Slim Portable External DVD Writer - Black + CD/ DVD Permanent Marker Pens
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Technical Details
Item Weight422 g
Product Dimensions20 x 15 x 7 cm
Item model numberSE-208AB/TSBs
Optical Drive TypeExternal
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank 3,009 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight422 g
Date First Available16 Sep 2011
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Product Description

Box Contains

Samsung External ODD
USB Cable
User Guide

Product Description

Technical Specifications: CD reading speed: 24 x CD-R: 24 x / 24 x Connection: USB 2.0 DVD + R /-R DL writing speed: 6 x / 6 x DVD reading speed: 8 x DVD-R/+R writing speed: 8 x / 8 x DVD-RAM reading/writing speed: 5 x DVD-RAM writing speed: 5 x DVD-RW / + RW writing speed: 6 x / 8 x Dimensions: (W x H x D) 146 x 21 x 144 mm LightScribe: No Slimline: Yes

Description: Samsung Dvd Burner Ret.Slim Se-208ab Bl

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126 of 130 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars best money i have spent 23 Dec 2011
By jcm
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i have just purchased this little peice of kit for my netbook so i can burn my dvd and cds. this is so easy to install the software and burning is not a problem. i have to admit for 20 odd quid this is fantastic value and you will be pushed to get any better. i am delighted with this and would highly recommend it to anyone. i just have window 7 starter on my netbook and it runs perfectly. well this is the best buy i have done in a long long time
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71 of 73 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Does what it says! 10 Dec 2011
By Jerez
Replaced a broken drive on my Vista desktop and acts as a portable drive for a W7 netbook. Works fine, plays DVDs, writes DVDs....
(The previous 8 CD drive I had went wrong after 8 months ....so this 25 drive seems marvellous in comparison.)
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars MacBook Air External Drive 3 Mar 2012
I bought this drive so that on my travels I could watch DVDs and access discs without having to use the drive share from another PC. The drive connects to the MacBook Air without any problem. Although it has a USB cable with a splitter to draw extra power from a second USB port it was not needed (good job as the Air does not have side by side ports and the second cable is not very long). The drive even runs when the Air is only on battery power, i.e. you don't need the laptop plugged into the mains.

Yes the device is plastic and can feel a little flimsy but for less than 25 I wasn't expecting it to be bullet proof.

The drive can be a little noisy, especially when importing CDs - but it is running at 15x so you would expect to hear the disc spinning. During DVD playback there were a few extra clicks and whirs but it didn't detract too much from watching the film.

Overall - a good bit of kit for the price.
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57 of 59 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Real money saver! 24 Jan 2012
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I bought this USB DVD writer for just over 20 from Amazon because the internal drive in my laptop has failed. To replace the internal one would cost at least double and would mean taking the laptop apart - something I am not confident to do. Although the laptop is nearly five years old it is still not due for complete replacement, so the external USB DVD drive is an ideal solution.

It comes with Nero software (on a CD which might have been difficult to access if the new drive did not work automatically ...).

I plugged in the drive and it was identified immediately and works immediately! No instructions are needed. I installed the Nero software but it works seamlessly with the normal Windows, Roxio and similar programs.

Within minutes of it arriving I had burnt a couple of photo DVDs, and have already burnt several data DVDs. It seems to be working perfectly.

Very pleased with the product, Amazon price, and delivery - I received it within 36 hours, it may have been even quicker but I did not get home until tea time and it was already there.
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34 of 35 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Only need one usb to work 11 Jan 2012
By Bigdvae
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This player only needs one usb to work despite what i read in other reviews. It's a great plpayer and a great price!
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60 of 64 people found the following review helpful
By rayer
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Ordered to use with my macbook air and it works fine off one USB connector despite another reviewing stating it doesn't. They obviously didn't test it. Despite this, it is made of very flimsy plastic. So if the unit is placed on a flat surface and you attempt to press the open tray button with your fingers placed even lightly on top of the unit to stop it slipping, you will find the thin plastic top flexes and interferes with opening as well as closing. The CD/DVD tray itself is very poor quality and moves considerably to the left and right, not to mention not sliding in and out very well. Don't even consider picking the unit up if you have a disc in it as it will sound like it is shredding the disc.

I had previously purchased the Samsung SE-S084F External USB 2.0 Slimline 8X DVD Writer and it is well made, solid and certainly worth the extra money. Personally, I would stay away from this Samsung SE-208AB unit and spend the extra money. As the saying goes, you get what you pay for and this unit is poorly made. Your main question should be how often you intend to use it, because once in a while may be fine, but if you rely on it regularly, think twice.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good, as you would expect from Samsung 30 Jan 2012
By Herbie
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Just bought this DVD writer, and I'm pleased! It has a 'marbled' finish, so no problem with fingerprints. It came with a CD - but Windows 7 Starter on my netbook downloaded the drivers automatically. The CD components are for 'Nero' and I've downloaded these and used them - no problem.
However, if you want to 'play' a commercial DVD then you need extra software. I took the easy way out, and anytime upgraded to 'Home Premium' which allows you to play the DVD from Windows Media Player (with all the encoding dealt with). This is a rather expensive solution at around 50, but other alternatives are available - just messy to sort out, and a test of your patience!
The unit operates on my HP Mini 210-3003sa with just one USB connection.
So, yes, I would recommend this unit but with some reservations about assuming that it is going to play commercial DVDs without additional expenditure or geeky downloads of extra software.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Doesn't work 13 Mar 2013
By Laura
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Provided with a CD to load drivers. Can't use CD as I don't have a working CD drive (hence why I bought this product). The document with it states that you can download the drivers from the Samsung website. They aren't on there. Absolutely rubbish!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Writer
Easy to use and well constructed. Simple plug and play. I have used this a few times now and it works well.
Published 1 hour ago by Alan Hancock
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
I use this with a netbook. It works a treat, providing a simple solution where you require a cheap DVD writer for the occasional software install. Read more
Published 16 days ago by Rev. J. Raffay
5.0 out of 5 stars Samsung SE-208AB/SBS 8 x DVD+/- Slim Portable External DVD Writer
Works well and is simple to use. Can be stored when not required and is a handy stand-by unit. Very happy with it.
Published 23 days ago by Roy
4.0 out of 5 stars Worked
I got this as my old DVD device stopped working. This works fine and is quiet. I have played lots of DVDs on this and have ripped CDs etc to computer without problem. Read more
Published 25 days ago by Beckie
4.0 out of 5 stars Decent writer but slow
Good to have an external DVD writer as my notebook doesn't have one built-in. This is a decent device, but it's slow - I've averaged around 2x writing speeds for DVD-R.
Published 1 month ago by Martyn
4.0 out of 5 stars Handy
I bought this to use with a notebook and it works well.
it's light and compact and has proven very handy. Read more
Published 1 month ago by MR
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Product
Easy to use, plug and play. Does what it says on the tin. Would recommend it to other users. Neat.
Published 1 month ago by Happy Face
5.0 out of 5 stars Samsung SE-208AB/TSBS 8 x DVD+/-RW Slim Portable External DVD Writer
Bought this for my netbook which doesn't have a DVD drive on it.
Great construction and quality, works very well.
Published 1 month ago by elu69
1.0 out of 5 stars Deeply disappointing
I bought this product as reviews seemed to indiccate good quality, and reliable.
I have a Samsung laptop, and have spent several hours battling to get this DVD writer... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Dr.Andrej Trenkic
5.0 out of 5 stars Does what it says on the box.
We needed an external hard drive for back up, not used it yet as am getting more discs in the next week or so. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Sarah Woll
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