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Samsung SE-506CB/RSWD - SAMSUNG SLIM RETAIL EXTERNAL 3D BLU RAY WRITER WHITE

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  • Samsung Quality
  • Drive Type: External Slim Blu-ray Writer
  • Interface: USB 2.0
  • Average Seek Time: CD-ROM(190ms), DVD-ROM(180ms), BD-ROM(350ms)
  • Write: 8X DVD+R/-R, 6X DVD+R/-R DL, 8X DVD+RW, 6X DVD-RW, 5X DVD-RAM 6X BD-R SL/DL, 2X BD-RE SL/DL, 24X CD-R/CD-RW Read: 8X DVD+R/-R, 8X DVD+R/-R DL, 8X DVD+RW/-RW, 8X DVD-ROM, 5X DVD-RAM 6X BD-R SL/DL, 6X BD-RE SL/DL, 24X CD-R/CD-RW/CD-ROM<br>Read: 8X DVD+R/-R, 8X DVD+R/-R DL, 8X DVD+RW/-RW, 8X DVD-ROM, 5X DVD-RAM 6X BD-R SL/DL, 6X BD-RE SL/DL, 24X CD-R/CD-RW/CD-ROM
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BrandSamsung
Item Weight286 g
Product Dimensions14.5 x 14.8 x 1.8 cm
Item model numberSE-506CB/RSWD
ColorWhite
  
Additional Information
ASINB00IQ0SCNS
Best Sellers Rank 10,345 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight431 g
Date First Available25 Mar 2014
  
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Samsung SE-506CB/RSWD - SAMSUNG SLIM RETAIL EXTERNAL 3D BLU RAY WRITER WHITE


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1.0 out of 5 stars Region locked 29 July 2014
By Ironic
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Amazon.com: 4.1 out of 5 stars  33 reviews
53 of 53 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Works great on 2013 iMac OS X Mavericks 25 May 2014
By fatdawg - Published on Amazon.com
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When I started looking at blu-ray burners for my iMac, I read um-teen reviews of various drives. I narrowed it down to four brands. I went with the Pawtec first - reviews were decent, some people had no trouble with it. I, however, could not burn blu-ray discs on it. It played them fine, and burned regular DVD's fine, but not blu-ray. So I returned it (my first-ever return on Amazon, and while it cost me a few bucks, it was painless!) and went back and read more reviews on the remaining contenders.

It came down to LG, Pioneer (the picture-frame one) and Samsung. The Pioneer looked cool, and the picture frame gimmic was appealing, but in the end, cost won out. The LG was most expensive. The Samsung was least expensive. There appeared to be several models out there (an A, B, and C). I tried researching what the letters meant and it looks like it's basically the order of updated drives. So I took a chance on the latest one - the 506-CB - in white.

Took it out of the box and plugged it in. The white drive looks good with the iMac, but as noted on a different review, the Amazon photo looks almost silver-ish, and this is definitely white. Anyway, I inserted a blank disc, and Mac OS X 10.9.3 asked what I wanted to do with my blank BD disc, so that was cool (the Pawtec did not do that). I hit ignore and opened Adobe Premiere Elements 12. Burned a movie to blu-ray (HP brand BD-R discs) on the first try. Plopped it in and it played on my TV no problem. Took it out and compared it to the same movie burned onto DVD - video quality was definitely better. Go blu-ray! I put in a commercial BD movie and it played fine (using one of the free players found online). So it burns and plays blu-ray on my iMac as advertised.

I put another blank disc in. This time I told OS X to open Finder. Added a 24 GB 30-min movie file for archiving. Drag-and-drop, just like in Windows (7, no idea how Windows 8 works - I left that train a while ago lol). I clicked "burn" and a window popped up for a name. Named it and clicked "go" and it is 35% complete as I write this. Very easy to archive files onto BD.

I have not tried burning a quad-layer disc - they are cost prohibitive. But I wanted the feature for when the costs come down, and this drive is supposed to support that. I think another reviewer said his model AB burns quads, so I have no reason to believe this model CB won't.

For out of the box playing and burning a regular blu-ray disc on a Mac, I'm happy, and would recommend this drive. Especially at under $100 with Prime 2-day shipping.
23 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best drive around right now. 19 April 2014
By Joseph W. - Published on Amazon.com
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As I'm reviewing this (April 2014), there is no better Blu-Ray writer that I can see. This thing is slim, very lightweight, and supports pretty much all the disk types. It's USB 2.0 instead of the preferred 3.0, but I'm told that for a disk writer, it makes no effective difference. I'm using it with Windows 8.1 and suspect it will work fine with Windows 7. Drive comes with lots of outdated Cyberlink software on an included CD. No documentation for the drive itself, not printed, not on the CD, and not online. Strange. I did not install *any* of the software. It worked with my own Cyberlink Power2Go (a newer version). The CD does have a firmware updater which at the moment I don't need (yet).
22 of 24 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Drive -- Poor Software 3 May 2014
By Tim Eum - Published on Amazon.com
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This drive is great. After you install other software such as PowerDVD 14, it works as advertised. It does run relatively quiet. However the included software -- Cyberlink Suite which includes PowerDVD 10 and Nero cannot play a Blu-Ray DVD. They do not play They do fine on regular DVDs and CDs but not Blu-Ray. It is disappointing to buy an optical drive that has the capability to read and write Blu-Ray and then not be able to because the included software is incapable of doing so. I had to spend another $100 to get the correct software --- not such a good deal. Perhaps I should skip getting Blu-Ray capability next time and just stick to normal DVDs and CDs. It is overly expensive to have Blu-Ray.
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Drive Samsung Electronics Optical Drives SE-506CB (Black) 16 Jun 2014
By Marq P - Published on Amazon.com
Basically i chose this one over the 506BB because off the color (grayed logo vs the blue matched my laptop better).

Works like a charm. I did not use the included software as i had better software already. Did not update any firmware. Simple plug and play right out of the box, no installation disc required (using windows 7 Pro).Yes it plays blurays (provided you have the right software). As far as burning I tried with single layer Blurays and dual layer DVD+Rs no problem. On the bottom states it is rated at 5 volts 1.3 amps so it uses a single usb port (all mine are 3.0 but will work the same with usb 2.0). My only complaint is that they didn't make a 6x bluray burner with a faster dvd burning speed as im used to 16x (which burn a full disc in aprox 5m37s) as opposed to this 8x which takes slightly over 11mins.

note: VERY IMPORTANT..when inserting disc with tray FULLY OPEN do so carefully if pressed down to even remotely hard tray feels as if could easily damage or break despite having aluminum rails, so be as gentle as possible.
15 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Works great with Mac Pro 2013 and MakeMKV to read Bluray movies....period. 26 July 2014
By Anooj Zaveri - Published on Amazon.com
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I just received this drive to replace the Pawtec Slim External Aluminum Slot-Loading BDXL Blu-Ray Writer / Burner (Black) I purchased for my Mac Pro 2013. I needed an USB Bluray drive to rip my Bluray movies so I can store them on my media server. I originally went with the Pawtec Slim External Aluminum Slot-Loading BDXL Blu-Ray Writer / Burner (Black) because it was rated at USB 3.0 and had the Slot-Loading feature. It's a nice looking drive, but stops there.

As I mentioned before, I bought this Samsung drive for my Mac Pro 2013 specifically to use with MakeMKV to convert my Bluray movies for my media server. The moment I plugged it in, the drive worked. And it worked well. When I opened MakeMKV, it didn't pop up with any SCSI errors like I received with the Pawtec drive. As soon as I put one of my Bluray movies in, it recognized it and started to do its thing. In fact, even though this drive is USB 2.0, it actually ripped my movie faster then the Pawtec which is a USB 3.0 drive. Even though it isn't a slot-loading drive, it works and works well. I'm sure there are noticeable speed differences between USB 2.0 and 3.0 optical drives. But for this user, it was quite the opposite. The Samsung SE-506CB/RSBD is definitely the winner in this case. So in conclusion, if you have a Mac and want a Bluray solution, get the Samsung drive. Even though its USB 2.0, it's fast and reliable. A definite 5-star in my book.
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