This works perfectly. It plays and reads DVDs and CDs without a problem, belying the name DVD writer, which it does perfectly. Matches my wife's Acer Ferrari in colour, too.
More info about the Samsung Se208-DB/TSRS:
according to Google, it handles the following formats: DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-ROM, DVD-Video, DVD+R DL, DVD-R DL, DVD-RAM, CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW, CD-DA, CD+E (G), CD-MIDI, CD-TEXT, CD-ROM XA, Mixed Mode CD, CD-I, CD-I Bridge (Photo-CD, Video-CD), multisession CD (Photo-CD, CD-EXTRA, Portfolio) Hope this helps.