Samsung SE-208AB/Tsws Slim External DVD Writer - Glossy White
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Interfaces:1 x Hi-Speed USB - 4 PIN USB Type A, Type:None., Service & Support:2 years warranty, Service & Support Details:Limited warranty - 2 years, Compatible with Windows 7:"Compatible with Windows 7" software and devices carry Microsoft's assurance that these products have passed tests for compatibility and reliability with 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 7., Compliant Standards:RoHS, Supported Media Formats:CD Text, CD Extra, CD-DA (audio), CD-I, CD-ROM XA, Mixed-mode CD, Photo CD, Video CD, CD-ROM, CD+G (Karaoke CD), DVD-Video, Features:Speed Adjustment Technology (SAT), Tilt Actuator Compensation (TAC), Double Optimum Power Control, firmware upgradable, Media Load Type:Tray, Buffer Size:1 MB, Compliant Standards:CD-Bridge, Video CD, Access Time:150 ms (DVD), 150 ms (CD), Read Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD), Buffer Underrun Protection:Yes, Supported Media Types:CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-ROM, DVD-R, DVD-RAM, DVD-RW, DVD+RW, DVD+R, DVD+R DL, DVD-R DL, Write Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD±R) / 6x (DVD±R DL), Type:DVD±RW (±R DL) / DVD-RAM, CD / DVD Rewrite Speed:24x (CD) / 6x (DVD-RW) / 8x (DVD+RW) / 5x (DVD-RAM)
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There are some people online who have stated that it doesn't work with a Mac or that there are no Mac-install options. That's not true. It's actually all ready to go. The disc that comes with it is just a digital manual with multiple languages. You don't really need it. All you really need is to connect up the wires. You don't need to use both USB plugs, one is just for an extension.
As for the noise level, I don't find it too bad. Though I can understand how it wouldn't be ideal for watching movies from disc. I only bought mine for burning discs so that doesn't really affect me.
In summary: it's a decent price, looks quite cool and it does the job. If you're not one for spending more than necessary, consider this product.
this was purchased to replace an external desktop lacie burner what gave up, i have used this on my macbook and mini mac using toast 6,
its just plug and play, you only need ONE of the usb connections on a macbook and minimac, i tested it a full burn speed and it works great,
for under £22 a real bargain, i used this to play a dvd and the burner/player was on a polished wood table, this actually moved around on it
because its so light. So if you want something thats nice and cheap and works on a mac with no problems this is for you.
If you want something a bit better in weight and build quality you will have to spend a bit more money,
i burn about 100 dvd discs a year hopefully this will do the job fine, if it lasts a year or two then i will be happy!
And on the subject of speed, unlike most other drives, this will reach its max speed of 8x normal DVD read, and as I've always said, anything faster than that usually creates more problems and wastes more time than it saves, so while it isn't as fast as my old drive which could supposedly reach 24x normal DVD read/write, it can actually reach that speed in normal use and not make a racket while it does it.
It looks great too, sleek and glossy and matches my computer case perfectly, and because when I'm done with it I can just put it away and hide it, it doesn't ruin the looks of the case or annoy me with the noise they make during start up or just random computer use, and it also doesn't slow my computers start up time like my old drive, cause I simply unplug it when I don't need it. The old drive didn't just slow my comp down in the bios, it was Windows as well that slowed down, and because I'm used to fast boot times with the SSD I have, having my comp slowed down by a DVD drive really irritated me.
The only negative point I have, and it's very minor at best, is the drive activity light, it's green, and I would prefer it to be in the colour the drive casing is in (i.e. white for mine) but it's the only thing that spoils it for me, and that is just being nit picky, so I can't knock it down for something that I rarely pay attention to, other than that, it's a great drive and if you have a netbook and you need a DVD drive, this one is pretty much perfect, and I highly recommend it.
I have a mac air 11" (2012) I only need to put the one usb cable in and it works. I know this doesn't always work for everyone. I have noted that if I plug it in but don't use it straight away the power turns off but I just unplug it and plug it back in again. Perhaps this wouldn't happen if I could be bothered to get a usb extension so that I could plug both usbs in. I don't use it often enough to bother though.
Remember if you buy this you are buying a DVD writer for less than twenty five quid. You don't buy stewing beef expecting fillet steak.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Feels incredibly light and fragile but it has held it's own and writes discs perfectly, so great value for money, but just be careful with it!Published 4 months ago by Nick
Neat, slim. Works well with my imac...a little noisy and a bit slow though..haven't used it for burning discs as yet, only reading/ down loading image filesPublished 21 months ago by Mrs. Norma Walton
Bought this for my iMac as it has no cd or dvd drive. This is much cheaper than apples own external dvd writer and I have found it works perfectly, never had any problemsPublished on 7 May 2014 by Courtnej
the only drawback with this writer is the need for two usb sockets. the performance is very good especially if you have usb3Published on 6 May 2014 by Mr. Paul Green
i ordderd this item thinking i could attach it to the tv. i didn't realise i had ordderd the wrong thing. i sent it back. it was okay for the money.Published on 29 Oct. 2013 by sheala medhurst