Samsung SH-S162L / TS-H652L DVD Writer
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1 Conmark 8xDVD-R (RITEKG05....) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Dr. Hank 4xDVD-R (GSC002......) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 HP 16xDVD-R (CMC MAG. AM3) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Maxell 16xDVD+R (CMC MAG.M01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Memorex 8xDVD-R (RITEKG05....) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Nexxtech 16xDVD-R (UME02.......) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Office Depot 8xDVD+R (RITEK...R03) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Office Depot 16xDVD-R (RITEKF1.....) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Philips 8xDVD+R (CMC MAG.E01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Samsung (Pleomax) 8xDVD-R (FUJIFILM03..) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 TDK 8xDVD+R (RITEK...S04) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Verbatim 16xDVD-R (MCC 03RG20) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
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This drive came with my computer. So far, I haven't had any problems with it. I've burned a lot of media (some good, some cheap blanks) and so far have not had any coasters or discs that wouldn't play in a standalone player.
Comments posted by CodeOptimist from United States, September 23, 2008. Rated this writer 9 of 10.
I'm not sure why one of the previous comments (posted by singhy) stated that this burner doesn't write to DVD-RAM because it definitely does. So far I've burned 5 DVD-RAM disks without any problems. I've also burned more than 10 single-layer and dual-layer movie and data disks (on Verbatim media) without any problems either. So far so good.
Comments posted by ScorpioDragon from United States, May 15, 2007. Rated this writer 8 of 10.
I understand this does NOT burn to DVD-RAM, only reads. Check out http://www.samsungoms-europe.com/samsung.php?section=product&id=SH-S162L&group=multi.
Comments posted by singhy from United Kingdom, June 15, 2006. Rated this writer No rating.
best writer i came across so far,problem free installation,great firmware backup,have yet to find a dvd-r that it will refuse to write ,as for speed it is better than average but not a racehorse.
Comments posted by sean from Ireland, April 21, 2006. Rated this writer 8 of 10.
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Original Equipment Manufacturer.
The manufacturer of the main chipset the DVD writer/recorder is based on.
Write support / Read support
DVD-R = Works
DVD-R? = Not tested
Single Layer(4.7GB) write speeds
1x (CLV) = about 58 minutes
2x (CLV) = about 29 minutes
2.4x (CLV) = about 24 minutes
4x (CLV) = about 14.5 minutes
6x (CLV/ZCLV) = about 10-12 minutes
8x (PCAV/ZCLV) = about 8-10 minutes
12x (PCAV/ZCLV) = about 6.5-7.5 minutes
16x (CAV/ZCLV) = about 6-7 minutes
Dual/Double Layer(8.5GB) write speeds
1x CLV = about 105 minutes
2.4x CLV = about 44 minutes
4x CLV = about 27 minutes
Single Layer (4.7GB) read speeds
1x read speed is 1.321MB/s = ~56 minutes
6x CAV (avg. ~4x) read speed is max 7.93MB/s = ~14 minutes
8x CAV (avg. ~6x) read speed is max 10.57MB/s = ~10 minutes
12x CAV (avg. ~8x) read speed is max 15.85MB/s = ~7 minutes
16x CAV (avg. ~12x) read speed is max 21.13MB/s = ~5 minutes
DVD Write types
CAV = Constant Angular Velocity, the DVD is written at a constantly increasing speed.
CLV = Constant Linear Velocity, the DVD is written at a constant speed.
ZCLV = Zone Constant Linear Velocity, the DVD is divided into zones. After each zone the write speed is increased.
PCAV = Partial Constant Angular Velocity, the DVD is being written at an increasing speed until a certain speed. After this speed it will not increase anymore.
Desktop = Standalone desktop DVD Recorder
EIDE = Computer DVD Writer with EIDE/IDE connection
SCSI = Computer DVD Writer with SCSI connection
USB = Computer desktop DVD Writer with USB 2.0 or/and 1.1 connection
FireWire = Computer desktop DVD Writer with IEEE 1394/FireWire/i.Link connection (some standalone desktop dvd recorder supports this also but then it is usually to connect your DV camera to the recorder)
The first rating is based on a weighted rank (the true Bayesian), it requires at least 5 votes to get a weighted rating.
The second rating between the ( ) is a normal average rating.