Samsung SH-S182D / TS-H652D DVD Writer
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1 BestMedia Platinum 4xDVD+RW (DAXON...D42) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 BestMedia Platinum 8xDVD+R (RITEK...S04) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 EMTEC 8xDVD+R (MCC.....003) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Fujifilm 2.4xDVD+R (RITEK...D01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Fujifilm 16xDVD+R (RITEK...F16) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Matrix 2.4xDVD+R (RICOHJPND00) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 MediaRange 8xDVD+R (RICOHJPND01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Memorex 16xDVD-R (CMC MAG. AM3) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Memorex 8xDVD+R (RICOHJPND01) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Multilaser 8xDVD+R (MCC.....003) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Panasonic 5xDVD-RAM (M01J5006) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Philips 4xDVD+RW (PHILIPS.041) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 SmartBuy 8xDVD-R (ProdiscS04) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 TDK 16xDVD-R (RITEKF1.....) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Verbatim 16xDVD-R (MCC 03RG20) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Windata 16xDVD-R (MCC 03RG20) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Windata 16xDVD+R (MCC.....004) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
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I'm very disappointed in this drive. A week after the 6 month warranty ended it became unrecognizable. I reformatted and it worked for a week or so, then again became unrecognizable. It wasn't even listed in my drivers, or in bios. I now run the recovery software from Toshiba/samsung every time I try to read a disk. It's also frustrating that the firmware update is in a .bin file and I have nothing that can read them and all the programs that do cost more money. So far it will not read any burned disk, the newer dvds, and some audio cds.
Comments posted by Phoenixfirestar from United States, December 26, 2008. Rated this writer 1 of 10.
I love this drive, I had one of the top rated drives according to this site (the NEC ND-3520A) and it was junk. I burned 5 dvds with it and had to RMA it because it died. I got this and it's worked flawlessly for almost a year now. It's the best DVD burner I've had by far. I don't see how people can possibly rate the NEC so much better.
Comments posted by ntruax from United States, November 04, 2007. Rated this writer 10 of 10.
Useful to burn media not read it. Makes good secondary drive because its cheap. Returned 2 computers because this drive came as the master DVD/RW
Comments posted by Web_terractive from Canada, March 12, 2007. Rated this writer 4 of 10.
It can write DVD well but does not read that DVD.
I have wasted 6 blank DVDs for this .
Does anyone have any clue ?
Comments posted by Rahul from India, January 10, 2007. Rated this writer 2 of 10.
Same Problem that Vikram faces.
The DVD RW Writes data well, but it detects only 1 out of 10 DVD's. My friend has burned 3 DVD's but when i inserted to read in my Samsung SH-S182D DVD-RW it reads only 1 DVD why???... plz Help me...
Comments posted by Subhash from India, January 05, 2007. Rated this writer No rating.
This is a rather unpredictable drive. Made a couple of coasters at 18x but 12x works pretty well. Like other commentors here, my drive won't read many disks, including disks it has just burned. It won't read any disks burned with my older, slower burner.
I've checked and it does have the latest firmware.
I'll be returning this one.
Comments posted by Mac from United States, January 01, 2007. Rated this writer 1 of 10.
Same problem as vikram has.......
Comments posted by SK from India, December 21, 2006. Rated this writer No rating.
When i insert a blank dvd or a blank cd, the drive changes from DVD-RAM Drive(E:) to CD DRIVE(E:)
and if try to open it by double-clicking , it says 'Incorrect Function'
This also happens after burning a DVD. The newly burnt dvd is not read and it says 'Incorrect Function'. Then I eject and insert the dvd a few times it starts reading. After sometime when i insert the same dvd , it again doesnt read and I've to eject and insert a few times before it starts reading again. I m using nero burning software.
Has anyone else experienced a similar problem?? Is there any solution??
Comments posted by Vikram from India, December 18, 2006. Rated this writer No rating.
The drive works great, however, there is one problem. When I try to burn a backup PS2 disc, it work BUT when I put the finished disc on my PS2, it won't recognize the disc. And if I put another PS2 backup disc which was made by Pioneer DVD Writer on my friend PC, it works.
So, can anyone give me any solutions, please?
Comments posted by Skull_Commander from Indonesia, November 28, 2006. Rated this writer 7 of 10.
I tried your suggestion, and got CD-Speed to work. but then another problem resulted that I have yet to have Nero respond.
The problem was that in Nero, in the most recent update, Neroshowtime does not have DTS. It was suggested to back one version to get the DTS in Neroshowtime. When I went back one version, the samsung drive gave the following error message:
When I insert a DVD in this drive, and select NeroShow time to play, i get the message, "Drive not ready."
This is false, as if i set the drive to autoplay and Windows media player, it will play.
How can I correct this message for NeroShowtime?
Comments posted by paul from United States, September 06, 2006. Rated this writer No rating.
I bought the writer 1 month ago and I can say, it´s great. But I was disappointed, that there will be no chance to buy 12x DVD-RAM media in europe.
Open in the registry this string:
"HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ahead\Nero Toolkit\CD Speed\CD Quality" and delete the entries "Samsung" and "TSST" under the field "Blocked". Then Nero CDSpeed will work!
Comments posted by F-Didi from Germany, September 05, 2006. Rated this writer 9 of 10.
This DVD drive burns DVD's (Verbatim) well.
No problems except the following:
There is a problem however in running Nero 7 Ultra CDSpeed with this drive, the START button is greyed out when a disk is put in. Nero blames it on the drive, and Samsung blames it on the software interface. Curious to know if anyone else has experienced this problem. This problem occurs with the most recent update of Nero 7 and the most recent firmware update for the drive: SB02. as of Sept 1 06.
Comments posted by paul from United States, September 01, 2006. Rated this writer No rating.
first burn out of the box using 1ClickPro, Terminator 3 movie only, requested 20X write; averaged 11.87 burn rate, completed in 5.08, finalized 33 seconds for 5:45 minute burn. Scanned this burn with CDSpeed using a Benq 1650 at 8X read for a rating of 98. Media used was MCC-004-00.
Backup play perfectly on standalone using a 46 inch projection TV.
The OEM version comes from NewEgg with a firmware update utility and Nero Express 18.104.22.168b.
Comments posted by kip from United States, July 27, 2006. Rated this writer 10 of 10.
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New Writer = New DVD Writer since your last vist.
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.