Samsung SH-S203B / TS-H653B DVD Writer

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Samsung SH-S203B / TS-H653B


OEM:
Toshiba-Samsung
Chipset:Mediatek
48xCDR CAV
32xCDRW ZCLV
20xDVD-R CAV
6xDVD-RW CLV
12xDVD-RDL ZCLV
20xDVD+R CAV
8xDVD+RW ZCLV
16xDVD+RDL ZCLV
12xDVD-RAM PCAV
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48xCD
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BDROM
HDDVD
SATA, 2MB
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$40 9.0/10
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DVD Media comments for this DVD Writer (click on the link to read the comments):
1 Matrix 2.4xDVD+R (RICOHJPND00) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Maxell 16xDVD+R (RITEK...F16) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Memorex 4xDVD-RW (CMCW03......) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Memorex 16xDVD-R (RITEKF1.....) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Philips 16xDVD+R (CMC MAG.M01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 TDK 16xDVD-R (RITEKF1.....) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
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I would have given it a rating of 10 but the drive doesn't automatically enable bitsetting to dvd-rom for single layer DVD+R media. It has to be set to booktype to dvdrom when using IMGBURN or NERO. The drive can burn 16x-20x dvd+r media very well and with no playback problems on the standalone dvd players that I own. This drive burns well with TAIYO YUDEN & VERBATIM dvd media. This is the hottest SATA DVD Burner on the market right now. Get it while you can!!!!!

Note: Depending on your motherboard SATA chipset controllers you may have to use a pci sata controller card for this drive. Some SATA chipset controllers were equipped to only be used only hard drives not with SATA DVD Burners. This is especially true for older motherboards with the first generation SATA connectors. This would apply for any other manufacturer of SATA DVD Burners not only for this SAMSUNG S203B drive. Make sure in the BIOS of your motherboard you have "RAID" disabled or the drive will not work correctly.


Comments posted by budz from United States, September 03, 2007. Rated this writer 9 of 10.




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Chipset

The manufacturer of the main chipset the DVD writer/recorder is based on.


Write support / Read support
DVD-R
= Works
DVD-R = Is not supported
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.


Connection
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)


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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.


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