Samsung SH-S182M / TS-H652M DVD Writer

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Samsung SH-S182M / TS-H652M

EIDE, 2MB, LightScribe
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$50 9.2/10
5 votes
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DVD Media comments for this DVD Writer (click on the link to read the comments):
1 Maxell 16xDVD-R (RITEKF1.....) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Memorex 4xDVD+RW (INFODISCA10) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Memorex 16xDVD+R (RICOHJPNR03) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Nexxtech 8xDVD+R (AML.....002) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Philips 16xDVD-R (MCC 03RG20) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Premium 8xDVD+R (RICOHJPND01) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Ritek 8xDVD-R (RITEKG05....) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 TDK 2.4xDVD+R (RITEK...D01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 WriteOn 8xDVD+R (MCC.....003) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
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I must admit I already had a Samsung SH-S162L before this one which last only six months, then died. However, I was so pleased with the "strong" burninig results of it that I decided to give Samsung a second chance and buyed this one (31.95 EURO).
I burned with succes on Sony (at 16x), Princo, Nashua, Verbatim SL and Verbatim DL. I have a Sony DVP-NS300 DVD player which is a very critical reader. Often DVD's failed to play on it when burned with my older NEC burner. None failed so far with this Samsung.

Comments posted by Chris from Netherlands, March 20, 2007. Rated this writer 10 of 10.

Burns really well with memorex lightscribe dvd+r at 16X. it reads all the discs that i have put in it so far, but i have this problem, where the audio on the dvds that i play is really low. Well, it's not really the audio, it's more like the dialogue in the movie, but the sound effects are real loud. Could this be caused by something else? IDK, some help would be nice.

Comments posted by Kris from United States, March 13, 2007. Rated this writer 7 of 10.

My first burner, so I can't compare it. Got it in an I/O Magic external for $39.95 (no Rebate!) on Black Friday. Only one coaster so far, and it was caused by my laptop freezing.

Comments posted by olyteddy from United States, January 15, 2007. Rated this writer 10 of 10.

I was An Avid Pioneer user So I took a chance and F_ _ _ _ing A this one actually burns at 16x and 18x too. I could only get the pioneer to burn at 16x on certain DVD+R media and the DVD-RAM is A big plus 12x no Less even though only 5x available at this time only available in OEM but came with Nero and samsung hassle free firmware update and that worked too.Also Lightscribe I'm in heaven Hey pioneer pay attention I payed $31.99 At Micro center w/coupon but regular price is 49.99 the other model without lightscribe is on sale for $29.99 it has the same features as this model.Buy it

Comments posted by Faceless44 from United States, November 23, 2006. Rated this writer 10 of 10.

Seems to be a good, solid, fast burner according to the 3 MID's I've tried so far. Equals or betters my NEC 3550A and BenQ DW1650 on Verbatim MCC004, RiTEK R03, and CMC MAG AE1 media burns. Read and rites DVD-RAM at 12X and reads both 90 and 99 minute audio CD's.

18X recording is limited to just 4 MID's currently - the MCC004 being one. 18X on the MCC004 is pretty remarkable in that it produces 97 Nero Disc Quality scores using the BenQ DW1650 scanner (8ECC) and 95 if scanned on the S182M (1ECC)

Not a fast reader, though - 8X max on all DL discs including OPT and PPT pressed discs. Hopefully this is not hardware limited and is firmware correctable. It will however read at 16X on SL pressed discs, and at 12X on SL DVD-R's.

Since at this writing, there are only 2 18X burners available in the US, the other being the $100 Plextor; and this is less than half the Plextor price and includes DVD-RAM and LightScribe; it should be on the short list of anyone currently looking to purchase a DVD rewriter. For those willing to wait, Optiarc (the Sony/NEC joint venture) will have an 18X unit soon and Lite ON is reported to have a 20X burner on the horizon.

For right now, the S182D/M may be as good as you can get with regards to DVD recording and hopefully the read speeds will be upped.

Comments posted by toobad from United States, September 09, 2006. Rated this writer 9 of 10.

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

Write support / Read support
= 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.

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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