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Samsung SE-S084 External DVD Writer Review
Author: Gabriel Torres
Type: Reviews Last Updated: July 23, 2009
Page: 2 of 6
The Drive
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SE-S084 is very small as it is based on a slim optical unit originally developed for laptops, not on a unit targeted to desktops. It measures ¾” x 5 ½” x 6 3/16” (1.9 cm x 14.1 cm x 15.7 cm) (H x W x D) while a typical desktop internal unit measures 1 ½” x 5 ¾” x 6 11/16” (4.0 cm x 14.5 cm x 17.0 cm). On Figures 3 and 4 we compare SE-S084 to a typical desktop internal DVD writer.

Samsung SE-S084 DVD writer
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Figure 3: Comparing Samsung SE-S084 with a typical desktop internal DVD writer.

Samsung SE-S084 DVD writer
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Figure 4: Comparing Samsung SE-S084 with a typical desktop internal DVD writer.

The drive itself is manufactured by Toshiba Samsung Storage Technology Corporation (TSST Corp) and supports the following speeds:

Media

Read Speed

Write Speed

DVD+R DL

6x

6x

DVD-R DL

8x

6x

DVD±R

8x

8x

DVD+RW

8x

8x

DVD-RW

8x

6x

DVD-RAM

5x

5x

DVD-ROM

8x

CD-R

24x

24x

CD-RW

24x

4x

CD-ROM

24x

As you can see, SE-S084 supports dual-layer DVD media.

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