Samsung SE-S084 External DVD Writer Review

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The Drive

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

Samsung SE-S084 DVD writerFigure 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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Author: Gabriel Torres

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