Samsung Unveils New DVD Writers

Samsung Unveils New DVD Writers

Samsung announced the new SH-222AB internal DVD writer which features ultra fast load times. Using new technology from Samsung, the SH-222AB DVD writer claims to reduce Lead-In-Time by up to 60 percent, letting users enjoy the content on a disc much quicker than with other DVD writers.

The SH-222AB internal DVD writer uses a SATA interface and supports the following speeds: 48X CD-ROM reading, 40X CD-RW reading, 22X DVD±R recording, 12X DVD-RAM recording, 16X DVD+R Dual Layer recording, 8X DVD+RW recording and 6X DVD-RW recording. Samsung's SH-222AB is currently available for about $29.

Samsung Unveils New DVD Writers with Ultra Fast Load Times

SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a worldwide leader in digital consumer electronics and information technology, today announced the SH-222AB internal DVD writer with fast Lead-In that considerably reduces disc recognition time during start-up. With SAMSUNG’s new DVD writers, consumers will get ultra quick load times, dramatically reducing the wait time from disc insert to usage in the Optical Disc Drives (ODDs).

With Samsung’s new technology, the SH-222AB DVD writer reduces its Lead-In-Time up to 60 percent at maximum. Prior to this, users of traditional DVD-writers had to wait 15 to 30 seconds of load time to start after inserting a disc into the drive. By reducing the lag time, Samsung’s SH-222AB enables a much richer experience for ODD users looking for quick start-up operation

Like previous Samsung ODDs, the SH-222AB is eco-friendly. It features low power consumption and an aerodynamic frame design for low acoustic noise. In addition, SH-222AB is manufactured with lead-free soldering technology in accordance with the RoHS (restriction of hazardous substances directive) that limits use of materials with Pb, cd, cr+6, Hg, PBBs and PBDE.

The SH-222AB internal DVD writer offers a SATA interface for easy connectivity and a variety of speeds across different data media types including: 48X CD-ROM reading, 40X CD-RW reading, 22X DVD±R recording, 12X DVD-RAM recording, 16X DVD+R Dual Layer recording, 8X DVD+RW recording and 6X DVD-RW recording.

Samsung's new DVD writer, SH-222AB, is available in the United States with an MSRP of $29.00.

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too bad there isn't much differentiating these mature products these days.

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I guess I'd rather put 29 dollars towards a blu-ray reader/dvd burner instead. Kudos to sammy for beefing up an older technology though. I'd look into it if my current drive fails.

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Drake_McNasty:
I guess I'd rather put 29 dollars towards a blu-ray reader/dvd burner instead. Kudos to sammy for beefing up an older technology though. I'd look into it if my current drive fails.

You kidding. You could never get enough DVD burners, especially one this beefed up.

In my opinion, Blu-Ray Drives/DVD Burners haven't yet exactly reached the high read/write rates that most of todays DVD burners are capable of, and besides, it's always handy to have a second DVD drive in your system alongside a Blu-ray drive.

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I'm super happy with my lg blu-ray drive/dvd burner and yes you're right it's not as fast at reads as this but it also read blu-ray discs which is what I bought it for. I have two dvd burners to read/write regular dvds; my asus' specs aren't that far behind these.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135221

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29 isn't much if you plan to build a ripping rig for your 2-300 cds (maybe a lot more in some cases). Re buying yoour whole collection as digital files wouldn't really make a lot of sense opposed to a 4x30$ units, which you can then easily sell and get a lot of your money back.

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I wouldn't mind tossing out some cash for this, i don't require a bluray writer so why waste that extra money and that this thing would be faster for my needs :)

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besides my netflix discs steam has made my DVD drive obsolete :<

but for 29 bucks I may upgrade anyway just so I can open up my case and bask in the glory of working on my PC (for what will be probably take 1 minute)

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yep this is something I could easily go for at 29.00 would def appreciate the faster load times ,

what would be great is if they would make a mini-DVD burner with similar specs and speeds.for about the same cash or a little more.

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i like to watch 3d/hd movies so the BR is what i use and don't have but one it has served me well

the read write speeds are not that good but not all bad either of corase BR takes a long time to write but don't do it that much any way

guess if needed one to burn ISO/music/hd movies 29 dollars is not that bad either i do like Sammy though

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I have three Samsung Burners, but not these. Just bought them within the last month too. Ha! They do work well, and as expected. Maybe an eventual flash update will tweak them up to the faster seek times.

I also use an ASUS burner and a LG burner. They're great products too.

I have two LiteOn BluRay readers, but no burners yet. I'll wait for BD burning to mature before I buy one.

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IMO ODDs are obsolete.

Can't remember the last time I used the LG DVD multi in my tower.

In a new notebook I ordered without an ODD and put a HDD in the ODD bay.

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Very nice, I agree it is nice to see Samsung beefing up an older technology. For $29.00 it is well worth it and I may invest in one since I am pretty sure one of my drives in my desktop is dying anyways.

@SmogHog working as a pc tech optical drives are still needed quite a bit for running utilities and installing operating systems. I have found many systems that do not work well or at all booting off of a USB stick.

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