Tuesday, June 15th 2010

Samsung Ships Slim External DVD Writer for Laptops and Netbooks

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a worldwide leader in digital consumer electronics and information technology, announced today its new slim external DVD writer, the SE-S084D optical disk drive (ODD), is now available worldwide.

Featuring a sleek design with a stylish metallic centerline, the SE-S084D won an iF Product Award Design, which is one of the world’s top three leading design awards, sponsored out of Hannover, Germany. The SE-S084D features a rounded shape and is available in seven colors. Its compact size is 20 percent smaller and 25 percent lighter than conventional DVD writers to accommodate today’s active mobile lifestyle.

“With a more compact footprint and lighter weight than competitive offerings, the new external DVD writer delivers high performance with a USB power source to eliminate electrical outlet requirements. As an eco-friendly product, the DVD writer is manufactured with lead-free soldering technology. The drive is also compliant to international environmental regulations that limit the use of materials such as Pb, Cd, Cr+6, Hg, PBBs and PBDE,” said John Suh, Director of Samsung Semiconductor Inc. Optical Disc Drive Division Sales Team.

The SE-S084D DVD writer is engineered to be compatible with all major operating systems, including Win7 and Mac OS. The new DVD writer features Buffer Under Run technology to prevent errors that result from writing speeds that exceed data transfer speeds, while also enabling PC multi-tasking.

The external drive provides a variety of speeds across different data media types including: 24X CD-ROM, 24X CD-RW, 8X DVD±R recording, 5X DVD-RAM recording, 6X DVD+R Dual Layer recording, 6X DVD-R Dual Layer recording, 8X DVD+RW recording and 6X DVD-RW recording.

The SE-S084D is available worldwide at online retail outlets with a MSRP starting at US$69.99.
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5 Comments on Samsung Ships Slim External DVD Writer for Laptops and Netbooks

#1

For laptops, hell I'd buy this to sit on my desktop "wish it was Bluray", one thing i like about Samsung is they have good quality, their external Story drives are gorgeous.
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Mussels
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i do like the looks, good for use in netbooks with no internal drive.
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cdawall
where the hell are my stars
i like the asus drives better had both sammy and asus but this one looks very nice...with USB3 will we see external blu-ray for the HD capable netbooks?
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Mussels
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by: cdawall
i like the asus drives better had both sammy and asus but this one looks very nice...with USB3 will we see external blu-ray for the HD capable netbooks?
bluray has enough bandwidth over USB2.0, the problem is that the encryption/security doesnt seem to always work. (i've got one here with e-sata and USB2.0, and while the disks read, sometimes the softawre complains and wont play the movie over USB)
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RejZoR
Though i'd sometimes want that netbooks vendors would built in such DVD drives. I mean with some re-organization, such drive could be used inside any netbook. But then again, i only need drive for games that require DVD to be in the drive. Using Alcohol 52% solves that, you just have to make the CD/DVD image on other computer and deliver it via USB device.
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