Samsung is expected to be the second hardware maker after Plextor, to release a 18x DVD burner. The company is set to unleash the SH-S182D 18x Super-WriteMaster that supports all CD/DVD discs including 12x DVD-RAM.
The SH-S182D can write to DVD R/RW with 18X, DVD-RAM with 12X, DVD R/RW Double Layer with 8X, DVD+RW with 8X and DVD-RW with 6X.
With the new 18X DVD writer, it takes around 4 minutes and 48 seconds to back up 4.7GB data on a DVD R/RW disc, which is nearly one minute faster than with the standard 16x drives, and less than 17 minutes to burn a 4.7GB data disc in DVD-RAM format. The drive will be available also in internal and external formats with LightScribe function.
The drive will be available in Europe in the beginning of June.