Samsung announces the world's fastest DVD burner with 16X dual layer recording and LightScribe technology, the Super-WriteMaster SH-S203N.
The SH-S203N is a 20X Serial ATA (SATA) DVD burner offering 16X dual layer recording, and support for all CD/DVD discs including DVD-RAM. The SH-S203N can back up 8.4GB of data or video to a disc. The industry recording standard is 10- to 12X and Samsung's new SH-S203N dual layer recording speed offers a 30-40 percent improvement recording time for dual layer drives.
The drive also features LightScribe technology that lets users engrave labels, photos, and designs right onto the CD and DVD discs.
The SH-S203N features: 16X DVD+R Dual Layer recording, 20X DVD±R recording, 12X DVD-RAM recording, 12X DVD-R Dual Layer recording, 8X DVD+RW recording and 6X DVD-RW recording. With its SATA interface, the SH-S203N eliminates the need for Master/Slave jumper settings and provides thinner data cables, improving airflow and cable routing.
The DVD+RW Alliance released the specifications for 12x/16x DVD+R DL recording last April. The v1.2 standard covers the 12x and the 16x burning speed for DVD+R DL media. On the other hand, the DVD Forum had approved the 12x DVD-R DL recording standards in 2006.
The SH-S203N, like all Samsung WriteMaster DVD drives, offers multiple technologies including: Speed Adjustment Technology, to match the speed to the functionality of the disc; Tilt Actuator Compensation (TAC) for preferred writing condition when interacting with the objective lens; and Double Optimum Power Control , which balances the laser power on the sides of the disc for a better writing performance. Buffer Under Run Error is avoided by the power save attribute. The Automatic Ball Balancing System (ABS) further reduces vibration and noise.
The SH-S203N is shipping nation wide with a street price of $79.99.