Samsung displays a prototype of its new slim external DVD writer, the SE-S084D optical disk drive (ODD), as well as the new G Series of external hard drives at CES 2010.
Featuring a compact footprint and light weight, the new DVD writer delivers high-performance with a USB power source to eliminate electrical outlet requirements.
The SE-S084D is compatible with all major operating systems, including Win7 and Mac OS. It features Buffer Under Run technology and 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, 8X DVD+R Dual Layer recording, 6X DVD-R Dual Layer recording, 8X DVD+RW recording and 6X DVD-RW recording.
The SE-S084D will be available worldwide in Q2 2010.
Samsung's G Series, the company's new line-up of external hard drives, is designed under an eco-friendly green concept. The new G series consists of the 2.5-inch G2 Portable with 250/320/500/640GB densities and the 3.5-inch G3 Station available in 1/1.5/2TB versions.
The smart power management of the G3 Station enables the drive to be turned on and off by the host computer. The G3 Station reduces power consumption by over 95 percent, from the conventional level of 2.5W to 0.09W and it will automatically enter Standby Mode after five minutes of inactivity.
The new casing design, a multi-leveled glitter surface that reflects the image of light on a beaded surface, protects the casing from fine scratches. Four new colors - green, blue, silver white and black ? have been adopted to highlight the eco-friendly green design.
In addition, the new external drives utilize a USB 2.0 interface. Key features include Samsung Auto Backup for ongoing data preservation, SecretZone software for personal data encryption and SafetyKey for password protection.
The G2 Portable adopts a USB built-in board for a more compact dimension. The G3 Station has adopted a lightweight design and the 2-terabyte version weighs 950g, approximately 20 percent less than a conventional drive with comparable features.
The G Series drives will be available globally by mid-January 2010. It features a three-year limited warranty and has an MSRP of US$199 for the 2TB G3 Station and the 640GB G2 Portable, respectively.