Samsung today released a new slim external DVD writer,
the SE-218BB optical disc drive (ODD) that sets the
industry standard for ultra portable drives.
Built to accompany ultrabooks and
slim laptop designs, the SE-218BB features a compact
size that is 18% thinner than conventional DVD writers
and is the world's thinnest external optical disc drive
with a 14 mm height. The drive is also 8% lighter than
Samsung's conventional DVD writer.
Using Smart Power technology, SE-218BB connects through
its single USB port to power the drive and provide AV
connectivity to PCs and notebook computers. For Tablet
PCs with a built-in USB port and supporting Android
Honeycomb OS 3.1 or above, the SE-218BB allows users
on-the-go to watch DVD content on their tablets.
The SE-218BB DVD writer is compatible with all major
operating systems, including Win7 and Mac OS. Featuring
Buffer Under Run technology, the drive works to prevent
errors that result from writing speeds that can exceed
data transfer speeds, while also enabling PC
The external DVD drive is capable of reading and writing
files at 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-218BB is available now worldwide at online retail
outlets with a MSRP of US$ 59.99.