Samsung announced today an external DVD ReWritable disc drive named SE-W164C, which utilizes 16X WriteMasterTM technology.
As reported to us from US-west distributing channels, this is a portable
DVD recorder capable of reading and writing in
and DVD- formats. The double layer support is 5X.
The unit is currently shipping with a reported street price of $199.
Connection to any
laptop or PC is being made via USB 2.0 and the unjit can be mounted vertically
as well for increased user convenience. It is offered in black color and in
it looks amazingly sympathetic
black-tone PC's. On the plus side is a large air vent on the back of the drive
for preventing overheating via air circulation. A groove on the side of the
front door and the back of the bezel, enables noise reduction and prevents
dust from entering
the unit, a big plus for an external unit.
DVD+RW is being accoblished at 8X and DVD-RW at 6X. Dual layer recording is
at 5X. The drive uses Speed Adjustment Technology (SAT), which
optimizes speed according to disc quality; Tilt Actuator
Compensation (TAC), which tilts the disc with respect to the objective lens
for more reliable writing and Double Optimum Power Control
(OPC), which adjusts writing power according to disc location and quality.
The drive also feautures
mode and, employes a Buffer
Under Run Error prevention technique.
Overall, a very interesting drive on which CDRInfo.com will soon
be able to offer its valuable testing opinion.
Below are the main Specifications.
|Data Transfer Rate
|DVD+R Double Layer
|DVD-R Double Layer
|Average Seek Time
|Supported Disc Types and Formats
|DVD+R, DVD+R DL, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD-RW, DVD-ROM, DVD-Video,
CD-R, CD-RW, CD-ROM/XA, CD-ROM, CD-Audio, Video-CD, CD-I(FMV), Photo CD,
||W x H x D in mm: 163 x 50 x 232
|| 1.2 kg