Samsung today announced shipment of three new DVD burners in the Super-WriteMaster SH-S223 series.
In addition to the SH-S223F DVD burner announced earlier this year, Samsung is now shipping the SH-S223Q SATA drive and the SH-S222A and SH-S222L PATA drives. The three drives share the same 22X writing speeds of approximately 29.7 megabytes per second.
The SH-S223Q is a SATA (Serial Advanced Technology Attachment) drive with embedded LightScribe technology that lets users engrave labels, photos, and designs directly onto DVDs and CDs.
The new SH-S222A and SH-S222L drives are optimized for the PC upgrade market since they have a PATA (Parallel Advanced Technology Attachment) interface. Similar to the SH-S223Q, the SH-S222L drive is equipped with LightScribe technology.
The SH-S222 and SH-S223 product lines deliver over-speed recording, enabling consumers to burn data at high speeds ? even faster than the speed indicated on a disc. With this technology, users can write at 22X speeds on 16X media and 12X speeds on 8X media.
The SH-S223 drives provide high recording speeds across a wide range of data media types including:
22X DVD±R recording
12X DVD-RAM recording
16X DVD+R Dual Layer recording
12X DVD-R Dual Layer recording
8X DVD+RW recording
6X DVD-RW recording
Consumers can burn 4.7 gigabytes on a DVD±R disc in approximately four minutes and 26 seconds, a 6 percent increase in speed compared to a 20X DVD writer. It also takes less than 12 minutes to burn 4.7 gigabytes in DVD-RAM format, which is a 30 percent increase in speed over a 20X DVD drive.
The new DVD writers are built on an aerodynamic frame design that reduces air-borne noise by preventing pressure concentration in any specific area of the drive. Their sound level ranges from 28 decibels (idle, at 3,400 rpm) to 53 decibels (22X, at 12,700 rpm), which is well within the general sound levels in the average home or office of 40 decibels to 65 decibels.
As with the SH-S223F and the rest of Samsung's WriteMaster optical disc drive line, the three new drives feature technology that optimizes drive performance including SAT (Speed Adjustment Technology), TAC (Tilt Actuator Compensation) and Double OPC (Optimum Power Control). Buffer Under Run Free technology supports stable writing under high speed, and Magic Speed and ABS (Automatic Ball Balancing System) technologies reduce vibration and noise.