Samsung announced today its new slim external DVD writer, the SE-S084D optical disk drive (ODD), the SH-B123 12x Blu-ray disc (BD) Combo and the Spinpoint F4 hard disk drive.
Available today, the SE-S084D slim external drive is featuring a sleek design with a stylish metallic centerline. The SE-S084D features a rounded shape and is available in seven colors. Its compact size is 20 percent smaller and 25 percent lighter than conventional DVD writers to accommodate today's active mobile lifestyle.
The USB-powered drive is compatible with all major operating systems, including Win7 and Mac OS. The new DVD writer 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, 6X DVD+R Dual Layer recording, 6X DVD-R Dual Layer recording, 8X DVD+RW recording and 6X DVD-RW recording.
The SE-S084D is available worldwide at online retail outlets with a MSRP starting at US$69.99
Samsung's new Blu-ray disc (BD) Combo, the SH-B123 optical disk drive (ODD), reads BD-ROMs at the speed of up to 12X, CDs at up to 48X, and DVDs at a maximum speed of 16X. With Samsung's new internal Blu-ray drive, users can watch HD movies on their PCs as well as record HD camcorder movies and HDTV broadcasting on DVDs with Samsung's Cyberlink Powerproducer software provided in the BD combo package.
With Samsung's Cyberlink Trutheater technology, consumers can upscale DVD resolution movies to full HD resolution. PCs can be verified if they are Blu-ray enabled by activating the Cyberlink BD advisor, also available in the package and via the Cyberlink homepage.
The new BD combo is utilizing two lenses and a two laser diode structure, which provide BD read, and DVD and CD read/ write performance. SACT (Spherical Abberation Compensation Technology) improves the quality of the read function on BD drives if the protective layer does not have a uniform thickness. In addition, PSCT (Precision Step Control Technology) optimizes position control for the optical pick-up feature that requires small track pitch of BD drives. Samsung's Firmware Live Update ensures users that they always have the latest BD drive firmware version.
Samsung's BD drive, designed with an edgier look that sets it apart from conventional ODDs, features a chic mirror front door, blue LED and high-tech front bezel of the internal BD.
The new drive features Aerodynamic Frame Design for low acoustic noise and it operates at a low-power consumption level that averages 25 percent lower power compared to comparable drives in the market.
The BD Combo provides a variety of speeds across different data media types including: 12X BD-ROM read, 8x BD R/RE/DL read, 48X CD-ROM, 40X CD-RW, 16X DVD±R recording, 12X DVD-RAM recording, 8X DVD±R Dual Layer recording, 8X DVD+RW recording and 6X DVD-RW recording.
Samsung's new BD combo, the SH-B123, is available worldwide in July 2010.
Spinpoint F4 320GB Hard Drive
Samsung also announced today that it is now shipping the Spinpoint F4, the newest model of its Spinpoint F series drives.
The new 7200rpm Spinpoint F4 is packing up to 320GB of storage capacity per one head in half platter. The drive delivers 10% increased read/write performance and 7% lower power consumption than the Spinpoint F1.
The Spinpoint F4 also features advanced areal density technology and a SATA 3.0 Gbps interface. Equipped with Samsung's exclusive dynamic balancing technology, the drive's overall stability and reliability is optimized as a high performing solution. Samsung's proprietary SilentSeek and NoiseGuard technologies are incorporated in the drive to offer quiet operation.
The Spinpoint F4 drive has an 8MB/16MB buffer memory and is available in 320GB capacities worldwide.
The Spinpoint F4 is available to Samsung's OEMs now.