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Friday, December 19, 2008
Samsung SH-S223F

2. CD, DVD reading tests

In this page we check the reading abilities of the SH-S223F burner with all the supported CD and DVD formats. For our CD and DVD transfer rate tests, we used the Nero Disc Speed utility.

For each CDSpeed graph, you can click on the image to see the complete screenshot, including full measurements.



The following CD Speed graph shows the reading performance with US-RW media. Reading reached a maximum of 40x, as per the specifications.


- AudioCD

In the CD Speed Advanced DAE quality test, the drive's average speed was 27.82X with a quality score of 100.

A typical DAE task with an 80min non-protected Audio CD produced 29.2X average ripping speed.

- 90/99 mins Audio disc


90min Audio

99min Audio

DVD Format

Now let's take a look at how the drive performs with DVD media. This time, a set of SL and DL DVD media was used. The drive is capable of reading at 16X maximum speed for single layer DVD ROM and at 12X for dual layer DVD ROM media.

DVD-ROM SL media -



The two layers of a PTP DVD-ROM disc are read sequentially with the drive starting reading from the inner part of the disc, which is the beginning of each layer, progressing towards its outer range.


The first layer of an OTP dual layer DVD-ROM is read exactly the same way as the first layer of the PTP disc we tested previously. The difference here is the reading strategy of the second layer of the disc. The beginning of the second layer is located in the outer part of the disc, so the drive starts reading from the outer tracks and progresses towards the inner part of the disc.













-DVD RAM (2-5x media)

-DVD RAM (12x media)



- DVD Video Ripping

Ripping of a single layer DVD movie:

Average 11,.401KB/s (8.2x)
Maximum 16,748KB/s (12.1x)

- Summary of reading tests

A very good performance from the Samsung drive, showing high reading speeds while maintaining integrity for the read-out data.

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