new 8x DVD dual format optical disc drive is compatible with all current
formats such as DVD-R/RW and DVD+R/RW media and CDs.
The drive features 8x DVD+/-R writing, 4x DVD+/-RW rewriting, 32x
CD-R writing, 16x CD-RW rewriting, 40x CD-ROM reading, 24x CD-RW reading and
12x DVD-ROM reading. Buffer underrun protection and DVD-RAM
reading (only) are supported.
/ ATAPI, PIO mode 4, Ultra DMA Mode 2
|Disc Data Capacity
CD: CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW, CD-DA, CD+E(G)
CD-MIDI, CD-TEXT, CD-ROM XA, Mixed Mode CD,
CD-I, CD-I Bridge (Photo-CD, Video-CD), Multisession CD (Photo-CD, CD-EXTRA,
DVD: DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-ROM,
DVD-Video, DVD-RAM (Read Only)
|Write data transfer speed
DVD+R: ZCLV 8X (Max 10.8MB/sec)
DVD+RW: CLV 4X (Max 5.4MB/sec)
DVD-R: ZCLV 8X (Max 10.8MB/sec)
DVD-RW: CLV 4X (Max 5.4MB/sec)
CD-R: ZCLV 32X (Max 4.8MB/sec)
US-RW: ZCLV 16X (Max 2.4MB/sec)
HS-RW: CLV 10X (Max 1.5MB/sec)
CD-RW: CLV 4X (Max 0.6MB/sec)
|Read data transfer speed
DVD-RAM: ZCLV 2X (2.7MB/sec)
DVD-ROM(Single): CAV 12X (16.2MB/sec)
DVD-ROM(Dual): CAV 8X (10.8MB/sec)
CD-ROM: CAV 40X (6.0MB/sec)
CD-R: CAV 40X (6.0MB/sec)
US-RW: CAV 24X (3.6MB/sec)
HS-RW: CAV 24X (3.6MB/sec)
CD-RW: PCAV 6X (0.9MB/sec
||2 MB with Buffer Underrun Protection
||Horizontal/Vertical (cannot use 80 mm discs)
||Digital and Analogue output
||146mm x 41.5mm
The drive uses a 2MB buffer memory store and supports RAW DAO 96 writing
(CD). The drive does not support DVD-RAM, DVD+R DL and Mount Rainier writing
features as well as DVD+R DL reading feature.
The drive uses the RPC II region control, allowing a user to change
the drive's region at most 5 times. For our tests, we set the region
code to 2 (Europe) and that's the reason for the 4 times left in the screenshot
- The drive
retail package includes a 40-pin interface cable, audio cable , four screws
to install the drive, installation
and software program (Pinnacle's Instant CD/DVD 8.0).
The drive's front panel color is white.
On the tray loader, at
left we can see the Samsung logo and on the right side the DVD R/RW logo,
RW DVD+ReWritable logo, ultra Speed
Compact disc Rewritable
logo. Below the tray
from left to right we can also see the power led, the eject
the emergency eject
On the rear panel you can find the analogue and digital audio outputs (SPDIF),
the IDE connector
and the power input.
Removing the screws and opening the drive's cover voids the drive's warranty.
For reference reasons, we post the following pictures. Click on the photos
an enlarged view.
The drives PCB and chipset are manufactured by Toshiba.
The main chipset is also manufactured by Toshiba.
The device was connected to our test PC and was identified
as "SAMSUNG DVD R/RW SH-W08A" under
WinXP. All tests were done with firmware revision 1S30.
The following pages include test
results for the Samsung drive, in comparison with the Toshiba SD-R5272 and
the TDK 880N,
since all have about the same features.