The drive also features LightScribe technology that lets users engrave labels, photos, and designs right onto the CD and DVD discs.
The SH-S203N features: 16X DVD+R Dual Layer recording, 20X DVD±R recording, 12X DVD-RAM recording, 12X DVD-R Dual Layer recording, 8X DVD+RW recording and 6X DVD-RW recording. With its SATA interface, the SH-S203N eliminates the need for Master/Slave jumper settings and provides thinner data cables, improving airflow and cable routing.
The DVD+RW Alliance released the specifications for 12x/16x DVD+R DL recording last April. The v1.2 standard covers the 12x and the 16x burning speed for DVD+R DL media. On the other hand, the DVD Forum had approved the 12x DVD-R DL recording standards in 2006.
The SH-S203N, like all Samsung WriteMaster DVD drives, offers multiple technologies including: Speed Adjustment Technology, to match the speed to the functionality of the disc; Tilt Actuator Compensation (TAC) for preferred writing condition when interacting with the objective lens; and Double Optimum Power Control , which balances the laser power on the sides of the disc for a better writing performance. Buffer Under Run Error is avoided by the power save attribute. The Automatic Ball Balancing System (ABS) further reduces vibration and noise.
The SH-S203N is shipping nation wide with a street price of $79.99.