28. Final words
2. CD, DVD reading tests
3. Defected CD reading tests
4. Defected DVD reading tests
5. Testing platform - About the Quantized IQB Omni CD DVD Analyser
6. CD-R writing tests - Taiyo Yuden @48x
7. CD-R writing tests - RITEK @48x
8. CD-RW writibg tests - Verbatim @32x
9. DVD+R writing tests - CMC MAG M01 @18x
10. DVD+R writing tests - DAXON AZ3 @16x
11. DVD+R writing tests - MCC 004 @20x
12. DVD+R writing tests - PRODISC R05 @16x
13. DVD+R writing tests - YUDEN T03 @22x
14. DVD-R writing tests - CMC MAG AM3 @18x
15. DVD-R writing tests - MCC 03RG20 @18x
16. DVD-R writing tests - PRODISC F02 @16x
17. DVD-R writing tests - TTH02 @16x
18. DVD-R writing tests - TYG03 @22x
19. DVD+R DL writing tests - MKM 003 000 @10x
20. DVD+R DL writing tests - RITEK S06 076 @16x
21. DVD-R DL writing tests - MKM 03RD30 @10x
22. DVD+R DL writing tests - MKM 04RD30 @12x
23. DVD+RW writing tests - MKM A03 000 @8x
24. DVD-RW writing tests - MKM 01RW9X01 @6x
25. DVD-RAM writing tests - M01J5006 @5x
26. DVD-RAM writing tests - MXL22 @12x
27. Summary of writing tests, Overburning, Bit setting
28. Final words
What we liked about the SH-S223F DVD burner was its impressive specifications. The drive proved that it can burn at 22x on selected DVD recordable discs and at 12x on the appropriate DVD-RAM media, although we would like to see a better behavior when it tried to burn the DVD+R DL media at 16x.
The reading aspect of the drive, to begin with, turned out to be pretty good, with the drive reading all discs at speeds according to its specifications. Most reading processes were nice producing smooth graphs. As far as reading defected CD and DVD media, we can say that the drive can handle the CDs adequately and the DVDs even better. Although not exceptional, it is as good as most of the dvd drives that you can find.
Moving on to the SH-S223F's writing speed, which is one of its strong points, the drive would have amazed if it wasn't for its failure to burn the RITEK S06 disc at 16X. It successfully burned all media we tried and if it could burn the DVD+R DL at 16X (as Samsung engineers claim) it would sure be an amazing innovation.
Writing quality turned out to be pretty good, and we are more than satisfied with the drive. Most of the burned discs did not have uncorrectable digital errors and were read successfully by the drive.
To sum up, the SH-S223F left us with a good impression. The drive is fast enough for enthusiasts that are eager to see it burning at the blazing speed of 22x, while it will produce worry-free burnings in the majority of your DVD and CD media. It currently retails online for just $25.