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Samsung 16x DVD±RW - TS-H552B

Postby Ian on Tue Sep 07, 2004 7:10 pm

It looks like the TS-H552B is finally shipping here in the States:

http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/040907/75543_1.html

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Writing Speeds:
DVD+R: 16X
DVD+RW: 4X
DVD+R DL: 2.4X
DVD-R: 12X
DVD-RW: 4X
CD-R: 40X
CD-RW: 32X

Read Speeds:
DVD-ROM: 16X Max
DVD±R/RW: 8X Max
DVD±R DL: 8X Max
CD-R/ROM: 48X Max
CD-RW: 32X Max

Access Time:
DVD-ROM: 130ms
CD-ROM: 110ms

Buffer Memory: 2 MB
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Postby Ian on Tue Sep 07, 2004 7:11 pm

It's kinda odd that it writes to DVD-R at only 12x.. but then again, there isn't a lot of media yet that works at 16x.
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Postby Shredder on Tue Sep 07, 2004 7:21 pm

It came out a few months ago. Microcenter has been selling OEM version for $100.
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Postby Ian on Tue Sep 07, 2004 7:56 pm

Weird.. this press release must mean the retail version is finally shipping.
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Postby Wesociety on Tue Sep 07, 2004 11:40 pm

Ian wrote:It's kinda odd that it writes to DVD-R at only 12x..

I had the same thought. :D
They could've at least boosted a TYG02 to 16X and called it a "16X DVD-R writer". :lol:
Oh well, at least they don't toss around false claimers like Artec.
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Postby shimman on Wed Sep 08, 2004 1:25 pm

It's kinda odd that it writes to DVD-R at only 12x..


maybe, samsung doesn't want to be embarrassed with losuy -r writing quality @ 16x.....think about benq 1620 & -r writing quality at any speed[/quote]
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Postby Noua on Wed Sep 08, 2004 1:33 pm

I doesn't sound like a winner judging by the specs... :(
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Postby shimman on Fri Sep 10, 2004 2:00 pm

no winner, but if samsung 16x drive can write beautifully with many medias, less than winning spec can be forgiven easily. imo, samsung is focused on oem market
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Postby OC-Freak on Sun Sep 12, 2004 3:39 pm

It's a bummer so far :(

First the retail box states 48X CD-R - but it is 40x only #-o

Second - no discs works at 16x out of those I tried on it.

TY 02 works at 12x

Philips 16x at 12x

Ritek 16x at 4x!!! :(

And writing quality with most discs is not so great.

LOL @ Samsung 8x DVD+R - becomes coaster when written by samsung :D It's like buying original parts for you car - just to find that do not fit...... HEHE

So I'll say it's not a good writer atm. This was with the latest TS03 firmware.
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Postby Wesociety on Mon Sep 13, 2004 1:24 am

OC-Freak wrote:LOL @ Samsung 8x DVD+R - becomes coaster when written by samsung :D It's like buying original parts for you car - just to find that do not fit...... HEHE

Yeah isn't that great when a company ensures that its' own products will work together? :evil:

Same thing happened with Traxdata!
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Traxdata DVD+R DL media (RITEKD01)
Not compatible with eachother when using official firmwares!
(although I have been told that official Ritek DL support will be added to the next 2510A firmware)
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