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Samsung SW-248B (48x40x48)

Postby alex1974 on Mon Dec 02, 2002 9:31 am

What is your opinion about this drive? I know that the 40x previous model was a very average drive...but this new one supports udma33 for instance....any reviews available?Any opinion form somebody who purchased it? Any review from this site? I found it for 50 euro(including VAT). Does it support Mt Rainier?
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Postby craiger on Mon Dec 02, 2002 9:41 am

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Postby alex1974 on Mon Dec 02, 2002 6:13 pm

yes i have found that already but i am looking for a review...will the site review this recorder in the future?
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Postby Ian on Mon Dec 02, 2002 8:04 pm

We're trying to get one. If I have to, I'll buy one from Best Buy next time they're on sale.
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Postby alex1974 on Tue Dec 03, 2002 7:57 am

thanks....48x40....hmm.... rather 48x16...x48
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Samsung drive...

Postby scottm on Tue Dec 03, 2002 9:43 am

That would be NOW Ian...$44 after ($40) rebate aint too shabby :)
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Samsung...

Postby scottm on Tue Dec 03, 2002 9:53 am

Make that $85 - $10 Instant Rebate - $30 MI Rebate = $45.

Not bad for an 8meg buffer. Anyone seen their DLP TV (I have last yrs 40" LCD model). These guys are really cranking out the goods of late.
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Postby Reg-da-Ripper on Tue Dec 03, 2002 12:09 pm

I have a SW-248B, and I like it thus far. I've upgraded the firmware to the latest version (R501). The firmware upgrade improves the media compatibility. It can write at 48x to the Verbatim DataLife Plus 48x, the FujiFilm 48x, and the Imation 48x CD-Rs.

I can tell you that (1) it is a lot quieter than my TDK VeloCD 48x24x48 and that (2) this burner can read and write to 99-minute CD-Rs.

Unfortunately, it does not support Mt. Rainier (EasyWrite) at the moment. Then again, which 48x16x48 burner with an Oak Technology chipset (e.g., MSI, Optorite, Cyberdrive, CIS Arrgo) does? :)
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Samsung...

Postby scottm on Tue Dec 03, 2002 2:03 pm

I picked up the SW-232 for about $38 straight, but will probably return it because it lacks UDMA33 support and I have to chain it with a (UDMA) harddrive. I may pick up that newer Samsung in its place.

I also may go back to my original non USB 2.0 ASUS MB, saving on DDR Ram and adding more IDE drive channels (I was a little upset the new board wouldn't take my existing 256K PC133, and I don't play games). If so, I'll have a TDK 40x12x48 USB 2.0 drive orphaned and up for grabs :)
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Postby alex1974 on Tue Dec 03, 2002 3:15 pm

thanks for your opinions.....
Reg-da-Ripper can you tell me the real world difference between a drive that supports mt rainier and one that doesn't?i mean how exactly do you experience that?i have a phillips 40x12x48 at the moment but i can still drag and drop files on a cd-rw through windows xp....
but it doesn't support mt..
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Postby Reg-da-Ripper on Wed Dec 04, 2002 2:53 am

alex1974,

Let's see...a real-world difference between a drive that supports Mt. Rainier and one with no Mt. Rainier support...none in my experience only because I don't use a lot of CD-RWs. :)

If there is anyone else who extensively uses CD-RWs and would like to chime in on the Mt. Rainier versus no Mt. Rainier comparison, please feel free to do so. :)
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Postby alex1974 on Wed Dec 04, 2002 11:49 am

ok thanks....probably it has to do something with the rw speed.
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Postby tyronemoss on Wed Dec 04, 2002 12:19 pm

samsung gotta 48x40x48x cd buner out?
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Postby BuddhaTB on Wed Dec 04, 2002 12:27 pm

tyronemoss wrote:samsung gotta 48x40x48x cd buner out?

It's a type-o. The original poster meant a Samsung 48x16x48 drive.
Here's the stats of this drive from Samsung
http://www.samsungelectronics.com/odd/cdrw/sw_248b.html
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Postby Ian on Wed Dec 04, 2002 12:30 pm

I got ahold of my Samsung contact. We should be getting this drive soon so keep your pants on.
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Postby alex1974 on Wed Dec 04, 2002 2:28 pm

thanks Ian...this is a very popular drive and Samsung is a leader company in technology although their drives are supposed to be average.Lets see whether this one will make a break through or it will remain "one more cd writer"
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Xmas gift from Samsung contact? :)

Postby scottm on Thu Dec 05, 2002 10:13 am

Hey Ian...why dont you see if your Samsung "contact" can ship you a 50" HLM507W DLP TV along with the drive. Their last attempt at next-gen (fLCD) went vaporware, but their new DLP system is hot. I want one of those :)
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Postby ggmein on Sun Jun 22, 2003 11:08 pm

This is one drive I wish I hadn't bought. I got it to go into a PII 400 win98 machine but it would never work right in the there even after a tough search to find updated firmware. I put the drive into an old P 133 win98 machine (one it shouldn't have worked in) and then it seemed to be OK. Recently I got another system, a PIII 933 XP Pro machine and tried the drive in there and have the same problems I had to begin with. In the old days this would have been a challenge but these days I just want to get components that will work.
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