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Samsung SM-352BENB and installing Windows

Postby tc17 on Thu Jun 26, 2003 3:25 am

I don't own this drive but was thinking of buying it.

However I've read a couple of user comments/reviews on a site selling the Samsung combo drives, and they stated that they could not install Windows using this drive, it would abort/crash with an error part way in the install. They did not state which version of Windows it was though.

I was wondering if anyone has experienced this problem here? With any of the Samsung combo drives.
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Postby Ian on Thu Jun 26, 2003 7:46 am

I installed Windows XP the other day using an SM-348B the other day. Worked really well.

I find problems like this are usually caused by the users. :wink:
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Postby tc17 on Thu Jun 26, 2003 11:10 am

Ok thanks for the reply. Sounds like it should work then.

The one guy did mention that it did it to him during a clean install (I assume booting off the cdrom), and he thought it had something to do with it being a combo drive and new.
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Postby motocoke on Thu Jun 26, 2003 1:15 pm

I have this drive, and it works well with Windows XP Pro. I'm using an nForce2 motherboard (the Soltek Ian reviewed).

The DVD-ROM is multi-read DVD+/- whatever. :D

The error correction for DVDs is better than my Lite-On LTD166S. I have some defective DVDs that will cause my other DVD-ROM drives like the LTD166S, and Pioneer DVD-120 to hang. Plays perfectly on my Sammy.

Love this drive. Waiting for Ian to review it.
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Postby TheWizard on Thu Jun 26, 2003 8:40 pm

Ian wrote:I find problems like this are usually caused by the users. :wink:


Precisely. It is entirely possible that the users have a bum copy of Windows.
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Postby tc17 on Mon Jun 30, 2003 11:12 pm

Does anyone here know if this Samsung combo drive supports reading DVD+R / DVD+RW?

From the reviews I have seen, the Nero program shows it not supporting that.

It would seem strange that it support the DVD-R and not the DVD+R discs. But then I don't know how important that is either.
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Postby Ian on Mon Jun 30, 2003 11:38 pm

InfoTool isn't 100% accurate. The SM-352B supports DVD+R and DVD-R.

However, I've had some problems getting the drive to recognize DVD-RW and DVD+RW.
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Postby Priest on Tue Jul 01, 2003 10:59 am

What's about writing quality and compatibility?
Is the SM 352 as good as the 348?
Are the 24x RW readable after writing 24x? I have had a ASUS 5224 and the RWs written at 24x has astronomical C2 Errors. (Tested on 10 Verbatim 24x RW)

I find no test an want to buy the drive.

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Postby Ian on Tue Jul 01, 2003 11:32 am

Have patience, the review will be done very soon.
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Postby dodecahedron on Tue Jul 01, 2003 1:44 pm

great! 8)
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