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Samsung Announces World's First 18x DVD±RW With 12x DVD-RAM

Postby Ian on Mon Jun 12, 2006 11:15 am

SAMSUNG BREAKS SPEED BARRIER WITH THE WORLD’S FIRST 18X REWRITABLE DVD DRIVE TO SUPPORT 12X DVD-RAM RECORDING

San Jose, CA – June 12, 2006 – Samsung Electronics Ltd., the worldwide digital consumer electronics and information technology leader, continues to set the pace in the optical storage industry as the first manufacturer to market an 18X rewritable DVD and 12X DVD-RAM writable drive with is new WriteMasterÔ SH-S182D. This high-end drive offers blazing-fast 18X multi-format DVD recording, a five percent recording time improvement over the industry’s current 16X drives.

“As a world technology leader and innovator, Samsung looks for exciting products that improve the technology experience for our customers,” said Richard Aguilera, western regional sales manager, Samsung Storage Division. “The 18X DVD offers consumers a high-end, performance-based drive with industry-leading speed and technology, which is a sure-fire winner for business and home users alike.”

The SH-S182D features a speedy 8X double layer recording and quick 12X DVD-RAM recording, providing a five-minute improved RAM writing time over current drives.

Utilizing Samsung’s Super-WriteMasterÔ technology, the SH-S182D is an advanced triple-format drive that supports DVD+RW, DVD-RW and DVD-RAM recording. Traditional DVD-RW and DVD+RW drives limit media to a 1,000 time re-recording capacity, while DVD-RAM drives offer an amazing 100,000 re-recording capability that is more comparable to a hard drive than an optical drive. With its DVD-RAM recording functionality, the SH-S182D is ideal for IT professionals for use in enterprise and network storage applications. For businesses that perform daily or weekly back up of vast amounts of data from hard drives and are looking for a robust drive or media format that can handle the demands of multiple re-writes, the SH-S182D is the ultimate solution.

The SH-S182D is also perfect for home users with its ability to store 8.5GB on one disc, which is two times more than a single-layer DVD and 12 times more than a CD. The drive’s 8X double layer speed recording also cuts down on burning times significantly and enables users to input large amounts of data such as video, photos or information from a database at an efficient rate.

The SH-S182D offers users the benefit of many advanced technologies including: Weight Balancing System (WBS) to maximize performance and lower the volume of in use clatter when recording or reading at top speeds; 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 SH-S182D incorporates a groove on the side of the front door and the back of the bezel, which helps to reduce noise and prevents dust from entering the unit. Samsung’s latest DVD drive is RoHS compliant and all Samsung optical disc drives uses lead-free soldering.

The SH-S182D will be shipping in June for an estimated street price of $69.99. For more information about Samsung's storage products, please visit the web site at http://www.samsung.com.
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Postby Ian on Mon Jun 12, 2006 11:28 am

Writing Speeds:
DVD+R: 18x (2.4MB/sec)
DVD+R Double Layer: 8x (10.8MB/sec)
DVD+RW: 8x (10.8MB/sec)
DVD-R: 18X (24.3MB/sec)
DVD-R Double Layer: 8X (10.8MB/sec)
DVD-RAM: 12X (21.6MB/sec)
DVD-RW: 6X (8.1MB/sec)
CD-R: 48X (7.2MB/sec)
CD-RW: 32X (4.8MB/sec)

Read Speeds:
DVD+R: 12x (16.2MB/sec)
DVD+R Double Layer: 8x (10.8MB/sec)
DVD+RW: 8x (10.8MB/sec)
DVD-R: 12X (16.2MB/sec)
DVD-R Double Layer: 8X (10.8MB/sec)
DVD-RAM: 12X (21.6MB/sec)
DVD-RW: 8X (10.8MB/sec)
DVD-ROM: 16X (21.6MB/sec)
CD-ROM: 48X (7.2MB/sec)
CD-R: 40X (6.0MB/sec)
CD-RW: 40X (6.0MB/sec)

Burst Transfer Rate
PIO Mode 4 (16.6MB/sec)
Ultra DMA Mode 2 (33.3MB/sec)

Average Seek Time
DVD-ROM : 130ms
CD-ROM : 110ms

Supported Disc
DVD-RAM, DVD+R, DVD+R DL, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD-RW, DVD-ROM, DVD-Video, CD-R, CD-RW, CD-ROM/XA, CD-ROM,
CD-Audio, Video-CD, CD-I(FMV), Photo CD, CD-Extra, CD-TEXT

Buffer Memory 2 MB

Dimensions (WxHxD) 148.2mm x 42mm x 170mm

Weight 0.75Kg

Interface EIDE/ATAPI
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Postby MonsterMan on Mon Jun 12, 2006 6:08 pm

Ian wrote:Writing Speeds:
DVD+R: 18x (2.4MB/sec)


Dang...these drives are getting slower all the time :wink:
BenQ 1655, BenQ 1620, LG 4167, Plex PX-716SA, Samsung SH-S162L, SH-S182M, Pioneer 111D, Lite-On SHM-165H6S and 1.9TB of HDDs to feed 'em and an X2/4800 to crunch for 'em.
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Postby Ian on Mon Jun 12, 2006 7:11 pm

lol.. they made a typo.
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Postby MonsterMan on Mon Jun 12, 2006 7:38 pm

I'd like to see 18x read speeds...then maybe I'd bite....
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Postby Ian on Mon Jun 12, 2006 8:59 pm

Me too. I also noticed they limited the CD-R read speeds to only 40x. Why do you do that Samsung? #-o
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Postby Dartman on Mon Jun 12, 2006 10:37 pm

Well it sounds like thay have some solid tech this time, now if it actually works.... :wink: We'll have to wait and see, the last bunch of drives I have all produce good results, not like a few of my first drives. Speed is useless if the disk doesn't work.
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Postby dodecahedron on Tue Jun 13, 2006 2:17 am

well, we all know that 18x isn't faster than the fast 16x burners so that's moot anyway.
OTOH the LG GSA-H10N/L has 10x DVD+RDL (though only 6x DVD-RDL) so better spec'ed on this point.
(is there any 6x or 8x -RDL media anyway ???)

we'll have to wait and see how the writing quality of this Samsung turns out. so far they haven't been great.
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Postby Ian on Tue Jun 13, 2006 7:28 am

MKM/Verbatim supposedly has 8x DVD-R DL media. I haven't gotten any samples yet though. :(
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Tue Jun 13, 2006 9:52 am

Ian wrote:MKM/Verbatim supposedly has 8x DVD-R DL media. I haven't gotten any samples yet though. :(


That's because almost no drives properly support 8x DVD-RDL media, and most players can't PLAY DVD-RDL media in general. I think MKM/Verbatim is starting to question the logic of the format in general.
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Postby Ian on Tue Jun 13, 2006 10:31 am

The Pioneer DVR-111 supposedly supports it with the latest firmware update. Kinda surprising considering how far behind Pioneer usually is. Then again, MKM is a Japanese company and Pioneer tends to look out for their own.
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Postby DrTeeth on Tue Jun 13, 2006 4:37 pm

Ian wrote:MKM/Verbatim supposedly has 8x DVD-R DL media. I haven't gotten any samples yet though. :(


Ricoh from here http://svp.co.uk/products-solo.php?pid=842

If you are interested, they are a highly reputable company with a CS rep 2nd to none.
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Postby pchilson on Tue Jun 13, 2006 6:56 pm

Ian wrote:The Pioneer DVR-111 supposedly supports it with the latest firmware update. Kinda surprising considering how far behind Pioneer usually is. Then again, MKM is a Japanese company and Pioneer tends to look out for their own.

The 4x MKM01RD30 is supported at 8x and it was the 1.19 firmware.
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CD-DVD Speed Disc Quality scan on a BenQ DW1655 of a 4x MKM01RD30 burned with the Pio DVR-710 @ 8x
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KProbe on a Lite-On SOHW-1693 of a 4x MKM01RD30 burned with the Pio DVR-710 @ 8x.
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Perfect read transfer.
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