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Postby Ian on Tue Apr 22, 2003 11:42 am

SAMSUNG UNVEILS THE WORLD’S FASTEST
CD-R/RW AND DVD COMBO OPTICAL DISC DRIVE

Super-Speedy SM-352 Combo Drive Features Unprecedented 52X CD Recording As Well As DVD Reading Ability

Irvine, CA -- Samsung, a worldwide digital information technology and consumer electronics leader, once again pushes the bounds of modern technology with the introduction of the new SM-352 CD-R/RW and DVD combination optical disc drive. The 52X SM-352 offers the fastest CD Recording speed of any combination drive on the market today and features 24X CD Rewriting, 52X CD-ROM Reading and 16X DVD-ROM Reading. Samsung’s latest combo drive will be available in retail and distribution channels in May 2003.

The lighting quick SM-352 gives high-end computer users the ability to record MP3 files onto CDs, watch DVD movies or play CD and DVD video games. It supports recording and editing of high-capacity photo, video, and music data, and offers compatibility with existing popular CD and DVD media formats. The SM-352 features a high-capacity 8MB buffer that ensures any CD and DVD-ROM reads smoothly and uses advanced technology to prevent Buffer Under Run Error. The feature-rich SM-352 also incorporates Samsung’s Dynamic Vibration Absorbers (DVA) to reduce the vibration and noise emitted from the drive. The SM-352 comes in a standard half-height form factor and can be mounted either horizontally or vertically, giving consumers further options for more efficient use of space in their PC. Additionally, the SM-352’s soft MPEG decoder plays DVD-Video without the need for an MPEG decoder board.

“As a worldwide technology powerhouse with vast resources dedicated to R&D, Samsung is committed to providing is customers with ground-breaking technologies at very affordable costs,” comments Rey Roque, Vice President of Marketing for Samsung’s Digital Information Technology Division (DITD). “The new SM-352 combo drive capitalizes on Samsung’s ability to offer best-of-breed products and gives consumers the fastest and most versatile drive available today.”

The SM-352 is write-compatible with CD-R and CD-RW media. The combo drive also supports DVD-ROM and CD-ROM titles, plus DVD-Video and titles in CD-Extra format that contain image and text information of audio CDs. Other supported read-only formats include CD-R, CD-RW and multi-session photo CD. The SM-352 is compatible with Microsoft Windows 95/98/ME/NT/XP and 2000 operating systems. For easy installation, the SM-352 uses an eIDE/ATAPI interface and features Optical Pick-Ups adopting an Annular Mask Lens. The suggested retail price is $129.

For more information about Samsung's optical disc drives, or for the name of the dealer nearest you, contact Samsung toll-free at 1-800-SAMSUNG or via the Internet at www.samsungusa.com.

About Samsung

Samsung Electronics America’s Digital Information Technology Division (DITD), located in Irvine, California, is the U.S. subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Company, Ltd. (SEC). Samsung’s DITD markets a complete line of award-winning TFT and CRT computer displays, laser printers, fax machines, multifunction devices, ODD (optical disc drive) and HDD (hard disk drive) drives for professional, corporate and SOHO users. DITD also markets large-screen plasma displays designed specifically for the professional and commercial markets.

The Samsung Electronics America organization also oversees the North American operations of Samsung Telecommunications USA, Samsung Canada and Samsung Mexico. SEC, with operations in more than 47 countries, is the largest electronics company in Korea and one of the top ten in the world. The company is the world’s number one producer of computer displays and DRAMs and was recently named one of the world’s Top 100 Brands by BusinessWeek magazine.

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Samsung SM-252 CD-R/RW & DVD Combo Drive
-- Specifications --

Data Transfer Rate: Write on CD-Record 52X (7,800 KB/sec)
Write on CD-Rewrite 24X (3,600 KB/sec)
Read CD Titles 52X (7,800 KB/sec)
Read DVD 16X (21,600 KB/sec)
Burst Transfer Rate: PIO Mode 4 (16.6 MB/sec)
DMA Mode 2 (16.6 MB/sec)
Ultra DMA (33.3 MB/sec)
Average Access Time: CD: 110ms, DVD: 130ms
Recording Capacity: CD-RW Disc 700/650MB (type 80/74)
CD-R disc 800/700/650/550MB (Type 90/80/74/63)
Interface: EIDE/ATAPI
Buffer Memory: 8MB
Drive Mounting: Horizontal/Vertical
Supported Disc: DVD-ROM, DVD-R, DVD-Video, CD-ROM
CD-R,CD-RW,CD-DA, CD-ROM/XA
Video-CD, Multisession Photo CD
Extra CD, CD Text
Writing Method: DAO (Disc At Once)
TAO (Track At Once)
SAO (Session At Once)
Packet Writing (Variable, Fixed Packet)
Physical: Dimensions (WxHxD mm) : 148.2 x 42 x 184
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Postby Kennyshin on Tue Apr 22, 2003 5:45 pm

Last month, I wondered whether I wanted to buy boxes of SM-352B while walking around the Yongsan dealer markets.

One of my friends who also have had Pioneer DVD-A05, Sony DRU-500A, NEC ND-1100A, LG GCC-4480B, Lite-On LTD-166S, and very many other optical drives bought SM-352B and he seems to like it more than any other DVD-ROM readers because it could read what none other reader-only drive could.

BTW, a typo:

Samsung SM-252 CD-R/RW & DVD Combo Drive
-- Specifications --


SM-252 -> SM-352
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Postby Ian on Tue Apr 22, 2003 6:16 pm

The typo's not my fault. I didn't type the press release. :roll:
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Postby Kennyshin on Tue Apr 22, 2003 7:24 pm

Ian wrote:The typo's not my fault. I didn't type the press release. :roll:


Of course not. That typo's been there for months since the first press release from Seoul. :D
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Postby Ian on Tue Apr 22, 2003 8:15 pm

Kennyshin wrote:
Of course not. That typo's been there for months since the first press release from Seoul. :D


lol!!
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Postby craiger on Tue Apr 22, 2003 10:48 pm

I am guessing the SM-352 will still take a P2 400 like Samsung's previous combo drive? If I did want to play DVD movies or games on my PC I could play them on this drive but they would only play at 8x-14x? with my P2 350? Will this drive be Mt. Rainier ready out of the box? Thanks, Craig.
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