Samsung anounced today that it has added three new models to its Super-WriteMaster DVD burner lineup. Along with the SATA equipped SH-S223Q, the company has begun to ship two new PATA drives, the SH-S222A and SH-S222L. The three drives feature 22X DVD±R, 16x DVD+R DL, 12x DVD-R DL and 12x DVD-RAM writing speeds and, according to Samsung, are capable of burning an entire 4.7GB DVD in four minutes and 26 seconds.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., the worldwide digital consumer electronics and information technology leader, today announced shipment of three new DVD burners in the Super-WriteMaster™ SH-S223 series. In addition to the SH-S223F DVD burner announced earlier this year, Samsung is now shipping the SH-S223Q SATA drive and the SH-S222A and SH-S222L PATA drives. The three drives share the same industry-best 22X writing speeds of approximately 29.7 megabytes per second.
The SH-S223Q is a SATA (Serial Advanced Technology Attachment) drive with embedded LightScribe™ technology that lets users easily engrave labels, photos, and designs directly onto DVDs and CDs. LightScribe engraving produces a professional look without the cost and hassle of printing labels. The label-making software is pre-loaded on the drive and offers a variety of designs and label layouts.
The new SH-S222A and SH-S222L drives are optimized for the PC upgrade market since they have a PATA (Parallel Advanced Technology Attachment) interface. Although a majority of new computers are shipped with a SATA interface, a significant portion of consumers with older computer models are looking to upgrade their slower drives. These new PATA drives offer the speed of a leading-edge drive with the compatibility required for mature PC models. Similar to the SH-S223Q, the SH-S222L drive is equipped with LightScribe technology.