Model: Samsung SH-S162L 16x DVD±RW/RAM
Manufacturer: Toshiba Samsung Storage Technology Corporation
Provided By: Samsung Electronics America

Samsung is one of the most respected names in the electronics industry. Founded more than 30 years ago, this Korean company has grown into one of the world's largest electronics manufacturers, offering everything from tiny semiconductors to huge projection televisions. Samsung is no stranger to the optical storage industry either. One of the world's leading manufacturers of optical drives, they offer a wide range of products for the OEM and retail markets.

This past winter, Samsung introduced one of their first "Super-Multi" drives, the SH-S162L. Featuring some of the fastest reading and writing speeds available, the SH-S162L is capable of 16x DVD±R, 8x DVD+RW, 6x DVD-RW, 8x DVD+R DL, 4x DVD-R DL and 5x DVD-RAM writing speeds and a maximum DVD read speed of 16x. Of course, Samsung's new "Super-Multi" drive can do more than read and write DVD's. The SH-S162L also includes features like 48x CD reading and writing speeds, 32x rewriting speeds and support for HP's LightScribe Direct Disc Labeling system. Developed as an alternative to markers and stick-on labels, LightScribe lets users burn graphics and text onto the tops of specially coated discs.

With features and specs like this, it's hard not to be impressed by Samsung's new "Super-Multi" drive. To give you an idea of what to expect from the SH-S162L, we'll take a look at its features and then see how it compares to some of the 16x DVD±RW drives from the competition. Does the SH-S162L have what it takes? Keep reading as we find out.

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