Model: Samsung SH-S203N 20x DVD±RW/RAM
Manufacturer: Samsung Electronics
Provided By: Samsung America
When it comes to consumer electronics, Samsung is one of the most respected names in the industry. Founded in 1969, this Korean company has grown to become 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. Working closely with companies like Toshiba, they've lead the way in this area, developing and manufacturing a wide range of products for the OEM and retail markets.
One of the latest additions to Samsung's line of "Super WriteMaster" drives is the SH-S203N. Featuring some of the fastest reading and writing speeds available, the SH-S203N is capable of 20x DVD±R, 8x DVD+RW, 6x DVD-RW, 12x DVD-R DL and 12x DVD-RAM writing speeds and a maximum DVD read speed of 16x. On top of that, it's one of the few drives to offer both 16x DVD+R DL and 12x DVD-R DL writing speeds. The SH-S203N also includes features like 48x CD reading and writing speeds, 32x rewriting speeds and support for HP's LightScribe Direct Disc Labeling system.
With features and specs like this, the SH-S203N sounds like it has a lot of potential. To give you an idea of what to expect from Samsung's new DVD writer, we'll take a look at some of its features and then see how it compares to some of the 20x DVD±RW drives from the competition. Does the SH-S203N have what it takes? Is it the best bang for your buck? Keep reading as we find out.