Model: Samsung SE-406A Portable 6x Blu-ray Combo Drive
Manufacturer: Samsung Electronics
Provided By: Samsung America

Samsung Electronics has been a leader in the electronics industry for more than 30 years. Since the introduction of their first television in 1970, this Korean company has grown to become one of the world's leading electronics manufacturers, offering everything from tiny semiconductors to large home appliances. Samsung is no stranger to the storage industry either. Along with an assortment of hard drive and flash based storage solutions, the company offers DVD and Blu-ray Disc drives for the the portable and desktop computer markets

Samsung recently introduced its first external slim Blu-ray combo drive, the SE-406A. This stylish and compact drive is capable of 8x DVD±R, 8x DVD+RW, 6x DVD-RW, 4x DVD±R DL and 5x DVD-RAM writing speeds and can read Blu-ray Discs at speeds as high as 6x. The SE-406A is also USB powered and features support for Samsung's AV connectivity technology. When in AV connectivity mode, the drive can be plugged into a USB port on a TV or other AV device and used to play back the music, pictures and videos stored on a CD or DVD. To top it all off, the SE-406A comes with CyberLink's Blu-ray Disc Suite which includes software capable of playing Blu-ray movies in 3D.

Needless to say, this is only a taste of what Samsung's new BD combo drive has to offer. Over the next few pages we'll take a look at the SE-406A's features and then put it through its paces to see how it performs. Is the SE-406A the best choice for the person on the go? Read on as we find out.

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