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Samsung 22X DVD/RW SATA Drive SH-S223C/BEBE (Black)

0% Positive Reviews
Rated #4 in CD / DVD Drives

Posted

Pros: Great when they work.

Cons: Inconsistent burn speed and occassional fail discs burn.

They cost me twice as the price of my ASUS 24X dvd burners.

2 x ASUS 24X DVD Burner = $30 (Fall 2010) + generally satisfactory results/performance.

2 x Samsung 22X DVD Burner = $60 (Spring 2010) + inconsistent burn speed and some fail disc burns.

Samsung are probably the best in making memory, but they sure can't make solid optical drives.

I had other Samsung optical drives in the past... and they went "malfunction" eventually.

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Pros: It might work on the odd occasion, Better than nothing, Probably would make good target practice.

Cons: Total waste of money. Doesn't read or burn discs reliably, Especially DVDs.

This DVD drive is horrible. When I got it, It wouldn't read most games properly, i had to keep inserting and reinserting the disc in order to get it to read. One brand new disc didn't even read at all until I updated the firmware. When the next firmware update came out, It broke it again, and downgrading didn't work! The drive and laser weren't dirty either.

From new, the drive barely read any discs at all. Games would encounter read errors during installation or it would fail to recognise the disc entirely. CDs Read okay most of the time, but DVD reading was by far the worst I have seen on any drive.

You should never, ever use this drive to burn discs either. It will just fail. Burning readable discs is actually the exception rather than the norm. When I still had this drive I would transfer files I needed to burn over to my laptop and use that instead.

Avoid this drive, and if possible all other Samsung/Toshiba DVD drives. Go for something by LG or Sony. I've even got an 13 year old pioneer DVD drive that works much better than this thing does. The only reason I didn't swap this drive out for the pioneer was because the pioneer was IDE.

I finally stopped using this drive in February 2013 when my friend gave me a spare one he had. I was finally able to read the unreadable discs after that. I'm really tempted to smash this drive to pieces with a sledgehammer, but I've kept it as a spare purely on the basis it will read CDs most of the time. I can't believe I actually managed to put up with it for over 3 years.
Samsung 22X DVD/RW SATA Drive SH-S223C/BEBE (Black)
Description:

The Samsung Internal Half Height DVD-W Supermulti SATA 22X (OEM) optical drive is a powerful drive capable of handling all tasks, including burning DVDs that users can throw at it. A cost effective way to upgrade your out-dated optical drive.

Details:
DetailValue
BindingPersonal Computers
BrandSamsung
EAN0102646234716
FeatureThe SH-S223 drive offers a powerful over-speed performance feature that enables consumers to burn data at high speeds
Is Autographed0
Is Memorabilia0
Height1.65 inches
Length7 inches
Width5.83 inches
LabelSamsung
List Price$39.99
ManufacturerSamsung
ModelSH-S223C/BEBE
MPNSH-S223C-BEBE
Package Quantity1
Product GroupCE
Product Type NameCOMPUTER_DRIVE_OR_STORAGE
PublisherSamsung
SKUPR43858-2
StudioSamsung
TitleSamsung 22X DVD/RW SATA Drive SH-S223C/BEBE (Black)
UPC102646234716
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