Samsung Introduces the World’s Fastest DVD Burner Offering Amazing 20X Recording Capability
Samsung Electronics Ltd., the worldwide digital consumer electronics and information technology leader, announces the world’s fastest DVD burner, the Super-WriteMaster™ SH-S203. The SH-S203 is a 20X Serial ATA (SATA) DVD burner that offers the fastest DVD+R/-R and DVD+R DL write speeds of any drive on the market today and supports all CD/DVD discs including DVD-RAM. The SH-S203 is shipping nation wide in with a street price of $70 and is being introduced today at the company’s storage press conference in New York City.
The SH-S203 features the fastest recording times of any drive on the market with industry leading: 20X DVD+/-R recording, 12X DVD-RAM recording, 16X DVD+R Dual Layer recording, 12X DVD-R Dual Layer recording, 8X DVD+RW recording and 6X DVD-RW recording. Samsung’s first 20X DVD drive supports the SATA interface, with SATA PCs now dominating the PC market. With its SATA interface, the SH-S203 eliminates the need for Master/Slave jumper settings and provides thinner data cables, improving airflow and cable routing.
“Samsung is a storage technology leader that prides itself on innovation and the ability to bring ultra-advanced technologies to consumers with breakneck speed,” states Kurt Schulz, national sales manager, Samsung Storage Division. “Samsung’s new SH-S203 is the faster DVD writer on the market giving users the ability to burn more data faster than ever before. This showcases Samsung’s commitment to proving best-of-breed technologies that truly benefit the overall user experience.”
Targeted to consumers who require a DVD burner with blazing speed and advanced technology, Samsung’s new SH-S203 offers the unique ability to burn at high speeds while reducing media cost. The drive features over speed recording, the ability to write with 20X speed on 16X media and 16X speed on 12X media. As lower speed media is more cost affordable than higher speed media, users can save money by using lower speed media while still reaping the benefit of recording at super fast burn times.
The SH-S203 offers true 20X recording and with its improved speed can backup 4.7GB of data on a DVD+/-R disc in about 4 minutes and 38 seconds, a 12% increase in speed from Samsung’s prior 18X DVD burner. Samsung’s SH-S203 also offers free software that allows consumers to easily create music, video, photo and data discs. In addition, the drive includes Samsung’s Firmware Live Update that enables users to download the latest firmware upgrades for free.
The SH-S203, as with Samsung’s full suite of WriteMaster DVD drives, offers multiple high-end technologies providing best-in-breed performance including: Speed Adjustment Technology(1), to match the speed to the functionality of the disc; Tilt Actuator Compensation(2) (TAC) for preferred writing condition when interacting with the objective lens; and Double Optimum Power Control(3), which balances the laser power on the sides of the disc for a better writing performance. Buffer Under Run Error(4) is avoided by the power save attribute. The Automatic Ball Balancing System(5) (ABS) further reduces vibration and noise. The drive is also eco-friendly and is RoHS compliant.
For more information about Samsung’s storage products, please visit the web site at http://www.samsung.com.
About Samsung Electronics
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2006 parent company sales of US$63.4 billion and net income of US$8.5 billion. Employing approximately 138,000 people in 124 offices in 56 countries, the company consists of five main business units: Digital Media Business, LCD Business, Semiconductor Business, Telecommunication Network Business and Digital Appliance Business. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, memory chips, mobile phones and TFT-LCDs. For more information, please visit http://www.samsung.com.
(1) SAT (Speed Adjustment Technology): Automatically detects the media condition and adjusts to the most optimized speed in order to prevent the disc breakage or read and write error, and also reduces the noise according to the bad quality of the disc.
(2) TAC (Tilt Actuator Compensation): For reliable writing in all areas of the disc, the objective lens makes a tilt to compensate if the disc is in a twisted condition.
(3) Double OPC (Optimum Power Control): Optimizes the laser power checking the writing performance both in the inner and outer side of the media for the most reliable writing performance.
(4) Buffer Under Run Free Technology : Prevents Buffer Under Run error, enabling high-speed .
(5) Automatic Ball Balancing System: Mechanically designed to reduce the vibration and noise occurring at high speed performance