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Samsung TS-H552 DVD+RW Review

Former staff writer    -   March 3, 2004
Category: Optical Drives
Price: N/A


Introduction

So, today we'll be looking at something that many people are familiar with, but overlook as an important part of their PC. Samsung's newest offering, the TS-H552 is one of these commonly overlooked pieces. The TS-H55B is non other then an Optical Drive, but a very sophisticated one at that. As a new addition to the Samsung ODD product line, will this drive be able to shine? Will it live up to the Samsung name? We've seen a number of their products before, and come to expect quality from Samsung, so let's rev this drive up and see what it can do.

"Samsung DVD±R/RW Drive is a new innovative product which provides powerful data storage. Features include creating personal DVD title : DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW, data back-up for DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW, CD-R, CD-RW, Buffer Under Run Free Technology with EIDE/ATAPI Interface with Ultra DMA 33 mode."

Specifications

Data Transfer Rate
Write: 4X (5.4MB/sec)
Read: 8X(10.8MB/sec)

Burst Transfer Rate
PIO Mode 4 (16.6MB/sec)
Ultra DMA Mode 2 (33.3MB/sec)

Average Access Time
130ms

Supported Disk Format
DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD-ROM, DVD-Video, CD-R, CD-RW, CD-ROM/XA, CD-ROM, CD-Audio, Video-CD, CD-I(FMV), Photo CD, CD-Extra,CD-TEXT

Buffer Memory
2 MB

Dimension (W x H x D mm)
148.2 x 42 x 184

Weight (kg)
0.75


Closer Look




The packaging for the TS-H552 is much the same as any other optical drive's. Packaged neatly inside we find:
  • The DVDRW itself
  • 1 Audio/Digital cable
  • 1 IDE cable
  • 4 mounting screws
  • 1 Software CD
  • 1 Instruction Manual





  1. Introduction, Specifications & Closer Look
  2. Testing
  3. Testing (Cont.) & Conclusion
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