Samsung TS-H552 DVD+RW ReviewFormer staff writer - March 3, 2004
Quality is definately an important factor in an optical drive. For instance, my previous optical drive was unfortunately a bargain name brand (which will remain nameless) that had the strange tendency to create random skips and poor data in both MP3 and Audio CDs.
With this last test, the DAE quality and Accurate Stream test, we are able to find if the drive will accurately reproduce both data and sound in a test system. The DAE Test takes audio data snippets and records them to the harddrive, then compares the snippets to the actual information on the disc. The Accurate Stream tests the ability of the drive to accurately read and play at the same time.
Dead on. DAE quality of 10 and Accurate Streaming. Anything less would be uncivilized. :D
Last but not least we'll take a look at the Drive index as measured by SiSoft Sandra. Most of you will be familiar with this - a simple speed comparison test. Looks like the Samsung drive is well outperforming the premeasured Sandra drives.
Once again, Samsung has proved its brand worth. Creating a compact, quiet, efficient and multi-capable drive of this caliber was an excellent step forward in Samsung's Optical Disk Drive line of products. With almost every single burning option available currently, if you're looking for a quality DVD writer, this is it.
- Strong burning capabilities
- Burns in virtually all form factors
- Great software inclusions