Released August, 2009
The Pros:Value - inexpensive and competitively featured. Easy to install - most users will have it up and running in under 15 minutes. Well documented - the included instructions are easy to follow.
The Cons:Noisy when running at full speed. IDE connectivity only - no SATA support. Doesn't include any DVD playback or CD/DVD writing software.
The Samsung SH-S222A is an internal DVD/CD writer that connects to PCs via a Parallel ATA interface. Once connected, the unit can record single- and dual-layer discs at up to 22x (DVD) and 48x (CD). Unique about this device is its S.
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A.T. (Speed Adjustment Technology), which automatically burns discs at the most optimized speed, based on the strength of the CD. And when running at high-speeds, the unit’s Buffer Under Run Technology prevents Buffer Under Run errors from occurring—ensuring the process runs seamlessly without unwarranted blunders. Other notable aspects of the Samsung SH-S222A include an aerodynamic frame for reduced acoustic noise, double OPC technology for less writing errors, and automatic firmware updates.
- Internal DVD/CD Writer
- PATA Interface
- Single/Dual Layer Discs
- Speed Adjustment Technology
- Buffer Under Run Technology
- Optimum Power Control Technology
- Firmware Live Update
- Aerodynamic Frame
- RoHS Compliant (Eco-Friendly)
- Interface: PATA
- Drive Mounting: Horizontal/Vertical
- Buffer Memory: 2MB
- Max Write Speeds: 48X CD / 22X DVD
- Max Read Speeds: 40X CD / 16X
User Reviews (2)
value - inexpensive and competitively featured
easy to install - most users will have it up and running in under 15 minutes
well documented - the included instructions are easy to follow
reasonably fast - writes DVDs and CDs quickly
noisy when running at full speed
IDE connectivity only - no SATA support
doesn't include any DVD playback or CD/DVD writing software
tends to be sensitive to the kind of recordable media you are using
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