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Samsung USB 2.0 External Optical Drive SE-S084D/TSBS Super WriteMaster, Slim External DVD Writer (Gloss Black)

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4.1 out of 5 stars 510 customer reviews
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  • 8X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 6/8X DVD+R DL 8X DVD-R 6/8X DVD-RW 5X DVD-RAM 8X DVD-ROM 24X CD-R 24X CD-RW 24X CD-ROM 2MB Cache USB 2.0
  • Easy open and close via "Soft Touch" technology
  • Samsung's Firmware Live Update will keep your drive updated so it always works with the latest media.
  • Nero Software Suite (NERO Burning ROM, NERO Showtime, PowerDVD) included.

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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: SAMF9
  • Model Number: SE-S084D/TSBS
  • Manufacturer Warranty Description: 3 year
  • Form Factor: Slim
  • Buffer Size: 1.5 MB

Product Description

Product Description

Introducing the newest elite member of the ever-popular SAMSUNG 8X Tray load External Slim Drives. The SE-084D drive is 20mm shorter and 25% lighter than the previous drives. This drive features Samsung's Soft Touch technology which requires user to pass their finger in front of the drive and tray opens. An additional function that has been added is the USB host device functionality which allows user to connect the drive directly to a TV and play DVDs without addtional components. No AC adapter is needed as the SAMSUNG DVD Writers are USB powered. Just simply plug it to the USB port to get power and no need to worry about the AC Adaptor. Furthermore, this model supports both 12 cm & 8 cm discs. And the Manual Disc Eject function can let the disc ejected even when the power is off!

From the Manufacturer

Read, write, and watch DVDs on the go with the Samsung Portable Optical Disc Drive. The winner of a 2010 iF product design award, this versatile multimedia storage device and DVD writer is 20 percent smaller and 25 percent lighter than conventional optical disc drives. Samsung's TruDirect software allows you to burn DVDs quickly and reliably. To power the device, just plug it into a USB 2.0 or USB 3.0 port--no AC adapter is needed.

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Portable Optical Disc Drive
At a Glance:
  • Winner of a 2010 iF product design award

  • Slim, compact design is 25 percent lighter than conventional DVD writers

  • Portable drive is USB-powered; no AC adapter required

  • TruDirect technology for fast, easy, real-time digital recording

  • Available in a variety of vibrant colors

  • Backed by a one-year limited warranty
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Samsung Portable Optical Disc Drive
Samsung Portable Optical Disc Drive
Lightweight, compact design makes it ideal for travel (shown in black). View larger.
Samsung Portable Optical Disc Drive
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Samsung Portable Optical Disc Drive
Sleek, Award-Winning Design
The Samsung Portable Optical Disc Drive was the winner of a 2010 iF product design award from International Forum Design. It features a sleek, rounded design with a curved surface and a metallic centerline, and comes in a variety of vibrant colors, including black, blue, pink, red, silver, white, and yellow.

The drive's creative design also incorporates a touch eject button on the front, which, when gently pressed, opens the optical disc drive tray.

Slim and Compact for Easy Travel
The lightweight, compact design of the Samsung Portable Optical Disc Drive makes it easy to take the device with you wherever you go. The drive is a full 20 percent smaller and 25 percent lighter than conventional DVD writers. At 2/5 by 5-7/10 by 6-7/10 inches (H x W x D), the drive is only slightly larger than a CD case. And it weighs less than 10 ounces, so it travels easily.

To power the Samsung Portable Optical Disc Drive, simply plug it into your computer's USB 2.0 or USB 3.0 port. No AC adapter is required.

Connects to USB-Compatible TVs for Viewing Videos and Photos
Using an A/V connector, you can connect the Samsung Portable Optical Disc Drive to your TV and play videos and image files directly on your TV. (For use only on TVs with a USB port; check with the TV's manufacturer for compatibility).

Fast, Reliable Disc Burning
The Samsung Portable Optical Disc Drive is equipped with TruDirect technology, which delivers fast, easy, real-time recording from nearly any digital device directly to DVD.

TruDirect enables you to create DVDs and burn digital content through a PC without using a hard drive. Unlike other disc-burning software, TruDirect doesn't require empty space on your computer's hard drive to hold the file and backup. TruDirect also eliminates pre-mastering, multiplexing, and hard-drive buffering, so you can perform live-streaming recording.

In addition, the Samsung Portable Optical Disc Drive contains technology to prevent buffer underrun errors. As a result, disc burning is fast and reliable.

Compatibility and Warranty Information
This drive is compatible with all major computer operating systems, including Windows 7 and Mac OS X. It supports the following disc formats: DVD-RAM, DVD+R, DVD+R dual-layer, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-R dual-layer, DVD-RW, DVD-ROM, DVD-Video, CD-R, CD-RW, CD-ROM, CD-ROM/XA, CD-Audio, Video-CD, Photo CD, CD-I(FMV), and CD-Text.

The Samsung Portable Optical Disc Drive is backed by a one-year limited warranty.

What's in the Box
Samsung Portable Optical Disc Drive, USB Cable, documentation, and installation CD.


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Product Information

Product Dimensions 6.2 x 5.6 x 0.8 inches
Item Weight 10.4 ounces
Shipping Weight 10.4 ounces
Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
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ASIN B0044DEDBG
Item model number SE-S084D/TSBS
Customer Reviews
4.1 out of 5 stars 510 customer reviews

4.1 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #181 in Electronics > Computers & Accessories > Computer Components > External Optical Drives > DVD Drives
#579 in Electronics > Computers & Accessories > External Components
Date first available at Amazon.com September 30, 2010

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Color: Black Verified Purchase
i like to keep my reviews simple.

this dvd burner is simply perfect.

it's smaller than the previous model from Samsung. the touch open feature is quite nifty. very light and quiet when i burned a few dvd's. i've connected it to my PC & MacBook Air 11" with no problems on either one. this is a much better option over the Apple SuperDrive. the SuperDrive can ONLY be used on the MB Air's. it's more expensive than most external dvd burners. why would you want to get it?

Edited: i forgot to mention that i use this DVD burner for both my desktop and laptop. unfortunately on my laptop there are only 2 USB ports. one on each side. the MacBook Air is sort of limited in that area. in any case, the DVD burner WILL WORK with only one USB cable slot plugged in. i think it may run a bit slower if you are burning something though, which will probably be due to the power outage limit that USB ports have.

do yourself a favor and get this if you need an external burner. you won't regret it.
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Color: Black Verified Purchase
I've used this drive with a windows 7 desktop, Windows XP desktop, iMac running Snow Leopard 10.6.5, and MacBook pro running Snow leopard 10.6.6. The drive works great, good speed, reliable use. I would say the most frustrating part of this product is that it has no power-cord and requires two USB ports to operate. occasionally it will (randomly it seems) work with only one USB port, but I have only seen that on occasion. I am very disappointed with this part of the drive, however aside from that it has worked flawlessly. I've burned DVD at full speed in both Windows 7 and Mac OS X. It is compact, and requires very little to setup, simply just plugin and use. When I installed this product using the discs that came with it in Windows 7 it brought me into this very confusing application that claimed I needed a firmware update, however when I checked on the website it said I did not.

conclusion
It's a solid product that works well under most operating systems. Be prepared to surrender TWO USB ports to it though.
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Color: Black Verified Purchase
I bought this for use with my new MacBook Air and my home server

Things I like:
1. Very compact. About a size of a double cd case
2. Very quiet for such a compact drive. Just a bit noisier than my internal dvd drive.
3. Requires only one usb port. Some drives need 2 usb ports, but this one runs fine on just one.
4. Plug and play. No drivers needed. Works great on Mac and PC.
5. A steal at $40 shipped

Things I don't like so much:
1. The small form factor is cool, but the black version looks and feels plastic. I'm not saying that it's flimsy, because it's not. However, next to my new Mac Air, it looks and feels kinda cheap
2. The soft touch eject doesn't work on Mac. You have to drag the icon to eject.
3. The Nero 9 software works with PC only.

Highly recommended for anyone looking for a tiny, simple dvd drive that works with both Mac and PC.
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Color: Black Verified Purchase
Just received this latest version of Samsung external DVD ROM. 100% described as product spec, slim and super light weight.

This DVD ROM is very compatible with my Toshiba Netbook NB205, only use one USB port instead of 2 ports for power. No driver needed base on Windows 7 Starter, just plug then you go. To play DVD movies with proper software is working great, I played one movie already. Reading sounds are acceptable for me.

Even we can find more cheaper one in the market, but you will get what you pay for. Products always have its cost and quality, so this device is worth the money for my Toshiba NB205.
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A Kid's Review on December 9, 2010
Color: Black
I have 64bit Windows 7. This device plugged in and worked immediately. Besides being compact, completely powered by over USB, and fairly attractive overall; what is awesomely excellent about this product is the fact that you can just connect ONE USB plug for proper operation. You can also connect two USB plugs if you wish for maximum speed (one USB plug renders about half speed operation), but it is not required.
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Color: Black Verified Purchase
This worked great for a couple of months, but then it started having trouble reading DVDs. It still loads CDs, but I haven't found a DVD that it will load in quite a while.

The return window expired after a month, so I'll have to settle for sadder but wiser.
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Color: Black Verified Purchase
I bought this product after my internal DVD drive burnt out. I was worried about having to lug around an external drive, but this Samsung drive is just perfect! It is very portable, but remarkably sturdy. On my Mac (OS X), all I had to do was plug it in and it worked without any need for installation or driver(s). I have read/played both CDs and DVDs with no problem -- even with autoplay! For it's speed, it is also amazingly quiet. Initially, I had to check the indicator light to see if it was working, because I couldn't even hear it running! I am thoroughly impressed... ESPECIALLY for the price!! I'd gladly pay twice as much for the same machine.
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For those of us who are buying multiple external drives for, er, migrating our video DVDs collections to our computers, these are fantastic! I am using two on an external (powered) usb hub and plan to get a couple more. It's well worth the cost to speed up the process from one-disc-at-a-time slowness. One caveat, each drive does require a full-power usb port, so a powered usb hub is a necessity.
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