|Item model number||SE-506AB/TSBD|
|Item Weight||2.4 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||5.7 x 0.8 x 5.7 inches|
|Item Dimensions L x W x H||5.7 x 0.8 x 5.7 inches|
|Optical Drive Type||BD-R,BD-R DL,BD-RE,BD-RE DL,BD-ROM,CD,CD-R,CD-ROM,CD-RW,DVD,DVD+R,DVD+R DL,DVD+RW,DVD-R,DVD-R DL,DVD-RAM,DVD-ROM,DVD-RW|
Samsung SE-506AB/TSBD 6X USB2.0 External Slim Blu-ray Writer Drive (Black)
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- Drive Type: External Slim Portable Blu-ray Writer; Loading Type: Tray
- Write: BD-R DL 6X, BD-RE DL 2X, DVD+R/-R 8X, DVD+RW/-RW 6X, DVD+R/-R DL 6X, DVD-RAM 5X
- Read: BD-ROM/-R/-RE DL 6X, DVD-ROM/+RW/-RW/+R/-R 8X, CD-ROM 24X
- Interface: USB 2.0, 4MB Buffer Memory
- Average Seek Time: BD-ROM - 200ms; DVD-ROM - 130ms; CD-ROM - 130ms
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The drive door problem- you got to close the door and hold it a several seconds for the drive to register that the door is closed.
and NO! You DON'T need to buy Macgo Blu-ray Player for $39. JUST USE VLC PLAYER 2.04 and download 2 files to get your VLC 2.0 to play encrypted blu-ray discs.
You'll need two files: keys database and AACS dynamic library.
you get these 2 files from:
and followed their instructions on the site where to place the 2 files and blu-ray will work.
Thank you to the Mac developers of the VLC project, their website:
I am now watching The Avengers on Blu-Ray on my intel Mac.
VLC Player 2.04 is opensource freeware and you can donate to the project if you like.
here's how you play blu-ray discs on vlc:
1. launch VLC
2. Click File on Menu and select open Disc
3. click open BDMV folder and select the directory in the blu-ray with the BDMV file
4. click open
5. blu-ray movie should be playing at this point.
6. press cmd f for full screen
Sorry hackers, VLC just won't cut it, you really have to spend the money.
That's it. I recommend the product. It works. I don't really understand the complaints. It works as advertised... NR.
I use it with a 5 year old Dell Latitude laptop with a 2.3Ghz processor and 2 GB of RAM. I use Windows XP Home on that computer.
One thing to be aware of -- the Blu-Ray drive requires TWO USB ports to operate. You will either need two open USB ports next to, or on top of, each other, or you will need to buy a USB extension cable to help the drive's cables reach your 2nd USB port. I only plug this Blu-Ray drive in when I need to burn a disc. So, when I am not burning anything, I disconnect it and keep it in a drawer....that way, it does not use up my available USB ports for everyday use.
So far, I have only tested this drive with BD-R discs (I use Verbatim 6x BD-R discs). It works perfectly with those discs.
Highly recommended if you need or want an external Blu-Ray writer.
So all I have to say is that this is an exceptional value and it is, in fact, burning as I type this.
In an aside: If you need to break up files in excess of 100GB to 23.31GB for archiving- USE RAR. Makes a nice clean envelope for the file's future concating and does it in one step.
So I just hooked it up to a 9 year old Mac twin G5 tower running OS X 10.4 (with toast 9 HD plugin) and held my breath- Burning and verifying without a hitch on old computer with only main USB connection in. I'm even more pleased than before.
Amazon shipped it inside a bubble mailer and it offered barely the minimum protection. I thought it would be shipped inside a box with air packets. However, that was not the case. In addition, the packaging was crushed and I feared that the drive may have had issues. Nevertheless, Amazon once again came to the rescue and immediately sent another one Next Day Air. This time the drive came in a corrugated kraft wrap with now protection inside. Now, come on! Isn't there someone who knows that electronics need to be padded?
Either way, I opened it and the drive was read immediately by my Macbook Pro and my MBA as well. The drive does not need the second USB cable plugged in as both of my systems recognized the drive and read the DVD with no issues. I ran a USB extension and and plugged in the second USB cable and there weren't any differences. The drive never skipped a beat and worked flawlessly.
However, when I pressed the eject button, the tray popped open and as I closed the drive, the tray would not close properly. There must be an issue with the latch as the other reviewers said. After repeated attempts, it finally closed on the 4th try. It is really weird.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Won't mount on Mac (El Capitan). I can't find new driver on the samsung website. Do not buy until they fix.Published 9 months ago by Johnnypockets
Burns and plays Blu-ray discs connected to my Mac Pro and MacBook Pro. To author BD, I use the Adaptec Toast BD plug-in and it works very nicely. Read morePublished 12 months ago by C. Sebes
The SE-506 just works great. I never had any problems with it.Published 13 months ago by Anthony Nash
Works I wish Samsung would provide more blueray software support for Apple computers Running YosemitePublished 15 months ago by Amazon Customer