Pros

  • Solid DVD+R writer
  • Inexpensive

Cons

  • No DVD-R DL support

At A Glance

Bargain-priced drive proved a fast +R writer, but it lagged on double-layer burns and can't write to DVD-R DL.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.samsung.com/us

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number TSH552URSWN
Inventory Number 24285
General Information
UPC Code 00729507933719
Ports and Connections
Ports IDE
S/PDIF Output 1
Optical Drive
CD-ROM Read Speed 48.0
DL DVD+R Write Speed 5.0
Single-Layer DVD-R Write Speed 16.0
DVD-RW Write Speed 4.0
DVD-ROM Pressed Disc Read Speed 16.0
DVD+RW Write Speed 4.0
Single-Layer DVD+R Write Speed 16.0
Included Software
Included Software
  • Nero Express 6.3
  • NeroVision Express 2.1
  • Nero InCD 4.3

Performance

Performance
Dual-Sided Write-Once DVD Performance, for 7.9GB (seconds) 1434.49
Format Rewritable DVD (seconds) 35.41
CD-R Mastering Write Average, for 694MB (seconds) 199.72
Rewritable DVD Performance, for 3.4GB (seconds) 738.16
Single-Layer Write-Once DVD Format Tested +R
Rewritable DVD Format Tested +RW
Two-Layer Write-Once DVD Format Tested +R
Single-Layer Write-Once DVD Performance, for 4.35GB (seconds) 368.87