Pros

  • Attractive, strong performer

Cons

  • No LightScribe labeling

At A Glance

Samsung touts this great writer as being made without lead, but it lacks the LightScribe labeling of the less pricey LG.

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number SEW164
Inventory Number 24593
Ports and Connections
Ports USB 2.0
S/PDIF Output 0
Optical Drive
Single-Layer DVD+R Write Speed 16.0
DVD+RW Write Speed 6.0
DL DVD+R Write Speed 5.0
DVD-RW Write Speed 6.0
CD-ROM Read Speed 48.0
Single-Layer DVD-R Write Speed 16.0
DL DVD-R Write Speed 4.0
DVD-ROM Pressed Disc Read Speed 16.0
DVD-ROM Burned Disc Read Speed 8.0
Included Software
Included Software Nero Express 6.6

Performance

Performance
Rewritable DVD Performance, for 3.4GB (seconds) 512.17
Format Rewritable DVD (seconds) 28.93
CD-R Mastering Write Average, for 694MB (seconds) 175.56
Single-Layer Write-Once DVD Performance, for 4.35GB (seconds) 362.64
Dual-Sided Write-Once DVD Performance, for 7.9GB (seconds) 1357.44
Two-Layer Write-Once DVD Format Tested +R
Rewritable DVD Format Tested +RW
Single-Layer Write-Once DVD Format Tested +R