• Attractive, strong performer


  • 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.

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The Specs

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


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