• Supports up to 12X DVD-RAM.
  • Good online manual.


  • Printed documentation is poor.

At A Glance

Inexpensive drive lacks frills, and has basic software; writes to DVD-RAM, and offers a slower CD read speed in quiet mode.

Manufacturer’s Website

The Specs

Part Number SHS182D
Inventory Number 25295
Ports and Connections
Ports IDE
S/PDIF Output 1
Optical Drive
CD-ROM Read Speed 48.0
DVD-RAM Write Speed 12.0
DL DVD+R Write Speed 8.0
Single-Layer DVD-R Write Speed 18.0
DVD-RW Write Speed 6.0
DVD-ROM Pressed Disc Read Speed 16.0
DVD+RW Write Speed 8.0
DL DVD-R Write Speed 8.0
Single-Layer DVD+R Write Speed 18.0
Included Software
Included Software Nero Express 6.6 (with BackItUpVisionExpress)


Dual-Sided Write-Once DVD Performance, for 7.9GB (seconds) 1173.58
Format Rewritable DVD (seconds) 31.08
CD-R Mastering Write Average, for 694MB (seconds) 186.32
Rewritable DVD Performance, for 3.4GB (seconds) 726.03
Single-Layer Write-Once DVD Format Tested +R
Rewritable DVD Format Tested +RW
Two-Layer Write-Once DVD Format Tested DL +R
Single-Layer Write-Once DVD Performance, for 4.35GB (seconds) 333.39