Pros

  • Supports DVD-RAM.

Cons

  • No FireWire support
  • No LightScribe labeling.

At A Glance

Inexpensive external model lacks the design finesse of competing models; supports writing to DVD-RAM, but only at up to 5X.

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number SHM165P6SX
Inventory Number 25305
Ports and Connections
Ports USB
S/PDIF Output 0
Optical Drive
Single-Layer DVD+R Write Speed 16.0
DVD+RW Write Speed 8.0
DL DVD+R Write Speed 8.0
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-RAM Write Speed 5.0
DVD-ROM Pressed Disc Read Speed 16.0
DVD-ROM Burned Disc Read Speed 8.0
Included Software
Included Software
  • CyberLink Power DVD 6
  • Nero Express 6.6 (with BackItUpVision Express)

Performance

Performance
Rewritable DVD Performance, for 3.4GB (seconds) 447.29
Format Rewritable DVD (seconds) 39.42
CD-R Mastering Write Average, for 694MB (seconds) 185.14
Single-Layer Write-Once DVD Performance, for 4.35GB (seconds) 382.36
Dual-Sided Write-Once DVD Performance, for 7.9GB (seconds) 1061.2
Two-Layer Write-Once DVD Format Tested DL +R
Rewritable DVD Format Tested +RW
Single-Layer Write-Once DVD Format Tested +R