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Samsung SD-616E
5.2 out of 10

Samsung SD-616E

DVD-ROM Reading DVD 16X, CD 52X Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Samsung SD-616E

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Overall 2
2.0

DO NOT BUY!

A. Geek, Amazon
21 September 2015
  • Summary: It appears they do no testing on this junk they are listing. I popped this thing in a customer's PC to finish the repairs and it starts making noises like a garbage disposal. I have no doubt the the disc I had in there would have been mangled had I not ejected it.
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Overall 10
10

Need PATA Optical drive? Here's good solution

Allan C., Amazon
6 September 2015
  • Summary: Good PATA optical drive with plenty of features at an inexpensive price. Had a failure in an older PC and it's getting harder to find PATA drives as hardware evolves. My unit had a second SATA optical DVD-RW but as it was connected to a SATA add-on card, I couldn't boot from it due to non-native...
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Overall 10
10

Great deal for the price

P. Herndon, Amazon
21 August 2015
  • Summary: I bought it to use as an external CD for my Acer Netbook running Windows 7. I have an external case that plugs into the USB port. It works fine for both reading and writing CDs and playing DVDs. It installed easily and does exactly what I wanted it to do. It is a great deal at a great price.
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Overall 8
8.0

Works great, only after a firmware update though.

Kyle Harris, Amazon
4 July 2015
  • Summary: So far so good, was acting up out of the box though. Got it for an old Dell Dimension 2400 system that I just finished fixing up. The problem was that sometimes it wouldn't read CDs in the drive, and others it would constantly keep spinning data CDs for no apparent reason at rather high speeds.
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Overall 8
8.0

Just what I needed. Price was just right too ...

charles felt, Amazon
15 June 2015
Overall 10
10

I am very happy with this drive

ewd, Amazon
5 April 2015
  • Summary: This filled a need. I hagd an old computer that just had a CD ROM drive. I took out the CD ROM drive and put in this drive. It worked the first time and has worked well since. I used it to install Windows and other software. A CD ROM driove would not have been adequate for those tasks.
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Overall 10
10

This item worked just fine in my older Dell running Windows 7

Michael E Hinshaw, Amazon
23 March 2015
  • Summary: This item worked just fine in my older Dell running Windows 7. I tested it by writing to CDs and reading DVDs. No problems at all. The jumper configuration did not match Samsung documentation I had on hand, but it worked without changing anything, so I ignored the documentation.
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Overall 10
10

Great IDE Drive!

M. Venema, Amazon
7 December 2014
  • Summary: LOVE IT. I've searched for AGES for an IDE optical drive that's decently fast and not freaking BROKEN (read: ebay) and a very good price. This sucker is fast as hell (2x as fast as my old broken one) going up to about 48x on ripping.
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Overall 8
8.0

Works like a charm now

John Galloway, Amazon
6 October 2014
  • Summary: I ordered two of these for my Mac Pro (pre-2014). The problem was the front lid wouldn't go through the doors on the Mac Pro. So, with a little work, I removed the front lid, or panel. Had to be careful not to let any shavings or little pieces go into the unit.
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Overall 10
10

Be aware this is not SATA but IDE

Casch, Amazon
19 July 2014
  • Summary: Works great and if you have an old style IDE interface to use up it's perfect. Many newer boards don't support IDE so if you don't know and you have a new MB get an SATA interface.
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