Conclusion: Let us summarise the most important positive and negative points below: The Samsung SE-S084C was able to burn all our tested CD-R media with excellent/very good quality.. The Samsung SE-S084C wrote our tested DVD+R/RW media with very good/excellent quality. The software bundle is also of a high standard and should provide all the essential tools for burning CD and DVD media. Reading performance and reliability was excellent.
Samsung SE-S084C Super Write Master Slim External 8x DVD Writer Review
23 August 2009
Conclusion: The thing I liked the most about the Samsung SE-S084C is its ‘quiet in operation’ attribute and is still speedy for the most part. Although the DVD burning test showed that it did not quite reach it’s claimed 8x writing speed (its average was about 4.85x), it did reach a maximum ripping speed of x17 (its claimed read speed is 24x) which is sufficient enough for what is required from a product that will be used as a portable medium on netbooks or a macbook air.
Pros: Quiet operation, Lightweight and portable, Smallest footprint possible, Glossy finish makes it attractive, Good performance, Works on a Mac
Cons: Dust and fingerprint magnet, Not the fastest DVD burn speed, A vertical stand would have been welcome, Could possible take up two USB slots for power (can work with one), Slows down computer a little, Plastic construction isn’t the strongest, Bezel looks bland, Price could be cheaper
Excerpt: Netbooks werden häufig ohne optisches Laufwerk ausgeliefert. Externe DVD-Brenner schließen diese Lücke. Geräte wie der „SE-S084C“ von Samsung lassen sich bequem per USB anschliessen. Wie gut das Gerät ist, lesen Sie im Test.