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Samsung SH-B123L
6.8 out of 10

Samsung SH-B123L

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Overall 2

Requires extra software for normal functionality.

Anonymous, Newegg
4 January 2016
  • Summary: So I bought this literally 5 years ago, and there is STILL not a free blu-ray software that will let me use this drive to its fullest potential. Not that I am asking much from its "fullest potential". I really just want to watch Blu-Rays on my computer.
  • Pros: You can read stuff from it... you know, as long as it's NOT an ACTUAL BLU-RAY DISC. But other stuff, without DRM, it will read.
  • Cons: You have to buy additional software to get this to actually work as intended. You can buy this drive plus a blu-ray DVD. But it's still not enough to watch Blu Rays on this drive. Thanks, SONY.
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Overall 8

Great Drive, just be careful

Ami O., Newegg
4 November 2013
  • Pros: The drive works great! I have had a few firmware problems with playing bluray movies, but that was to be expected when I bought the drive -Works great -Cost was pretty typical at the time of purchase -Easy Setup -Looks good
  • Cons: Be very careful when installing this drive. The mirror drive bay is actually a real mirror and I cut my hand pretty bad during installation. In the past 2 years of owning this drive I have cut my hands on it a few times since installation while moving my computer. This may just be a defective dri...
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Overall 2

Update to my earlier review..

David M., Newegg
31 May 2013
  • Pros: None...
  • Cons: They've discontinued this dog of a Combo-drive. Good riddance. Had to swap it out with an LG because this dog stopped being able to reliably rip anything. Stinks... glad its dead.
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Overall 10

Works good :)

Ryan L., Newegg
20 February 2013
  • Summary: No problems here. Plug and play.
  • Pros: Works like it should. I've burned several DVD's and BD's with 100% success at this point. It looks good as well :)
  • Cons: None.
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Overall 10

User Review

james b., Newegg
17 February 2013
  • Summary: Customer service is very patient and helpful.
  • Pros: Simple plug and play. It also looks really good in my case.
  • Cons: none
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Overall 2


Dustin R., Newegg
15 January 2013
  • Summary: Had I known samsung wasn't going to stand behind this product, just like every other samsung product I've owned, I would have shy'd away. Silly me for thinking this product would be any different
  • Pros: Looks nice. Worked on day one
  • Cons: Software it came with didn't work very well. Device is very load. From day one burning has been hit and miss. Insert blank cd, it tries to burn then says to insert supported media. After about 30 tries it starts burning. Sometimes it would get 99% and have an error. Then I'd have to try 30 more t...
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Overall 10

Solid Drive

Reagan T., Newegg
1 January 2013
  • Summary: I don't have a single blu-ray and I use this gadget to spin every disc in my collection. It's a really quality product.
  • Pros: It plays everything from blu-ray down to cd. Has a really bright blue light that can be cool or annoying depending on your preferences.
  • Cons: It's kinda loud, but what do you expect when it's spinnin' those suckers so fast.
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Overall 10

really good

Mark P., Newegg
5 December 2012
  • Summary: chocolate
  • Pros: love the drive, works as advertised
  • Cons: a little loud at times but understandable
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Overall 10

Works Great

John W., Newegg
29 November 2012
  • Pros: Works Does everything it needs to do
  • Cons: Software not the best, but its free so people shouldn't be subtracting eggs for it.
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Overall 6

Drive good software bad

Ben C., Newegg
10 November 2012
  • Summary: I guess if you buy a drive make sure you have blue ray player software that is up to date bundled with it.
  • Pros: The drive works well from what I can tell, I watched a couple blue ray movies with it.
  • Cons: Come bundled with Cyberlin Power DVD 9 which plays Blue ray discs, but support stopped in 2011, so any new DVD's (Prometheus) will not work and there is no way to upgrade without buying a software package that costs as much as the drive itself.
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