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Samsung SH-S182D

DVD+R 18X, DVD-R 18X Writing DVD+R dual layer 8X, DVD-R dual lay Read more

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Overall 8
8.0
Features 9
9.0

Samsung SH-S182D 18x DVD±RW/RAM

CDRLabs
7 August 2006
  • Conclusion: Earlier this year, I reviewed one of Samsung's first "Super-Multi" drives, the SH-S162L. While affordably priced, the drive offered a good mix of features and performance. With the SH-S182D, Samsung has brought much of the same to the table. However, they've upped the ante, adding things like 18x DVD±R and 12x DVD-RAM writing speeds. While welcome additions, there were a few performance aspects that kept the SH-S182D from getting top marks in our review.
  • Pros: Writes to DVD-R and DVD+R media at 18x, Writes to DVD+RW media at 8x, Writes to DVD-RW media at 6x, Writes to DVD+R DL and DVD-R DL media at 8x, Reads and writes DVD-RAM media at 12x, Reads single layer DVD-ROM's at 16x, Reads DVD±R media at 12x, Reads DVD±RW and DVD±R DL media at 8x, Features 48x CD-R and 32x CD-RW writing speeds, Good selection of writing and rewriting speeds, Low seek times, Features Super Link buffer underrun protection, Supports bitsetting for DV...
  • Cons: Questionable writing quality with some DVD±R DL media, Slower than other drives when writing to DVD-RW, DVD+RW and CD-RW media, Cannot write to 8x DVD±R media at 16x, Reads CD-R media at only 40x, Has a 2048KB buffer
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Overall 8
8.3

Samsung SH-S182D

PC Pro
22 September 2006
  • Excerpt: Samsung's SH-S182D is the first 18x DVD writer we've seen at PC Pro, and our tests saw it reach an impressive 18.2x towards the outer edge of our DVD+R disc, giving it an unprecedented average burning speed of 13.2x. This impressive burning rate meant that a full 4.7GB single-layer DVD+R burned in a little over five-and-a-half minutes.
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Overall 8
8.3

Samsung SH-S182D

PC Pro
22 September 2006
  • Excerpt: Samsung's SH-S182D is the first 18x DVD writer we've seen at PC Pro, and our tests saw it reach an impressive 18.2x towards the outer edge of our DVD+R disc, giving it an unprecedented average burning speed of 13.2x. This impressive burning rate meant that a full 4.7GB single-layer DVD+R burned in a little over five-and-a-half minutes.
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Overall 8
8.3

Samsung SH-S182D

PC Authority
19 August 2006
  • Summary: Take the ultimate DVD drive and remove one feature. Now up the speed. Now drop the price.
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Overall 7
7.2
Features 6
6.0
Ease of use 8
8.0
Functionality 8
8.0
Equipment 8
8.0

Expert Review

CDRinfo
18 August 2006
  • Conclusion: It's been some time now since we tested the world's first 18X burner from Plextor and now again we had the opportunity to put another 18X burner through its paces, the SH-S182D from Samsung. The drive supports the high DVD±R DL writing speed of 8X and the newest 12X DVD-RAM media. At 48X reading speed with CD media in comparison to other drives, we found the SH-S182D a good reader, probably the fastest out there, with a more than capable CD error correction mechanism.
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