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Samsung SH-S223Q
5.6 out of 10

Samsung SH-S223Q

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Reviews and Problems with Samsung SH-S223Q

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Overall 2
2.0

Failed After 10 Months

Sam A., Newegg
25 July 2009
  • Summary: I wish it had some sort of a warranty.
  • Pros: Worked well for 10 months
  • Cons: Stopped working, just sits there, lights blinking for about 30 secs, then no response.
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Overall 2
2.0

Avoid it, dies under a year under normal use

Maurice L., Newegg
24 July 2009
  • Summary: avoid, avoid, avoid. Bad samsung.
  • Pros: I would write pros but given that it died, only pro is, install it on a system you want to sell otherwise avoid it.
  • Cons: dies under normal use. indication in windows that it would start to hang the system then the drive tray will stop responding. Front button will open the bay and it would immediately close. Reading of media would not work. You will need to retry several times. Firmware updates are useless.
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Overall 2
2.0

Works for a little while

Thomas R., Newegg
21 July 2009
  • Summary: Only successfully burned 24 DVD's before it failed! I bought a 30 pack spindle of LightScribe DVD's. I got one coaster in the first 25, then the drive failed. I have tried other brands of discs, other types +R/-R/RW, and I have tried upgrading FW and replacing drivers. Still only makes coasters.
  • Pros: Has LightScribe. Cheap (both in price and quality). Works OK until it quits working.
  • Cons: Prone to failure. When it does fail (and it will), it will cost more than it's worth to pay for return shipping. Only successfully burned 24 DVD's before it failed!
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Overall 2
2.0

FAIL

Brian T., Newegg
19 July 2009
  • Summary: Noticed that a lot of us who've had them a few months have had increased failure rates. Not good.
  • Pros: Worked stunningly for 2 months. Fastest drive out there.
  • Cons: Only lasted just under 3 months. No warranty or apparent technical support for the unit. (Though it is OEM, where do we OEMs go when we need to replace a botched set of these things?) Wont read any disk now, just sits there trying to and the light blinks while it locks up my system. Tested 3 mach...
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Overall 2
2.0

Already failed

Ryan R., Newegg
4 July 2009
  • Summary: I can not honestly recommend this to anyone right now giving my short lived experience with it. I know $30.00 is not a huge sum of money but you should definetly get more than 4 months of intermittent use from any DVD drive.
  • Pros: Worked great for about 3 months
  • Cons: Started failing 3 months after owning it, Purchased on 3/16/09, completly dead July 4th. After a month of ownership I was starting to getting an insert disc message when trying to play crysis when the disc was in the drive. Never having used Vista until this fresh build I thought it was an OS err...
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Overall 2
2.0

DOA

Andrew D., Newegg
17 June 2009
  • Pros: N/A
  • Cons: Dead on arrival. Tray opened and closed but would freeze up computer when I put any disk in drive. Doing RMA and hopefully it wont happen with replacement drive.
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Overall 2
2.0

Avoid

Beverly B., Newegg
14 June 2009
  • Summary: I would avoid this drive my SH-S223F model has worked well for over 6 months now and is a far better Quality burner just does not have LightScribe
  • Pros: Price and came with Nero8 Essentials
  • Cons: Drive only worked for 1 month before having to send it in to Samsung for repair/replacement
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Overall 2
2.0

fail.

David S., Newegg
10 June 2009
  • Summary: meh
  • Pros: SATA
  • Cons: This very infrequently used drive failed on 5th use when we tried to watch a DVD movie ... 15 minutes into the movie and failure. Haven't bothered to replace it yet. Annoying.
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Overall 2
2.0

Bailed after a month

Mike B., Newegg
8 June 2009
  • Summary: Waste of money for me.
  • Pros: The tray still opens and closes.
  • Cons: Worked ok for a month now will not recognize that there is any kind of disk in the drive. It also came with no software instructions or anything.
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Overall 2
2.0

Died in a couple months

George L., Newegg
4 June 2009
  • Pros: Worked great, cheap
  • Cons: Died after 3 months out of no where
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