Conclusion: The newer Ultra Speed drives are certainly a welcome addition to the hardware community, and the Samsung SM-352B CD-RW/DVD Combo Drive is clearly a contender within that group. Given the huge list of features, along with the attractive price tag, purchasing a combo drive is clearly a no-brainer for new systems, and is still a good investment for users looking to upgrade. The software bundle is more than adequate for novice and veteran users alike.
Pros: Multiple CD and DVD formats supported, 8MB Buffer, Excellent software bundle, Good performance overall, Quiet operation, Price
Cons: Anomaly in burst rate benchmarks, No media included