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Samsung SN-208BB
7.9 out of 10

Samsung SN-208BB

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Overall 8
8.0

Replaced Zino HD drive that failed

Thomas D., Newegg
15 January 2014
  • Summary: Installed easily into my HD Zino when the original drive failed. Can't beat the price.
  • Pros: Works Cheap Quiet
  • Cons: Could be a bit faster
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Overall 10
10

Great replacement for Asus laptop.

Steve M., Newegg
25 November 2012
  • Summary: Important. I have read hundreds of Google posts about Asus laptops having problems with their Blu-Ray / DVD drive freezing up. Basically the drives just hang for 30 seconds to 2 minutes and then the sound catches up but the video is moving at warp speed to catch up.
  • Pros: Fairly easy install. Faceplate removal was simple and anyone can do it by watching web videos. Runs well with no skips. I rarely burn anything so I can't comment on that, but it plays everything exactly as it should.
  • Cons: None.
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Overall 2
2.0

no good

david q., Newegg
16 November 2012
Overall 8
8.0

It works

Korwin S., Newegg
14 November 2012
  • Summary: It's the cheapest slim DVD drive on newegg, and it's gets the job done.
  • Pros: It works, its cheap, and the plastic on the face is quite slim. It's not bulky like most laptop drives. Also, it came wrapped in bubble wrap and nothing else (like OEM products should).
  • Cons: It's slow, but that's what it is, and its advertised accordingly
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Overall 2
2.0

Does not fit with combo 1038442

William M., Newegg
30 October 2012
  • Summary: I tried to RMA this since this does not fit in their case, and Newegg has refused to return my money (This has been the case with the 3 other pieces of the combo that were not compatible). They will probably lose me as a years long customer over their failure in customer service.
  • Pros: It would probably work fine if newegg had included the correct case in their DIY kit.
  • Cons: This was part of the DIY combo #1038442 and it does not properly fit with the included box. The HEC case has a slot for a full sized optical drive, not this slim one. Do not buy the DIY combo 1038442.
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Overall 8
8.0

Fine for what it is

Anonymous, Newegg
14 October 2012
  • Summary: This is an OEM drive, so you should be prepared for it to arrive in bubble wrap w/o any mounting hardware or cables. That means it will not have the wee screws needed if your install includes securing it by screwing it in (if your case requires a drive like this to be secured like that, it should...
  • Pros: Low-cost... I needed a slimline DVD for an SFF case where it will not see a ton of use, so I was not interested in spending much on it. This installed without issue, and I've used it to read DVDs and CDs and to burn DVDs.
  • Cons: It is a slow drive, but you can see that by the numbers above. Don't buy this thinking you are getting a fast slimline drive for a magically-low price.
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Overall 8
8.0

It works!

Jeffrey S., Newegg
11 October 2012
  • Pros: It's not the fastest slim DVD-R drive, but it does work fine. I have one installed in my mini-ITX PC.
  • Cons: None.
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Jeffery D., Newegg
2 October 2012
  • Summary: Wasn't an exact match to my old one, but that's not an issue at all.
  • Pros: Easy to swap with the old drive. Started working right away with no issues.
  • Cons: Had no packaging, but that might have just been something I missed in the description when ordering.
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Overall 10
10

It does the Job. Solid.

Joe P., Newegg
2 October 2012
  • Summary: The front bezel is back with only raised writing. No paint. If you want a totaly black drive with no flash. This is it. The front of my case is totaly black no markings. You can't even tell it has a drive installed.
  • Pros: It's small and uses the standard slim line SATA connectors that all newer optical drives use. The front bezel is back with only raised writing. No paint. Very stealthy. Fast enough.
  • Cons: None.
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Overall 6
6.0

Decent slimline SATA drive.

Brian D., Newegg
1 October 2012
  • Pros: You are buying this drive because it is the cheapest available slim optical drive on Newegg. It delivers on being inexpensive.
  • Cons: This is an OEM product, so it doesn't come with anything beyond the drive itself. So, if you're using this in anything besides a laptop, you're going to need to purchase a slimline SATA adapter. This should probably be mentioned somewhere in the product description. I purchased this for my Mini-I...
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