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SAMSUNG USB 2.0 Slim External DVD Writer Model SE-208DB/TSBS

  • Mac OS and WIN7 Compatible
  • USB 2.0
  • AV Connectivity
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Samsung SE-208DB external ODD has a slim, lightweight and aerodynamic design which makes it a breeze to carry with you while traveling. It can be easily powered up using a compatible Samsung Notebook via a USB 2.0 / 3.0 interface, eliminating the need for AC adapters or power cords. The AV connectivity supports Samsung AV devices with a USB cable (sold separately) to play multimedia files, turning your digital device into a mobile media center. The Samsung SE-208DB external ODD is compatible with both Windows 7 and MAC OS. Manufactured with lead-free soldering technology and without any harmful materials, Samsung SE-208DB external ODD is truly an eco-friendly product. This Samsung Slim External DVD Writer also keeps you at the cutting edge by continually supporting new media and automatically upgrading to the latest firmware versions through your Internet connection.

  • newegg USB powered for powerful on the go capability. Whether you’re in a café, on a plane, or sitting at a park bench, you can power up Samsung’s Slim External DVD Writer by connecting it to a compatible Samsung Notebook. Engineered to free you from power cords and AC adapters, you won’t need to be in your office to write DVDs. Thanks to its USB BUS power source, you can write at a fast data speed with no outlet in sight.
  • newegg Travel lighter with this travel-writer A breeze to carry with you while traveling, this sleek, sophisticated DVD writer is always ready for on-the-go assignments. (USB Cable sold separately is required to connect to Computer.)
  • newegg Enjoy the AV connectivity! Compatible Samsung AV devices such as a compatible TV can be used to play multimedia files by connecting the Samsung External ODD via a USB cable (sold separately). Just give it two light touches with your fingers to open and close the tray, and the drive goes into AV connectivity mode. You will enjoy a variety of content including music, pictures, and video. From now, Samsung external ODD is not only for storage--it's your multimedia player!
  • newegg Windows 7 compatibility The Samsung Slim External DVD Writer is compatible with Windows 7.
  • newegg MAC OS Compatible The Samsung Slim External DVD Writer is compatible with MAC OS. So whether you prefer MAC or Windows for PC, you’re always in business.
  • newegg Buffer Underrun Free Buffer Under Run Errors result from writing speeds exceeding that of the data transfer speed. Buffer Under Run technology helps prevent these obstacles from occurring while enabling PC multitasking.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 0 day

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  • Michael C.
  • 7/23/2014 7:43:36 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsLess than Stellar

Pros: I am sure this drive will be fine for transferring files.

Cons: This drive cannot play a movie without pausing repeatedly to buffer/load.

Likely will struggle to burn a disc due to the stalls.

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  • Matthew F.
  • 7/13/2014 5:28:24 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsbest bang for your buck... I guess

Pros: Cheap and comes with some decent software

Cons: Very noisy, and the disc locks into place, so be sure the disc is in the tray correctly, unlike most optical drives that you just place the cd on the tray, then slide it into the computer and it's ready to go, this drive needs the disc to be locked in place with three separate locks, if this is not properly in place, it will possibly damage the unit or disc.

Other Thoughts: for the price this does more then enough, with the decline of optical drives I see no need to spend more on better quality for the amount of use it will get.

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  • Kevin L.
  • 7/4/2014 12:27:17 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat for the average user

Pros: Plug and play
Sleek design
Power runes through USB

Cons: Power runs through USB

Other Thoughts: Got this to install Operating systems and drivers ,works like a cham for that

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  • Krisada T.
  • 6/19/2014 8:31:12 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsUseful IT tool

Pros: Works just as expected. Haven't had a laptop or desktop not recognize it so far. Design is small and light enough to fit easily in my tech bag.

Cons: I prefer micro USB since they are everywhere, This drive uses mini USB. However, the pictures show that, and I knew it before purchasing.

The housing is plastic and rather thin. I wouldn't put it in the large pocket of my tech bag that holds heavier items. I'm sure it would easily get damaged from banging around too much.

Other Thoughts: I use this to work on my client's laptops and desktops, often to do reformatting. It;s just easier than dealing with some of these slow PATA disk drives that take forever to recognize windows boot or recovery disk.

Works great with laptops that don't have a disk drive. So far, I've only used this drive with Windows machines.

Overall I'm glad I bought it. It's fairly priced, useful, and works.

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  • Hector H.
  • 6/10/2014 9:40:49 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDO NOT BUY IT

Pros: Compact easy to travel with

Cons: I have this extenal DVD for over a year now. It reads dvds when it pleases. I have yet to be able to finish burning a cd/dvd.

Other Thoughts: It really a waste of money

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  • Anonymous
  • 5/29/2014 3:18:23 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsAdvertised incorrectly, does not use USB 3.0

Pros: Work fine on Windows 7
Powered by a single USB connection

Cons: Listed as USB 3.0 but the device does not use a USB 3.0 connection. (It will work with a USB 3.0 port because the port is backwards compatible)

Other Thoughts: Slim, only takes 1 USB port to power and use it.
It is slower then an internal optical drive.

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  • Gianni P.
  • 5/13/2014 11:05:06 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNo need for an Apple

Pros: Slim and light. Much cheaper that the Apple 'Super' drive.
Only thing super about the Apple product is the price.

Cons: None so far

Other Thoughts: The Apple drives are overpriced for what you get. You can purchase 2 of these for the cost of a super drive.
Worked right out of the box no issues. Burned 2 discs without errors.

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  • Brandon S.
  • 4/5/2014 12:54:44 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWorks Fine

Pros: The idea is simple - take a laptop drive and sell it separately in its own plastic shell.

Got it for two reasons:
1. External drive for Asus T100. Works great - Win8 sees it fine. Reading is fine, haven't tried writing yet. Didn't need provided drivers.

2. Bring-up of new desktop build. Didn't want to buy a whole DVD drive just for that step, so used this. The new build booted right off power-up on the Win7 64b CD in this drive. Didn't even need to tell BIOS to boot off it. Super smooth.

Runs entirely off USB, including power.

Cons: Not the fastest drive I've ever encountered - probably because it has to keep a lid on power consumption since it powers off the USB. As noted above, it was used to load up a new blank desktop build and more speed would have been nice, but not a big issue.

Also, it choked on one game install disk, but I haven't tried that disc in other drives to isolate the issue. Also, I never used the driver disc provided in the package, which could also be the issue.

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  • Benjamin R.
  • 3/29/2014 3:52:31 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Works well

Cons: no issues

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  • 1/24/2014 1:27:17 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks perfect

Pros: I needed a external DVD drive for up stairs, I run the computer cables from down stairs, to keep it quiet up stairs. I am using a High Quality USB 2.0 cable Male to Female 6ft cable to device Roswill High quality cable. Now I do not need to run down stairs each time I put in a CD or DVD.

Cons: I first tried to hook up the cables from the front USB ports and no luck, than tried the back USB on the motherboard, and it worked perfect. Front USB ports had lower voltage or amps and device would not work. So If you have a problem using the front USB ports use the ones installed on the motherboard.

Other Thoughts: If you are using a extension cable use the ports on the motherboard

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