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

  • Mac OS and WIN7 Compatible
  • USB 2.0
  • AV Connectivity
  • MAX 8X DVD+/-R WRITE SPEED
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Learn more about the SAMSUNG SE-208DB/TSRS

Model

Brand
SAMSUNG
Model
SE-208DB/TSRS
Type
Slim DVD Burner

Performance

DVD-ROM Access Time
150ms
CD-ROM Access Time
150ms
Cache
1MB

WRITE Speed

DVD+R
8X
DVD+RW
8X
DVD-R
8X
DVD-RW
6X
CD-R
24X
CD-RW
24X
DVD+R DL
6X
DVD-R DL
6X
DVD-RAM
5X

READ Speed

DVD-ROM
8X
CD-ROM
24X

Physical Spec

Panel Color
Red

Configuration

Load Type
Tray
Interface
USB 2.0

Quick Info

Warranty

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


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  • Ramon M.
  • 7/29/2014 6:17:06 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks as Intended!

Pros: -Please design
-Reads and writes well

Cons: -None

Other Thoughts: Pretty simple product that works!

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  • Allison B.
  • 6/25/2014 6:03:58 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsQuick and Simple Drive

Pros: Useful Drive. Did exactly what I needed it to do. Have an ultrabook with no disk drive - needed to get something portable and quick. This did the trick.

Cons: No cons - would have loved a usb-micro connection (as i have a lot of those cables from phones) instead of the mini.

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  • Lisa T.
  • 5/18/2014 12:51:53 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsChugs right along

Pros: Plug and play works well in Windows (7 & 8.1), Ubuntu and Debian. Inexpensive.

Cons: Plastic casing is not very sturdy and the drive is somewhat slow. Cable is not very long.

Other Thoughts: Decent little drive. It's held up for about 4 months so far with little to no coddling. The cheap plastic design doesn't scream longevity, but I don't feel bad about tossing it into a pack of misc stuff either.

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  • Heather N.
  • 5/3/2014 12:41:05 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWorks.

Pros: Works, does exactly what it's supposed to. No compatability issues with Windows 7 or 8.

Cons: Slow, and the software that comes with it is awful. Couldn't find firmware updates for it anywhere.

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  • James T.
  • 9/18/2013 7:05:13 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSlow but gets you there

Pros: Bought this for my Acer notebook. It's plug and play and was seen by the notebook without a problem. Small and lite weight if you need to carry it around with you. The red color is OK and easy to see the light inside when writing to a disc.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: When you pair this CD/DVD writer, being it's a USB 2.0 with a notebook like mine (Acer 5V-131) with a slow CPU it takes a while to read or write too. But that is something I knew about before I bought the writer. Right now I am backing up my notebook using this writer. My guess is that it will take at least 3 hours (4 disc's) to finish the job. But I don't see me using this writer very much. It's still nice to have when and if it's needed. I also thought about using one of my extra 5.25 DVD writers and putting that into a exterier enclosure. But the price would be a lot more then the cost of this portable writer. Plus the speed would be the same.

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  • Patricia H.
  • 8/23/2013 3:07:34 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsLoving it from the start

Pros: Ease of use, good looks

Cons: short usb cord

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  • Charles S.
  • 7/26/2013 1:42:17 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgreat for a windows tablet

Pros: connected it to my windows 8 tablet saw it and was off and running. Bright red makes it stand out.

Cons: none so far

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  • John N.
  • 5/23/2013 5:50:12 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsBad..Bad - Advertising!

Pros: Works! I was able to installed Win7 Home 64bit on my sister new Ultra small laptop as USB 2.0 speed. Got free shipping from newegg. Shown up at my door steps next day.

Cons: This is not USB 3.0. Bad advertising newegg. I'm taken an egg off cause it was false advertising, however newgg stil rox!

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  • Ashbinder S.
  • 5/13/2013 12:47:30 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Drive

Pros: Works great.
No issues in the past 4 months since I've owned this.
It reads some scratched disks that my internal DVD Burner won't read.

Cons: No Cons

Other Thoughts: This is not USB3.0. The cable and the connector on the drive are both USB2.0
I was not expecting it to be USB3, so no complaints. USB2 provides all the data and power that a DVD Burner needs. USB3 would be useless 'cause it's not needed at all.

The included cable is just a regular USB cable. I've used other USB cables that work fine. If you're having issues, that's generally 'cause your computing device isn't providing enough power through the USB ports. In that case, I'd recommend you try a different USB port or buy a 2USB to 1USB extension cable, which would draw power from 2 USB ports. They're generally only a dollar or two.

I have had no issues with this and my Desktop and a Netbook that I've used it on.

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  • Miguel A.
  • 3/3/2013 2:40:44 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsUse included USB cable

Pros: Small, light, works. Comes with USB cable.

Cons: May not work with other USB cables

Other Thoughts: I already had a micro-USB cable, so I tossed the included cable, still nicely sealed in its bag, into my box of cables. Both desktop and laptop could see the DVD Writer but could not recognize discs. I rebooted my computers and checked firmware level on the DVD Writer, without success. Then I used the slightly heavier duty USB cable included...and it works fine. I was too clever by half, using an old cable, which is generally functional, but may not provide the right power. And the box does say to use the included USB cable. Save time: follow instructions.

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