However, at the time of this review the list of compatible software is still relatively short. When it came to media compatibility, the SH-SL gave us some mixed results. Each benchmark test has been run three times. Verbatim CD-R – 25 minutes. This triggers a chemical reaction that produces a color change, allowing the user to print text, artwork or graphics. For this, Samsung refers you to Nero’s help files. It actually extracts each track twice and then compares them to check for any errors.

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In our ccd, it took Samsung’s new drive InfoTool had no problems detecting the SH-SL’s maximum reading and writing speeds, recording modes, buffer underrun protection and 2MB buffer. The specs below have been taken from Samsung’s website and the manual located on the software CD.

The specs below have been taken from Samsung’s website and the manual located on the software CD. Once you’ve created your LightScribe label, you’re ready to print it.

Looking at the other scores, you can see that the drive’s seek times were also quite good. This program queries the drive to see what its reading and writing capabilities are. Reading recordable media wasn’t a problem for the SH-SL either. When it reaches this point, its writing speed increases to 32x and stays there until the end of the session. Keep reading as we find out.


This means that the drive’s region is stored in the firmware.

Drivers for TSSTcorp CD/DVDW SH-SL ATA Device

Until now, there were very few options, unless you wanted to shell out thousands of dollars for a certified test machine. The drive Samsung sent us for this review was manufactured in December of and had firmware TS Like a CD-ROM, you will get different benchmark results depending on what kind of discs you are using. Here is a screen shot from Nero’s InfoTool. Many people consider InCD to be one of the best packet writing tools because of its simplicity and performance.

Here is a screen shot from Nero’s InfoTool. This buffer is also backed up by MediaTek’s Super Link technology. Ccd guide continues on by going over the physical installation of the drive.

Installing the SH-SL in our test computer took only a few minutes. To see how well Samsung’s new drive can read scratched and dirty discs, I used CD Speed’s ScanDisc utility to see how many sectors were damaged or unreadable. The Ddvw writing quality was less than impressive.

The pictures Samsung has provided are very good. CD DAE will extract the audio tracks twice and then compare them.

Looking at the scores above, you can see that it reached a maximum transfer speed of only 41x. By looking at the picture below you can ssh the drive’s IDE interface, power connector and audio output connectors. Unfortunately, a patched RPC-1 firmware is not yet available for this drive.


TSSTcorp CD/DVDW SH-S162L ATA Device Drivers

Samsung’s new drive also had the best seek times out of the four drives here. This resulted in a very good overall CD Winbench score. Does the SH-SL have what it takes? The scratches on the disc had little effect on the drive’s speed and the number of errors remained relatively low. You can download the latest version of the software from Nero’s website. These special discs have a thin dye coating on the label side that absorbs laser light. We use it in our testing because it can also be used as a quick and easy way to test the quality.

The Movie and Star Wars: It fires off eight different applications using scripts. This feature comes in handy if you have an older DVD player that has problems playing recordable media.