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Samsung SE-208DB/TSBS Slim Portable DVD Writer (Black)

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Product Highlights
  • USB 2.0 / 3.0 Interface Connector
  • 150ms Random Access Time
  • 1MB Buffer Memory
  • Mac Compatible
  • Horizontal Drive Installation
  • Slim Design

The black SE-208DB/TSWS Slim Portable DVD Writer from Samsung has an exclusive A/V connection technology available in it which allows users to easily connect the TV media in the drive to the USB port to play audio-visual content.

External disc drive offers a variety of writing speeds of different types of media: 24X CD-ROM, 24X CD-RW and 8X DVD ± R, 5X DVD-RAM, 6X DVD + R Dual Layer, 6X DVD-R Dual Layer, 8X DVD + RW and 6X DVD-RW disc for burning.

The SE-208DB/TSB connects via a USB 2.0 / 3.0 interface connector.

Connects via USB 2.0 / 3.0 interface connector
The drive supports a random access time of 150 ms for both DVD-ROM and CD-ROM
The SE-208DB/TSB has a buffer memory of 1MB
It has a horizontal drive installation
Disc Formats DVD: DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-ROM, DVD-Video, DVD+R DL, DVD-R DL, DVD-RAM
CD: CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW, CD-DA, CD+E(G), CD-MIDI, CD-TEXT, CD-ROM XA, Mixed Mode CD, CD-I, CD-I Bridge (Photo-CD, Video-CD), Multisession CD (Photo-CD, CD-EXTRA, Portfolio)
Write Speed DVD-R: PCAV 8X
DVD-RW: ZCLV 6X
DVD-R DL: ZCLV 6X
DVD+R: PCAV 8X
DVD+RW: ZCLV 8X
DVD+R DL: ZCLV 6X
DVD-RAM: PCAV 5X
CD-R: PCAV 24X
CD-RW: ZCLV 24X
Read Speed DVD-R: CAV 8X
DVD-RW: CAV 8X
DVD-R DL: CAV 6X
DVD+R: CAV 8X
DVD+RW: CAV 8X
DVD+R DL: CAV 6X
DVD-ROM: CAV 8X
DVD-RAM: PCAV 5X
CD-R: CAV 24X
CD-RW: CAV 24X
CD-ROM: CAV 24X
Access Time DVD-ROM: 150 ms
CD-ROM: 150 ms
Interface USB 2.0 / 3.0 connector
Data Buffer 1MB
Disc Diameter 3.2 or 4.7" (80 or 120 mm)
Mounting Orientation Horizontal
Temperature 32-104°F (0-40°C)
Humidity 5-80% (RH)
Dimensions (WxHxL) 5.7 x 0.8 x 5.7" (146 x 20.8 x 144 mm)
Weight 10.6 oz. (300 g)
Samsung SE-208DB/TSBS Slim Portable DVD Writer (Black)
  • Quick Installation Guide
  • Application Software and User Manual CD
  • USB Cable
  • 1-Year Warranty
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    SamsungSE-208DB/TSBS Slim Portable DVD Writer (Black)
     
    4.5

    (based on 98 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (63)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (27)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (2)

    96%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (75)
    • Lightweight (61)
    • Well built / quality (27)
    • Improves performance (7)
    • Interfaces well with camcorder (5)

    Cons

    • Flimsy design (6)

    Best Uses

    • Travel (26)
    • Replacement (18)
    • Home movies (15)
    • Upgrade (10)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Tech savvy (53), Parent (10), Film professional (9), Technically challenged (7)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (78)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Handy, versatile CD/DVD writer

    This is an extremely useful addition to my HP netbook. It is Plug and Play, comes with easily installed software to facilitate its use, and enables writing to and reading from a broad...Read complete review

    This is an extremely useful addition to my HP netbook. It is Plug and Play, comes with easily installed software to facilitate its use, and enables writing to and reading from a broad range of disk types. It is powered by the USB connection to the netbook so there is no need for an AC adapter. It is sleek and very well made, weighing just a couple of ounces. The Nero Express software provided with it is user-friendly and effective.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Delicate

    My MAC & PC built-in hard drives have been quirky so I bought this. It seems to work "ok" but on some DVDs I put in for it to copy...Read complete review

    My MAC & PC built-in hard drives have been quirky so I bought this. It seems to work "ok" but on some DVDs I put in for it to copy it took a long time for it to "settle the discs down" while it noisily tried to handle them. The eject button is tiny, if you have no fingernails sticking out you won't be able to eject the disc. And when you have a disc in often pushing the eject button doesn't work. The only 2 ways to eject the disc are to use a program on your computer (click "eject") or take the USB plug out and reinsert and try eject again. Also, because it weighs so little you can't put a disc in and push the tray shut without 2 hands. Using one hand just pushes the whole unit away from you. I gave it 3 stars because it DOES work and I have made some discs on it successfully. It's just very delicate to use, who knows how long it will last, but it was cheap. BTW, no instructions. The disc it came with didn't really have any options for installation or instructions. The USB cable is really short, possibly too short for some set ups.

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    5.0

    Portable DVD drive

    By Jon

    from New York

    Comments about Samsung SE-208DB/TSBS Slim Portable DVD Writer (Black):

    Quite handy and works perfect just as the representative said.

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    5.0

    Works like a champ

    By Dhuyler

    from New York, NY

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Samsung SE-208DB/TSBS Slim Portable DVD Writer (Black):

        Easy setup- worked flawlessly out of the box

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        nice dvd

        By Rafo

        from fl

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Improves Performance
        • Lightweight
        • Quality Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Travel
          • Upgrade

          Comments about Samsung SE-208DB/TSBS Slim Portable DVD Writer (Black):

          working good, I like,

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          1.0

          DVD Writer does not play back dvd's

          By J.C.

          from Novato, Ca.

          About Me Technically Challenged

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Samsung SE-208DB/TSBS Slim Portable DVD Writer (Black):

              I made the purchase by phone. I was told that I could not burn dvd's with this product, but I was not told that I could not play back dvd's. I was disappointed, because I thought I'd be able to play dvd movies.There were no instructions on how to use the product, only how to connect it to a computer.

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              • No

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              4.0

              Portable DVD

              By TL

              from LOs Angeles

              About Me Tech Savvy

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Not Read All Discs

              Best Uses

              • Travel

              Comments about Samsung SE-208DB/TSBS Slim Portable DVD Writer (Black):

              It serve the purpose as portable. Plug in and play, however it doe not read my cd come with the Nikon camera. Which I have to down load online instead.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Good Product for great Price

              By Professional Designer

              from Richfield Ohio

              About Me Tech Savvy

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Samsung SE-208DB/TSBS Slim Portable DVD Writer (Black):

                  I would prefer a flat finish. Gloss finish retains to many finger prints.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Perfect replacement!

                  By Greg

                  from Franklin, TN

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Samsung SE-208DB/TSBS Slim Portable DVD Writer (Black):

                        My dvd drive on my macbook pro failed and wanted a cheap easy replacement. This fit the bill perfectly. just plug and play!

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                        • No

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                        4.0

                        It works

                        By Tom

                        from Martinez, CA

                        About Me Tech Savvy

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Lightweight
                        • Portable

                        Cons

                        • Flimsy Design

                        Best Uses

                        • Playburn Cdsdvds On Pc
                        • Play Or Burn Cd Dvds

                        Comments about Samsung SE-208DB/TSBS Slim Portable DVD Writer (Black):

                        Great ultrabook companion. Nice and thin, though made of cheep feeling plastic (to be expected from such an inexpensive option). Does not have or need power aside from the USB, though it can't draw enough power through USB hubs which themselves have no additional power. It would have been nice to see an optional power cable to boost speed, but this is intended to be portable not workstation. In effect it simply works and doesn't cost much. no regrets with this one.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Works great right out of the box

                        By Dr. Bill

                        from Battle Creek MI

                        About Me Tech Savvy

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Samsung SE-208DB/TSBS Slim Portable DVD Writer (Black):

                            I didn't have to install any software, it worked right away with my Macbook Pro.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Works great!

                            By Wordpainter

                            from Idyllwild, CA

                            About Me Tech Savvy

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight
                            • Quality Construction

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Replacement

                              Comments about Samsung SE-208DB/TSBS Slim Portable DVD Writer (Black):

                              The CD/DVD drive went out on my MacBook. Instead of hassling with putting in a new internal drive, I bought this external drive. Works great! Just plug and go...

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                              • No

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                              2.0

                              Good burner but not on Dual Discs

                              By BBurk

                              from Salt Lake City, UT

                              Verified Buyer

                              Comments about Samsung SE-208DB/TSBS Slim Portable DVD Writer (Black):

                              Does not write on 8GB Dual DVDs.

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                              5.0

                              Good Replacement for Mac/PC External DVD

                              By Raybot 1

                              from NYC

                              About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Tech Savvy

                              Verified Reviewer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Improves Performance
                              • Lightweight
                              • Quality Construction

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Home Movies
                                • Replacement
                                • Travel
                                • Upgrade

                                Comments about Samsung SE-208DB/TSBS Slim Portable DVD Writer (Black):

                                My DVD broke on my laptop and I had no time to replace it, I needed one fast. So I went to B&H (kind there folks even gave me some candy!) and found this Samsung DVD Writer. First, and formost I needed a backup in case my hard drive/external drive failed. I could back up with compression about 400GB on data on about 10 discs. Second, I wanted to watch all the DVD movies I have been collecting (spend so much time on the 'puter) just to relax. Third, I need to back up all my installation and software disks. The drive is quiet, reliable and fast enough for my purposes. When my internal drive gets fixed I'm going to see if I can copy from disc 1 to disc 2 without swapping and burn 2 discs at one time. Then I can make music CD's and personal DVD's and generally back up and secure all my sensitive data.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Did what I needed

                                By Lee

                                from Phila., PA

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Replacement

                                  Comments about Samsung SE-208DB/TSBS Slim Portable DVD Writer (Black):

                                  The internal drive crashed in my HP. This was an easy answer until I get a new laptop. Had a few disc to burn as soon as I got it and it worked fine. Just Plug & Play.

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                                  • No

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                                  3.0

                                  SE-208DB/TSBS Slim Portable DVD Writer

                                  By chcoutreach

                                  from germantown, oh

                                  About Me Tech Savvy

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Price
                                  • Small Footprint

                                  Cons

                                  • Flimsy Design

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Samsung SE-208DB/TSBS Slim Portable DVD Writer (Black):

                                    I use the product a few times per week to transfer recorded media into various editing apps. Looks great, is sleek and space friendly. The only thing I find to be a potential issue with this product is the actual disc loader itself appears to be a bit flimsy. Other than that it is a good product.

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                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    Simple Clean

                                    By Dig6

                                    from WBNC

                                    About Me Film Professional

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Travel

                                      Comments about Samsung SE-208DB/TSBS Slim Portable DVD Writer (Black):

                                      Does what it needs to. Nice construction.

                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      Works Great

                                      By Kirk

                                      from Denver, CO

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Comments about Samsung SE-208DB/TSBS Slim Portable DVD Writer (Black):

                                      No problems so far.

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                                      5.0

                                      Just what I needed

                                      By elbe

                                      from Pittsburgh PA

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Lightweight

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Samsung SE-208DB/TSBS Slim Portable DVD Writer (Black):

                                          Bought to go with a Macbook Pro with retina. I have used it to copy cds and watch a movie. Just what I needed at a very affordable price. I plugged it in and started using it - no problems. Have not had it very long, but so far so good

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                                          3.0

                                          Delicate

                                          By The Blues Doctor

                                          from Chicago

                                          About Me Frequent Disc Burner, Tech Savvy

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                            Cons

                                            • Does Not Eject Discs
                                            • Eject Button Too Small
                                            • Flimsy Design

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Burning Music Cds
                                            • Duping Dvds

                                            Comments about Samsung SE-208DB/TSBS Slim Portable DVD Writer (Black):

                                            My MAC & PC built-in hard drives have been quirky so I bought this. It seems to work "ok" but on some DVDs I put in for it to copy it took a long time for it to "settle the discs down" while it noisily tried to handle them. The eject button is tiny, if you have no fingernails sticking out you won't be able to eject the disc. And when you have a disc in often pushing the eject button doesn't work. The only 2 ways to eject the disc are to use a program on your computer (click "eject") or take the USB plug out and reinsert and try eject again. Also, because it weighs so little you can't put a disc in and push the tray shut without 2 hands. Using one hand just pushes the whole unit away from you. I gave it 3 stars because it DOES work and I have made some discs on it successfully. It's just very delicate to use, who knows how long it will last, but it was cheap. BTW, no instructions. The disc it came with didn't really have any options for installation or instructions. The USB cable is really short, possibly too short for some set ups.

                                            • Was this a gift?:
                                            • No

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                                            5.0

                                            Quick and easy

                                            By Fischgreg

                                            from Madisonville LA.

                                            Comments about Samsung SE-208DB/TSBS Slim Portable DVD Writer (Black):

                                            I have a MacBook Air and it does not have an optical drive. I bought this to use when I needed it. I plugged it in and it worked. It came with software but I did not install it. I'm assuming it is for DVD burning. All I needed it for was playback and it did that flawlessly. I'm very happy and the price was awesome.

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                                            5.0

                                            Portable DVD Writer Functions Well

                                            By Rob the Fair

                                            from Seattle, WA

                                            About Me Tech Savvy

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Easy To Use
                                            • Essential For The Mac Now
                                            • Lightweight

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Replacement

                                              Comments about Samsung SE-208DB/TSBS Slim Portable DVD Writer (Black):

                                              Now that Macs no longer have the DVD slot these kinds of devices are necessary. This one works perfectly fine and does not cost much.

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