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

B&H # SASE208DBTB Mfr # SE-208DB/TSBS
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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
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    SamsungSE-208DB/TSBS Slim Portable DVD Writer (Black)
     
    4.5

    (based on 93 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (60)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (26)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    97%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (72)
    • Lightweight (58)
    • Well built / quality (26)
    • Improves performance (6)
    • Interfaces well with camcorder (5)

    Cons

    • Flimsy design (6)

    Best Uses

    • Travel (24)
    • Replacement (18)
    • Home movies (15)
    • Upgrade (9)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Tech savvy (52), Parent (10), Film professional (9), Technically challenged (6)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (74)

    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

    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.

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                            • 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.

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                                  • 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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                                    • No

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                                    4.0

                                    Satisfied customer

                                    By Tara L Burns

                                    from NYC

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

                                    This machine is easy to use, lightweight, sleek and much more affordable than the MAC external drive. Highly recommended.

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                                    5.0

                                    Worsk Well

                                    By Greg

                                    from Richmond, Va

                                    About Me Tech Savvy

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

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

                                        Used for a Mac Air...Inexpensive and plug and play..works great. Very cheap way to add DVD.

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                                        • No

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                                        5.0

                                        Great product

                                        By Allan

                                        from Arkansas

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

                                        This product is exactly what I needed! It works great and doesn't take up a lot of space! Thanks B & H!

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                                        5.0

                                        non expensive repair

                                        By Notownkid

                                        from Vermont

                                        About Me 68 Yr Old Computer User

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Not expensive
                                        • Quality Construction

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Replacement

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

                                          it came out of the box plugged in and was running a program in 5 mins flat. Couldn't have been easier unless someone else took it out of the box for you. Would buy again. Older computer needed a guick fix for a dead drive this is it.

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                                          5.0

                                          Fast Delivery

                                          By bhdub

                                          from pocatllo idaho

                                          About Me Tech Savvy

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Easy To Use
                                          • Quality Construction

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Replacement

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

                                            The delivery was rapid and the hard drive works great.

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