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

B&H # SASE208DBTB MFR # SE-208DB/TSBS
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
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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
UPC: 729507949529
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)
Operating System Requirements Microsoft Windows XP (SP 1.0 or above) / Vista / 7
MAC OS X (10.4.6 or above)
Dimensions (WxHxL) 5.7 x 0.8 x 5.7" (146 x 20.8 x 144 mm)
Weight 10.6 oz. (300 g)
Packaging Info
Package Weight 1.0 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.2 x 6.7 x 1.9"
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®

    by PowerReviews
    SamsungSE-208DB/TSBS Slim Portable DVD Writer (Black)
     
    4.4

    (based on 139 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (88)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (37)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (5)

    93%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (97)
    • Lightweight (78)
    • Well built / quality (38)
    • Improves performance (9)
    • Interfaces well with camcorder (5)

    Cons

    • Flimsy design (9)
    • Poor interface (3)

    Best Uses

    • Travel (31)
    • Replacement (21)
    • Home movies (19)
    • Upgrade (10)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Tech savvy (70), Film professional (11), Parent (10), Technically challenged (9)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (103)

    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.

    VS

    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

    Solid. does what it's told.

    By James

    from Mexico

    About Me Tech Savvy

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Quality Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • On The Move Burning

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

      Great product, slim and compact. Plug and play with Windows 7, no additional software or drivers needed.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Samsung CD/DVD Reader/Writer

      By James The Strummer

      from Knoxville, Tn

      About Me Technically Challenged, Tech Savvy

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Quality Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Movies
        • Replacement
        • Travel

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

        Right out of the box i installed Native Instruments Komplete with 8 dvd's installing everything nonstop. No problems at all, the dvd player performed with excellence. Thank you so much B&H. I experienced fast shipping. For sure to buy from B&H again.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        1.0

        Unreliable

        By Decoy

        from New Hampshire

        About Me Tech Savvy

        Pros

        • Cheap For A Reason
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Poor Interface
        • Unreliable

        Best Uses

        • NONE

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

        Bought this over 4 months ago. Just started using it, I burnt maybe 2 DVDs and then errors every time. Drivers are up to date, and I'm using Convert X to DVD program. Then tried the same off itunes to be sure, same bs error.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Better than I thought

        By Syl Music Lover

        from New York, NY

        About Me Technically Challenged

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Quality Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Burning Cds

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

          I've only used it once to upload a music CD but so far so good. I was expecting the device to be more flimsy but its pretty solid. And the price was right.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          1.0

          Very poor product

          By StacyM

          from Brooklyn, NY

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Poor Interface

            Best Uses

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

              This is the first bad experience I've had at B&H. I bought this external DVD drive to go with a new laptop with no internal DVD. I have not been able to use it at all. My laptop (Windows 8) doesn't even recognize its existence, even when I tried to run the disk that came with it -- it blipped in and out, and finally nothing at all. I went on the Samsung website hoping for a solution and couldn't find anything helpful. I googled the product and found reviews saying that this DVD writer has a high fail rate. Everyone else rating it here seems to love it, but I have to say, I find it is garbage and I'm taking it back.

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              • No

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              4.0

              Great

              By User1082

              from New York

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

              Almost a steal .. And a great add-on to your everyday work experience ..

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              5.0

              Samsung Portable DVD Writer

              By Blade Triple

              from Cincinnati, OH

              About Me Film Professional, Tech Savvy

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Burning Movie Files
                • Home Movies
                • Office Use

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

                Works great and burns fast

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                DVD Writer

                By Chris

                from Texas

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

                A perfect external writer. Slim and easy to use.

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                5.0

                Great for the price!

                By steph

                from North Carolina

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

                Great product, just plug in the usb and start playing dvds!

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                5.0

                Great external optical drive

                By Bill

                from Fair Haven, NJ

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

                Bought this to use wih a MacBook Air. Plugged it in to the bus port. Worked fine with no drama. I would recommend this with no qualifications.

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                3.0

                It does the job

                By JPO

                from NewEngland

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

                Flimsy plastic but does the job. Plug and play. Slower than my internal but can be pluged into any computer and travels.

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                5.0

                great Macbook drive replacement

                By MyKeys

                from Cambridge, MN

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                    My 2009 Macbook CD/DVD writer bit the dust and this was an inexpensive
                    plug and play replacement. Fast write speed. Very satisfied.

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                    5.0

                    Great item from a great store

                    By Daniel

                    from Pittsburgh, PA

                    About Me Tech Savvy

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Quality Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Travel

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

                      Great DVD writer for the price. Well packaged and super fast shipping, why I like shopping at B&H!

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      2.0

                      Not smooth at all

                      By letterman

                      from Raleigh, NC

                      About Me Business Traveler

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                        • Poor Interface
                        • Unstable

                        Best Uses

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

                          I bought this for use with a Windows 8.1 computer. Its operating software is not smooth at all. When I fire it up, it often resets. When playing a video, it sometimes gets half way through (or less) and then goes back to the "select file" screen. And then after playing it another time or two, the video will finally play to the end. Not sure why. In short, I wouldn't buy this again.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Great Unit!

                          By Redhead

                          from Chicago, Illinois

                          About Me Tech Savvy

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

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

                              My Mac recognized the writer immediately when I attached the USB cable to it. I use the unit to burn and play cd's and dvd's. The drive is very simple and easy to use.

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                              • No

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                              4.0

                              Good inexpensive DVD writer

                              By capac

                              from Baton Rouge

                              About Me Tech Savvy

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                              • Flimsy Design

                              Best Uses

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

                                Good DVD writer and it is inexpensive. A little problem with the cable connection, but after jiggling the cable, the writer operated fine. Haven't tried the writer, but for the price I don't have any complaints.

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                                • No

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                                4.0

                                Works as described, worth the price

                                By LeRoy Brown

                                from Phoenix AZ

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

                                When I first picked it up it felt very flimsy, then I remembered it's a $ burner. I checked to see if it worked and it did so I'm satisfied. I would suggest it to a friend if they just need a disposable burner, that's all I needed.

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                                4.0

                                Works but fan is noisy

                                By MichaelC

                                from Vancouver Island

                                About Me Tech Savvy

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use
                                • Inexpensive
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                • Fan Noise

                                Best Uses

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

                                  This device worked right out of the box for both a Macbook and Windows machine. It comes with a driver cd but I don't know how I'd use it if I couldn't get it to work without the required driver. Would be more useful if the files were available online to download should you ever need one.

                                  The fan is like a mini toy hair dryer in volume while in operation. Not deafening by any means but much more noise than my laptop fan ever generates. Otherwise, quite happy with it.

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Spin doc

                                  By Op Tic

                                  from New York, NY

                                  About Me Tech Savvy

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Quality Construction

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Shooting Indoors
                                    • Travel

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

                                    play and burn dvds

                                    small and light

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                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    SE-208DB/TSBS Slim Portable DVD Writer

                                    By Dave

                                    from Costa Mesa, CA

                                    About Me Tech Savvy

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Use

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Replacement

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

                                      The product was exactly what I wanted and works perfect.

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                                      • No

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