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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)
     
    4.6

    (based on 88 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (57)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (25)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    97%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (70)
    • Lightweight (56)
    • Well built / quality (26)
    • Improves performance (7)
    • Interfaces well with camcorder (5)

    Cons

    • Flimsy design (5)

    Best Uses

    • Travel (25)
    • Replacement (18)
    • Home movies (16)
    • Upgrade (10)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Tech savvy (49), Parent (10), Film professional (9), Technically challenged (6)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (70)

    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 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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      5.0

      Excellent DVD Writer

      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 laptop DVD Writer failed and I needed a replacement fast. No time to put it in the shop. So I went to B&H and found exactly what I was looking for. (candy! lol) Something reliable, efficient and not to expensive for my work. Samsung, of course is a trusted brand and I also like the design and simple funtionality of the unit. Highly Recommended.

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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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          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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                    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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                      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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                          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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                              4.0

                              basic plug & play for Macs

                              By disk jockey

                              from moab, utah

                              About Me Tech Savvy

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Lightweight
                              • Price

                              Cons

                              • Flimsy Disk Tray

                              Best Uses

                              • Light Careful Useage

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

                              As advertised, this burner works out of the box using the Mac Disk Utility, so I ignored the confusing software disk that came with it. It puts out a moderate amount of noise when you make it work, but copies DVDs just fine. The loading tray seems a little fragile, and when popping a disk on you have to get your fingers under the tray, or you just tip over the whole unit. Four stars is for the price, a viable entry-level external burner for your burnerless laptop. If you have a heavy production situation or need ruggedness, this is not your burner.

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                              5.0

                              Great value!

                              By Lukass

                              from Utah

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

                              This is exactly what I was looking for and cheaper than[@] and [@]. And it's Samsung! Super thin but also good quality!

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                              4.0

                              Great Deal

                              By Ravp

                              from Rio de Janeiro, RJ

                              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):

                                Good!

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Good value

                                By av8rx

                                from Denver CO

                                About Me Technically Challenged

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

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

                                    Worked perfectly with my MacBook Air so I'm thrilled.

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                                    4.0

                                    lightweight, plastic DVD drive.

                                    By Traveling Matt

                                    from St Louis, Missouri, USA

                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Travel

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

                                      It's a USB bus-powered, plastic DVD drive/writer that I purchased to pair with my optical drive-less MacBook Air 11". Not build to withstand incredible amounts of abuse by any means, but lightweight and compact enough to take with me when needed. It's fine.

                                      I didn't have to load any software to get this thing working with a Mac. Plug and play. Easy.

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