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Samsung SE-208DB/TSWS Slim Portable DVD Writer (White)

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Samsung SE-208DB/TSWS Slim Portable DVD Writer (White)

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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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Color: White

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

You Pay: $29.95

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The white 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/TSWS 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/TSWS 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)
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)
Samsung SE-208DB/TSWS Slim Portable DVD Writer (White)
  • 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)
     
    4.5

    (based on 131 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (83)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (36)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (3)

    95%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (93)
    • Lightweight (75)
    • Well built / quality (35)
    • Improves performance (9)
    • Interfaces well with camcorder (5)

    Cons

    • Flimsy design (9)

    Best Uses

    • Travel (30)
    • Replacement (20)
    • Home movies (17)
    • Upgrade (10)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Tech savvy (66), Film professional (10), Parent (10), Technically challenged (7)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (97)

    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

    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.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • 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.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • 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.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • 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.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • 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

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • 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.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          4.0

                          Good little drive for the price

                          By SLChap

                          from WA

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

                          Good little DVD writer for the price. So far it's done everything I've needed it to do. I bought it as a drive for my MacBook Pro that didn't come with an internal drive.

                          It's a little noisy, but nothing too distracting. I'm mostly just using it for transferring music from discs to my computer, as well as burning an occasional exported project into a DVD-R. Has worked well for both, and I hope it holds up!

                          The drive can be used for a Mac, but unfortunately the software if came with is only for Windows, so so far that's my only negative.

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                          5.0

                          Great product, great price

                          By Macbera

                          from Deerfield Beach, FL

                          About Me Tech Savvy

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Fast Connectivity
                          • Quiet
                          • Reliable
                          • Versatile

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Laptops
                            • Multimedia

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

                            Simply said, it does exactly the same that the equivalent product-with-a-fruit does, but for less than half of the price. It's a no brainer.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal
                            • Computer Platform:
                            • Mac

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                            5.0

                            Good, Basic External USB 3 DVD RW Drive

                            By JB

                            from Midland

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Backup
                                • Laptops

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

                                Purchased to serve as an external drive for those rare occasions when needed (software installation), etc. Works perfectly as intended. Only minor issue is the design makes it a little difficult to push the eject button. The unit is very light and the protruding top makes is a necessity to use two hands, one to hold it steady, the other to reach the button.

                                • Primary use:
                                • Personal
                                • Computer Platform:
                                • PC

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                                4.0

                                Works great - costs little

                                By Occasional DVD user

                                from New York, NY

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

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

                                      Easier to install than I thought. Didn't need to use the installation CD at all. A basic unit that's compact and draws power from the USB cable so it's simple to hook up. Can't attest to long-term reliability as I've only had it for a week, but it worked first time out.

                                      • Primary use:
                                      • Personal
                                      • Computer Platform:
                                      • PC

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                                      5.0

                                      Very Handy

                                      By Wes

                                      from Bodden Town, Grand Cayman

                                      About Me Tech Savvy

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Lightweight
                                      • Quality Construction

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Replacement
                                        • Travel

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

                                        I use this product as a mobile optical drive for pc repairs on the road. durable, lightweight yet sturdy.

                                        • Was this a gift?:
                                        • Yes

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                                        5.0

                                        Great with my iMac.

                                        By Fred

                                        from Missouri

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

                                        I purchased this drive with my new iMac. It was recommend to me by my B&H sales representative. Plug and play, great price and works perfectly so far. I have not burned anything yet, but I have installed my photo software and put several CDs on iTunes. The small footprint works so well with my small desk area. Thanks again for the recommendation B&H!

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                                        5.0

                                        Very good

                                        By wonfromwayne

                                        from Wayne, NJ

                                        About Me Tech Savvy

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Lightweight
                                        • Quality Construction

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Home Movies
                                          • Travel

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

                                          The price was very good and its quality is also good.

                                          • Was this a gift?:
                                          • No

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                                          4.0

                                          A "must have" for me

                                          By Music Teacher

                                          from Missouri

                                          About Me Intermediate Tech Skills, Intermediate Tech Use, Intermediate User

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Easy To Use
                                          • Lightweight

                                          Cons

                                          • Noisier Than Expected
                                          • Noisy Than Expected

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Install Or Play Cddvds
                                          • Non-downloadable Software

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

                                          I wanted a Macbook Air, but I needed an external CD/DVD drive. This product fit the bill for me.

                                          • Was this a gift?:
                                          • No

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