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The Samsung SH-S222A is an internal DVD/CD writer that connects to PCs via a Parallel ATA interface.

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Pros

compatible with Macs

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easy to install - most users will have it up and running in under 15 minutes

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reasonably fast - writes DVDs and CDs quickly

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well documented - the included instructions are easy to follow

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value - inexpensive and competitively featured

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Cons

tends to be sensitive to the kind of recordable media you are using

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doesn't include any DVD playback or CD/DVD writing software

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IDE connectivity only - no SATA support

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noisy when running at full speed

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The Samsung SH-S222A is an internal DVD/CD writer that connects to PCs via a Parallel ATA interface. Once connected, the unit can record single- and dual-layer discs at up to 22x (DVD) and 48x (CD). Unique about this device is its S.A.T. (Speed Adjustment Technology), which automatically burns discs at the most optimized speed, based on the strength of the CD. And when running at high-speeds, the unit’s Buffer Under Run Technology prevents Buffer Under Run errors from occurring—ensuring the process runs seamlessly without unwarranted blunders. Other notable aspects of the Samsung SH-S222A include an aerodynamic frame for reduced acoustic noise, double OPC technology for less writing errors, and automatic firmware updates.

Features
  • Internal DVD/CD Writer
  • PATA Interface
  • Single/Dual Layer Discs
  • Speed Adjustment Technology
  • Buffer Under Run Technology
  • Optimum Power Control Technology
  • Firmware Live Update
  • Aerodynamic Frame
  • RoHS Compliant (Eco-Friendly)
Specifications
  • Interface: PATA
  • Drive Mounting: Horizontal/Vertical
  • Buffer Memory: 2MB
  • Max Write Speeds: 48X CD / 22X DVD
  • Max Read Speeds: 40X CD / 16X
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