Samsung SH-S223F DVD Burner Review

Review: Samsung SH-S223F
Reviewed by: Dee-27
Provided by: Samsung Europe
Firmware: SB00
Manufactured: April 2008

Samsung was kind enough to send us the SH-S223F for review. In this review we will be seeing how this drive from one the world's best known electronics manufacturers performs in our tests.

The Samsung SH-S223F supports 22x DVD±R, 8x/6x DVD+RW/-RW, and is the world’s first drive to support 16x/12x DVD+R/DL-R DL writing technology, allowing Double/Dual Layer discs of 8.5Gb to be written. In addition this drive also supports DVD-RAM at 12x.

Company Information

We are sure that most of you know Samsung already, but let us take a look at some of the company information found at:

As a world leader in the field of digital media, Samsung Electronics produces Optical Disc Drives (ODD) since 1994. In the past few years Samsung was able to take a central market position in this field.

With subsidiaries all over Europe and a large part of the former USSR, Samsung Europe can offer the consumer a complete selection of disc drives, for all types of computers.

With large and continuous investments in research and development Samsung is able to be more and more at the forefront of disc drive technology.

As one of the first companies developing COMBO drives (DVD-ROM and CD-RW combined in one disc drive), Samsung is a frontrunner in this technology.

In the field of slim-line technologies, Samsung is expanding the line-up, in order to meet the demands of the market for desktop and notebook PCs.

Samsung offers a wide range of Optical Disc Drives, allowing customers to choose the exact combination of capabilities and features. Our products feature the latest noise suppression technologies. If you are looking for a high performance Optical Drive, you need look no further than Samsung.

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Drive Specifications

We found the specifications of the Samsung SH-S223F at the Samsung website

What’s inside the box

Now it’s time to take a look at the drive itself and what the drive came shipped with.

Our package was the retail version. Let’s now take a look at the packaging and contents.

The package contained the Samsung SH-S223F drive, two alternative bezels (Silver and Beige), SATA lead, manuals, software CD-ROM, fixing screws and a bezel removal tool.

Box front

Box rear

Box top


Box left and right sides

Now let’s take a look at the drive.

Black bezel

Silver bezel

Beige bezel

The bezel of the Samsung SH-S223F is plainly styled. We can also see various logos, an emergency eject hole, single green LED and an eject button.

Drive top

Drive bottom

On the top of the drive we found one label and we can see the drive was manufactured in the Philippines during April 2008.

On the rear of the drive we can see SATA power and data connector.

Now let’s head on to the next page were we can take a look at the features of the drive…

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