Reviewed by: Jan70
by: Samsung Germany
Firmware: TS07 –
Samsung Germany was
kind enough to send us their latest DVD Burner, the SH-W162C for review. In this
review we will be seeing how this latest drive from one the world’s largest
electronics manufacturers performs in our tests.
The Samsung SH-W162C
supports 16x DVD±R, 8x
DVD+RW, 6x DVD-RW, and 6x/4x DVD+R DL/-R DL
writing technology, allowing Double/Dual Layer discs of 8.5Gb to be
We are sure that
most of you know Samsung already, but let us take a look at some of the company
information found at: www.samsungoms-europe.com
If you are
interested in reading more company information, please visit: www.samsungoms-europe.com
Now let us
take a look at the specifications of the Samsung SW-W162C, found at Samsungs
On this page
we will take a look at what the drive came shipped with and take a look at the
drive and its technology.
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supplied was the retail version. As we can see the drive is supplied with
software, IDE cable, Audio cable, instructions and mounting screws.
Now it’s time
to take a look at the drive itself:
The bezel of
the Samsung SH-W162C is pleasingly styled. We can see an emergency eject hole, a
single green coloured LED for read and write (we prefer a different led colour
though for writing) and an eject button.
On the top of
the drive we found one label, and we can see that the drive was made in
On the back of
the drive starting from the left, we can see a digital audio connector; analogue
audio connector; pins and jumper to set the drive to cable select, slave or
master; IDE connector and finally the power connector.
the drive without any problems and here is a screenshot from Nero
screenshot of Nero InfoTool above, we miss Mt.Rainier support and a larger
buffer size. Our drive came shipped with firmware TS07.
But let us continue
this review and see how it really performs.
On the next page we
will take a look at the test machine, the software, the drive