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-- Samsung SM252B 52X24X52 CDRW
-- Price: ~$60.00 USD
-- 04.06.2003
-- By: GideonX
-- Page: 1 2 3

   We've been reviewing quite a number of Samsung products here at GT.  Does it mean we only review their items and no one elses? No. Simply put, there is no other optical drive company that can match it in quality and price.  Where else can you get a combo DVD/CDRW drive for less than 80 dollars?  If price doesn't get you, then the features like standard 8MB buffer memory and sound dampening technology should. 

   So today, we're on another reviewing run through another optical drive, their newest 52X24X52 speed CD-RW.  This review will be straight forward, since many times the technical mumbo jumbo will likely confuse many people.  We'll try to get to the main juicy parts...


Specifications :


Data transfer Rate:


Write on CD

52X (7,800 KB/sec)

Write on CD-RW

24X (3,600 KB/sec)

Read CD Titles

52X  (7,800 KB/sec)



Burst Transfer Rate:


PIO Mode 4

16.6 MB/sec

DMA Mode 2

16.6 MB/sec

Ultra DMA

33.3 MB/sec



Average Access Time:



110 ms


130 ms



Recording Capacity:


CD-RW Disc

700/650 MB (type 80/74)

CD-R Disc

800/700/650/550 MB (type 90/80/74/63)





Buffer Memory:

8 MB

Drive Mounting:




Supported Media:

CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW, CD-DA, CD-ROM/XA, Video-CD, CD-I/FMV, Multisession Photo CD, Extra CD, Mixed CD, CD Test

Writing Method:

DAO (Disc At Once), TAO (Track At Once), SAO (Session At Once), Packet Writing (Variable, Fixed Packet)



Dimensions (W x H x D)

148.2mm x 42mm x 184mm bare drive

10.2 x 3.94 x 7.87 complete kit


0.77 Kg

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