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-- Samsung SM-308 DVD/CD-RW 8X4X32X8 Combo Drive
-- Price: ~$150
-- 04.14.2001
-- By: GideonX

   For some of the people who have smaller computer cases with only a few drive expansion bays, space is very important.  So with that in mind, Samsung decided to kill two birds with one stone.  They have released their DVD and CD-RW Combo drive!  Rated at 8X4X32 for the CD-RW and 8X for the DVD, this IDE drive is fast and economical enough for the average user.

   Here is what is included in the retail package:

  • Samsung SM-308 Combo IDE Drive

  • Manual

  • Drive Cable, audio cable and drive screws

  • 1 X Samsung CD-R and 1 X Samsung CD-RW

  • Adaptec EZ-CD Creator and Direct CD

  • Power DVD 2.55

   And here are some key features of this drive:

  • Write on CD-Recordable 8X (1200 KB/sec)
    Write on CD-Rewriteble 4X (600KB/sec)
    Read CD Titles 32X (4,800KB/sec)
    Read DVD Titles 8X (10,800KB/sec)

  • Avg. Access time: CD:120ms, DVD 140ms

  • Supported Formats: DVD-ROM, DVD-R, DVD-Viedo, CD-ROM, CD-R,CD-RW,CD-DA, CD-ROM/XA Video-CD, CD-I/FMV, Multisession Photo CD Extra CD, MixedCD, CD Text

  • 2MB Buffer

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

  • and more!

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