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Samsung SH-S183L Black SATA DVD+RW 18X8X16 DVD-RW 18X6X16 DL 8X Lightscribe DVD Writer OEM W/ SW

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   Shipping Weight:   2 lbs
   Part #: SH-S183L/BEBM
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Features    [ Edit | History ]

This product is set up with best speed for safe operation. You can reset to Maxspeed mode by using Magic Speed Program.

Quick Specs:
Weight (Approximate) 1.65 lb
Color Black
Form Factor Internal
Height 1.7"
Width 5.8"
Depth 6.7"
Maximum DVD Write Speed 18x
Maximum DVD Rewrite Speed 8x
Maximum DVD Read Speed 16x
Maximum CD Write Speed 48x
Maximum CD Rewrite Speed 32x
Maximum CD Read Speed 48x
Optical Media Supported DVD-RAM/±R/±RW
Compatible Drive Bay Width 5.25"
Drive Interface Serial ATA/150
Media Layer Supported Double-layer

Specifications    [ Edit | History ]
General Information  
     Brand Name: Samsung
     Manufacturer: Samsung
     Manufacturer Part Number: SH-S183L/BEBM
     Manufacturer Website Address:
     Product Line: Super-WriteMaster
     Product Model: SH-S183L
     Product Name: SH-S183L 18x DVD±RW Drive with LightScribe
     Product Type: DVD-Writer
     Drive Interface: Serial ATA/150
Physical Characteristics  
     Color: Black
     Compatible Drive Bay Width: 5.25"
     Depth: 6.7"
     Form Factor: Internal
     Height: 1.7"
     Weight (Approximate): 1.65 lb
     Width: 5.8"
Technical Information  
     Buffer: 2 MB
     Maximum CD Read Speed: 48x
     Maximum CD Rewrite Speed: 32x
     Maximum CD Write Speed: 48x
     Maximum DVD Read Speed: 16x
     Maximum DVD Rewrite Speed: 8x
     Maximum DVD Write Speed: 18x
     Media Layer Supported: Double-layer
     Optical Media Supported: DVD-RAM/±R/±RW

Samsung SH-S183L/BEBM Customer Reviews

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Experience: 5 Months
 Verified Owner
Works as Advertised. Fast. Light-Scribe is great (if you can buy or find the discs that are compatible)! Good Value! SATA is a huge relief to my cabley mess.
None so far.
This drive was purchased to finally rid my computer of the IDE cable. Unfortunately my Sound Blaster Audigy ZX2 Platinum still has one to the front panel box. Oh well. At any rate, the cable mess is no more and my case is nice and tidy.

The DVD-Writer works as advertised, is a good price, and is quite quiet. No Complaints Samsung!

Experience: 4 Months
Good working drive
I have to complaints about this product. Works as soon as it is installed. Reads and writes cds and dvds fine. Great product, although I got mine a bit cheaper than the price it is at now.

Experience: 7 Days
SATA connectivity! Etches discs! Quiet operation.
None so far.
Samsung is on a roll these days, and this little unit has replaced LG as my optical drive of choice. As far as reliability goes, the jury is still out, but EVERY Samsung product I've used in the past two years has been rock solid.

Experience: 50 Days
 Verified Owner
Bon lightscribe à prix qui a bien de l'allure ($37) et acceptable au prix régulier de $45.
pas vraiment.
Bon lightscribe à prix qui a bien de l'allure ($37) et acceptable au prix régulier de $45. Rapide, silencieux il fait bien son travail. Bref ce garveur fait bien mon affaire.

Experience: 5 Months
lightscribe is slow and software not so great
all my gripes are with the lightscribe feature, the drive is great, very compatible, sounds looks and feels like a quality drive. Great for smaller cases, too.

Experience: 15 Days
 Verified Owner
replaced a pioneer DVR-110 with this one, this is better. Was trying to get where I could burn at 16x without any lame issues, this seems to have solved that problem.
Makes a little noise when it cooks up, but other than that it's great.
I think i will go with sata next time.Can't wait to burn some DVDs and video files with this hardware.

Experience: 1 Days
 Verified Owner
Got it on the weekly special for a great price
Quick and quiet

Didn't come with a free lifetime supply of blank media....
Seriously, this is a nice bargain priced drive. Quick, quiet and gets the job done. I've always used Lite-on but wanted to try something else and this one makes me happy.

Experience: 2 Months
 Verified Owner
SATA connector, Quiet, lightcribe compatible
Slower to load DVD than my old Pioneer
Very good drive for the price, even though it is slow to show the autoplay option after you insert a CD or DVD. It is taking longer than my old IDE Pioneer DVR-106 drive. This drive is quiet and short, so it is perfect for a small HTPC case.

Lance W
Experience: 1 Months
 Verified Owner
SATA interface
Lightscribe compatible
Incompatibility with some media (reading)
Bought this when it was a Surprise Special. It was pretty cheap for a SATA+Lightscribe burner. It works fine as a burner with all the discs I've tried but it has trouble reading some of my older DVD+R discs.

Experience: 30 Days
 Verified Owner
SATA, Nero Essential included
no cable or SATA power adapter included
My first SATA burner, seems to work fine, burn a few DVD+R/-R (no DL yet) and so far so good. Bundled with Nero Essential.

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Comment: A good review fron ExtremeMHZ. Looks to be a good drive.
Posted by: Cone @05/31/07
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