There aren't many things that users can look for in a 'common,' internal optical disk drive, and Samsung wants to make sure those things that count are well looked at, as proven by the newest internal DVD writer.
Needless to say, when buying an optical disk drive meant to be used externally, several things are taken into consideration.
Not only do customers check to see what scribing speeds are available, dependent on what connectivity technology is used (USB 2.0, USB 3.0, eSATA, etc.) but they also consider aesthetics and portability.
These factors do not apply to internal units, which use the SATA interface and aren't actually visible, save for the front bezel, not to mention not portable at all by nature.
As such, the only things that matter are the writing speeds and the load time, with the latter being optimized in Samsung
's newest creation.
The new product created by the company is dubbed SH-222AB and is an internal DVD writer with a low disk recognition time during start-up.
This is owed to the fast lead-In and, in other words, translates into very fast load times, so that users don't have to wait and wait before their machines realize a disk has been inserted in that slot or tray.
“Prior to this, users of traditional DVD-writers had to wait 15 to 30 seconds of load time to start after inserting a disc into the drive,” says the company.
“By reducing the lag time, Samsung’s SH-222AB enables a much richer experience for ODD users looking for quick start-up operation.”
For those that want to know the speeds, DVD-RW recording is done at 6X, while Dual Layer recording and DVD+RW recording are accomplished at 16X and 8X, respectively.
Meanwhile DVD-RAM and DVD±R recording are done at 22X and 12X, respectively.
Of course, CDs aren't forgotten, even though their use has been dwindling. That said, CD-ROMs are scribed onto at 48X, while CD-RW ones go at 40X.
US stores (online or otherwise) should have the newcomer up for sale or order at a price of $29.00.