Here is a screen shot from Nero’s InfoTool. However, because it scans with an ECC sum of 8, a higher number of PIF errors is acceptable, as long as they do not exceed With all things considered, the SH-SL gets a 6 out of 10 for the performance section of this review. In our tests, it took Samsung’s new drive Starting from the left of the IDE connection you’ll see the jumper switch for master, slave and cable select.

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Reading recordable media wasn’t a problem for the SH-SL either. CD DAE is actually designed to be an audio ripping program.

The drive had no problems passing all of the on-the-fly tests and did not create any errors. This feature comes in handy if you have an older DVD player that has problems playing recordable media. If you want to use LightScribe v1. Verbatim CD-R – 25 minutes. CD Speed is used to give an overall DAE speed rating and CD DAE is used to give the track by track extraction speeds and to check the extracted tracks for errors the drive may have created.

I also put these discs through a “stress test” by reading them back at 16x with the DW This update can be downloaded from Nero or the LightScribe website. It not only shares the same basic bezel design, but has many of the same logos. Testing a drive’s DVD writing quality isn’t easy.


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You can download the latest version hs the software from Nero’s website. The drive started reading at 3. Starting from the left of the IDE connection you’ll see the jumper switch for master, slave and cable select. For what it offers, Samsung’s new DVD writer is surprisingly affordable. In our tests it started reading at 6. These special discs have a thin dye coating on the label side that absorbs laser light. If you want to use LightScribe v1.

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The SH-SL writes at this speed until about the 27 minute mark. Of course, transfer speeds aren’t everything.

NeroVision Express also lets users add things like transitions, custom backgrounds, animated menus and text effects. Looking at the scores above, you can see that it reached a maximum transfer speed of only 41x. To test rewrite scores, Nero is used again to time dvd long it takes to write MB of random files and directories.

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For these tests I am using the US version of Transformers: We do this so all tests can be compared reliably. Using the bundled software you can both create and burn LightScribe disc labels. When it came to media compatibility, the SH-SL gave us some mixed results.


InfoTool had no problems detecting the SH-SL’s maximum reading and writing speeds, ddvw modes, buffer underrun protection and 2MB buffer.

If the source disc is larger than 4. It not only cv the same basic bezel design, but has many of the same logos. They also must be able to recognize LightScribe media. This triggers a chemical reaction that produces a color change, allowing the user to print text, artwork or graphics.

The region can be changed five times and after that it cannot be changed anymore. If you look at the advanced features, you can see that the SH-SL was able to read cf CD-Text and subchannel data but failed to read the lead in and lead out sections of the CD.

Here too, the SH-SL did pretty well. Unfortunately, a patched RPC-1 firmware is not yet available for this drive. Ce they were able to provide a copy of the software CD, the drive did not come with anything else.