Looking at the other scores, you can see that the drive’s seek times and CPU usage were also quite good. Furthermore, installing the wrong Samsung drivers can make these problems even worse. InfoTool had no problems detecting the SH-SN’s maximum reading and writing speeds, recording modes, buffer underrun protection and 2MB buffer. If the source disc is larger than 4. While they’ve gotten new features and faster speeds, the basic design has remained the same.

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Ah-s203n all things considered, the Samsung SH-SN gets a 7 out of 10 for the performance section of this review. Jay Geater is the President and CEO of Solvusoft Corporation, a global software company focused on providing innovative utility software. The scratches on the disc had little effect on the drive’s speed and the number of errors remained relatively low.

This feature comes in handy if you have an older DVD player that has problems playing recordable media. In the end, it usually comes down to price.

Off by default, this LED lights up green when the drive is reading or writing. To get the writing times, a 4. The look of Samsung’s drives really hasn’t changed much sh-x203n the last few years.

Samsung SH-S203N Firmware SB02

This means that the drive’s region is stored in the firmware. How long does it take to print a label? For this test I randomly generated MB of files and directories to test the time it takes the drive to write and close a CD.

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Like most drives, it did hs-s203n pass the “three sheep” test. Every error a drive creates could be a hiss or pop you would hear later in the audio tracks. I had no problems getting the drive or the software installed and working.

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Written by Karr Wang, this utility can be used to test the number of C1 and C2 errors on a disc. For this test I made a copy of our pressed test CD. The guide continues on by going over the physical installation of the drive. The SH-SN read our test disc from start to finish, reaching a maximum transfer speed of Exact Audio Copy can tell us a lot about a drive’s capabilities.

– Samsung SH-SN 20x DVD±RW/RAM – Reviews – all-pages

su-s203n I also put these discs through a “stress test” by reading them back at 16x with the DW Samsung’s new drive also performed relatively well in our DVD read tests. To check the media compatibility of the SH-SN, I ran a few tests using some of the media available in my area.

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.


More importantly, none of the sectors on the disc were unreadable.

Samsung Super-WriteMaster SH-SN Specs – CNET

However, when burning our test data with Nero, it would hang at the layer change. Until now, there were very few options, unless you wanted to shell out thousands of dollars for a certified test machine. The score given is an average of the three. Working closely with companies like Toshiba, they’ve lead the way in this area, developing and manufacturing a wide range of products for the OEM and retail markets.

From this information we can see what the drive’s average speed was and how many errors it generated. For DVD writers the performance tests are broken down into four sections: From the front, it’s almost identical to Samsung’s previous DVD writers, sharing not only the bezel design, but many of the same logos.

The drive starts writing at 16x and jumps to 24x at about the 9 minute mark. Unfortunately, the guide has very little information on LightScribe. He is a lifelong computer geek and loves everything related to computers, software, and new technology. How long does it take to print a label?