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Samsung Writemaster SH-S183A DVD writer

£28 inc VAT

Manufacturer: Samsung

Our Rating: We rate this 4.5 out of 5

Samsung's Writemaster SH-S183A benefits from the Sata interface. As such, the Samsung Writemaster SH-S183A is simple to connect to your PC and will help keep the inside of your PC tidy while maximising air flow.

Samsung's Writemaster SH-S183A benefits from the Sata interface. As such, the Samsung Writemaster SH-S183A is simple to connect to your PC and will help keep the inside of your PC tidy while maximising air flow.

The Samsung Writemaster SH-S183A is also one of the quietest DVD writers on the market, making it an ideal choice for use with a media centre PC.

Rated at 18-speed on 4.7GB media, the Samsung Writemaster SH-S183A is a very fast drive. It’s compatible with a full range of high-speed media, including 8.5GB discs at up to eight-speed and 12-speed DVD-RAM.

The Samsung Writemaster SH-S183A's software bundle includes the Nero OEM Suite, combining Nero 6.0, Nero Vision Express, Nero Media Player and InCD 4.0 packet writing software. And Samsung’s Live Update will automatically update your drive’s firmware.

Also available, although not included on the installation disc, is Samsung’s Magic Speed software. This application allows you to control the read speed of CDs, and enable either maximum performance or a slower but quieter operation. And the Samsung Writemaster SH-S183A will even allow you to use the slower speed to play damaged CDs more safely.

Samsung Writemaster SH-S183A Expert Verdict »

Internal DVD writer
Sata interface
18x/8x/18x/8x/12x/8x/6x (DVD +R/+R9/-R/-R9/RAM/+RW/-RW)
48x/32x (CD-R/-RW)
2MB buffer
CD/DVD access times 130/110
includes Nero Express
148x170x42mm
750g
  • Build Quality: We give this item 9 of 10 for build quality
  • Value for Money: We give this item 9 of 10 for value for money
  • Overall: We give this item 9 of 10 overall

It’s possible to pay less for an internal DVD writer, but Samsung's Writemaster SH-S183A delivers quiet operation, excellent performance and good media compatibility.

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