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Samsung Announces 16X WriteMaster DVD Rewritable Drive

Ultra-portable DVD drive is designed as an ideal companion for a laptop computer or desktop PC (August 01, 2005)

Samsung's 16X WriteMaster SE-W164C

Samsung's 16X WriteMaster SE-W164C

Samsung Electronics Ltd., the worldwide digital consumer electronics and information technology leader, introduces its first external DVD ReWritable disc drive, the 16X WriteMaster SE-W164C. This ultra-portable DVD drive is designed as an ideal companion for a laptop computer or desktop PC, allowing users to easily install and enjoy the benefits of a high-speed DVD burner without the hassle and expense associated with internal units.

The new drive is capable of reading and writing in both the DVD+ and DVD- formats with double layer 5x support, and is able to store up to 8.5GB on one disc, which is two times more than a single-layer DVD and 12 times more than a CD. The SE-W164C is currently shipping with an Estimated Street Price of $199.

The SE-W164C offers users simple and convenient set up and connection to any laptop or PC via USB 2.0. With its compact and efficient design, the SE-W164C is terrific for users on the go or those with limited workspace. Offered in a stylish black color, the drive looks great with any ivory or black-tone PC. The drive can also be mounted vertically, saving precious desktop space.

?As a leading optical drive manufacturer, Samsung is able to offer consumers a complete lineup of DVD writers and players. The introduction of the new SE-W164C external DVD drive further complements our product offerings in the DVD burner category, said Albert Kim, National Sales Manager, Storage Systems for Samsung SSI. ?As an external drive, the SE-W164C is perfect for any user who wants to view and burn DVDs without the stress of a complex or expensive installation process.

The SE-W164C sports a large air vent on the back of the drive for maximum air circulation to prevent overheating when the drive is running at high speeds. The drive also incorporates a groove on the side of the front door and the back of the bezel, which helps to reduce noise and prevents dust from entering the unit.

The SE-W164C provides a speedy 16X DVD+R and DVD-R write speed, can write DVD+RW at 8X and 6X on a DVD-RW disc. Armed with 5X dual layer speed recording, the SE-W164C helps to cut down on timing issues, such as backup recording.

The SE-W164C utilizes many high-end technologies to ensure fast and reliable performance and top-notch quality: Speed Adjustment Technology (SAT), which automatically optimizes the speed according to the disc quality; Tilt Actuator Compensation (TAC), which gives the disc a tilt with the objective lens for the most reliable writing condition; and Double Optimum Power Control (OPC), which strengthens the writing performance by controlling the laser power in the inner and outer sides of the disc. The drive also includes a power save function and technology to prevent Buffer Under Run Error.

As part of its overall environmentally friendly corporate philosophy, the SE-W164C is lead-free. For more information about Samsung's Optical disc drives visit the Web site at

About Samsung Electronics
Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2004 parent company sales of US$55.2 billion and net income of US$10.3 billion. Employing approximately 113,000 people in over 90 offices in 48 countries, the company consists of five main business units: Digital Appliance Business, Digital Media Business, LCD Business, Semiconductor Business and Telecommunication Network Business. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is the worlds largest producer of color monitors, color TVs, memory chips and TFT-LCDs.

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