Samsung unveiled three new internal 22X DVD burners to the Super-WriteMaster S223 series. Like the SH-223, the three new DVD burners come with technology called over-speed recording, for writing at 22X speeds of up to 29.7 megabytes per second (MB/sec) on either 22X media or less expensive 16X media, as well as at lower 16X speeds on 12X media, said Rich Aguilera, Samsung's national sales manager for optical storage.
Samsung's new SF-223Q drive with embedded LightScribe label-making technology uses a SATA interface. The pre-loaded LightScribe software provides a number of different label layouts and designs, according to Aguilera.
Samsung's new PATA-enabled SH-222A and SSH-222L drives, on the other hand, are geared to older PCs that aren't outfitted with SATA interfaces -- in other words, that use the original IDE setup. Many owners of these older PCs are now interested in upgrading to faster 22X drives, Aguilera said. The SSH-22L PATA drive also comes with LightScribe, although the SH-222A does not.
Read performance is 16X for DVD-ROM; 32X for CD-RW; 40X for CD-R; and 48X for CD-ROM. Users can also write to CD-RW at rates of 32X and CD-R at 48X, according to the national sales manager.