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Samsung SH-S183 DVD-burner

Post by McBanjo » Mon Jan 29, 2007 5:07 am

Just thought I post a tip. I bought the S183 for it was the only SATA DVD-burner I could find.
Haven't really used it until last night.

IT´S QUIET!!!
The case was open so there was nothing between the dvd and my ear. I could hear it but barely. Nothing annoying sound.
I was burning DVDs at the moment. Not in maxed speed but generally (my experiance) the reader/burner speed up with a massive turbine WOOOSH and then slow down. It did spinn up but I almost had to concentrate to hear it.
Ambient noise was a bit loud (we where talking) tho.

But guessing on soundlvl based on SPCR review of Samsung Spinpoint P120 I would guess the burner reached 26-27dBA

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Post by Reachable » Mon Jan 29, 2007 3:42 pm

Thanks for the tip. Useful to have that information available. :)

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Post by CA_Steve » Mon Jan 29, 2007 10:05 pm

looks like it's only $45 or so shipped. woo.

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Post by mattcoz » Tue Jan 30, 2007 12:22 am

I have the same drive.

It is NOT quiet.
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Post by McBanjo » Tue Jan 30, 2007 2:28 am

mattcoz wrote:I have the same drive.

It is NOT quiet.
Not even compered against other drives?
I did run some tests and I don't seem to maxed it but I still find it quiet, compereed to other optical drives.

The sound is a bit higher than my first post, say +30dBA but it's a nice wooosch sound.
Sorry about that folks. I still recommend it tho.

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Post by paapaa » Tue Jan 30, 2007 3:43 am

SH-S183? Is there such? I know there is SH-S183A and SH-S183L. Which one do you mean?

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Post by McBanjo » Tue Jan 30, 2007 8:50 am

paapaa wrote:SH-S183? Is there such? I know there is SH-S183A and SH-S183L. Which one do you mean?
Sory, it just said SH-S183 on the driver but it's S183A

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Post by Filias Cupio » Tue Jan 30, 2007 4:36 pm

See also this recent forum thread:
viewtopic.php?t=36690

Summary: some Samsungs are excellent, some are lousy. There is one report of the same person buying two of the same drive (183A) and getting one loud, one quiet.

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Post by McBanjo » Tue Jan 30, 2007 5:02 pm

Filias Cupio wrote:See also this recent forum thread:
viewtopic.php?t=36690

Summary: some Samsungs are excellent, some are lousy. There is one report of the same person buying two of the same drive (183A) and getting one loud, one quiet.
Then a noisy version should be a RMA business?

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Post by Scrooge » Tue Jan 30, 2007 5:51 pm

I got my girlfriend the SH-183L and even after updating the firmware it wouldn't burn from iTunes. Every time I tried it would kill the disc and not start the actual progress bar. However, it burned fine from any other application. Can anyone else with the SH-183L try to confirm this for me, please?

Edit: Oh, and this drive was quiet for an optical. It certainly rose above the rest of the very quiet system, however it was a very even and low hum, rather than a buzz or rattle or grind.

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Post by mattcoz » Tue Jan 30, 2007 10:14 pm

Scrooge wrote:Oh, and this drive was quiet for an optical. It certainly rose above the rest of the very quiet system, however it was a very even and low hum, rather than a buzz or rattle or grind.
Well I don't have any buzz, rattle, or grind either, but it is a loud hum.
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Post by ~El~Jefe~ » Tue Feb 06, 2007 9:19 pm

sata and dvdrw drives = not this year

lots of compatibility problems and so limited in choices. I have have horrendous luck with samsung drives for the past 4 years. I will never buy a dvd drive or cd drive from them again. eventually, they are lawnmowers and then, they dont read disks. i hope yours is of a much higher quality, they are neat at first, didnt stay that way for me though.

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Post by dnoiz » Thu Feb 08, 2007 6:12 am

mattcoz wrote:I have the same drive.

It is NOT quiet.
Indeed. NOT quite. But besides the noise it's a good drive.

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