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Samsung DVD Writer External USB Optical Drive

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  • Ultra portable slimline external DVDRW
  • Supports all major DVD and CD formats
  • Giving power via the USB cable, this drive is truly one of the most portable burners available

Product overview

• Ultra portable slimline external DVDRW• Supports all major DVD and CD formats• Giving power via the USB cable, this drive is truly one of the most portable burners available• Buffer underrun free technology• S.A.T (Speed Adjustment Technology)• USB 2.0 interface• Operating system: Windows 2000 (SP4), XP, Vista• Processor (min.): Pentium IV 2.8 GHz, AMD equivalent or higher, RAM (min.): 512 MB• Dimensions: 141(w) x 19(h) x 157(d) mm
• Samsung SE-208DB • Weight: 420g

A "must have" accessory for all NetBook users. The SAMSUNG 8X Tray load External Slim DVD Writer is designed to provide the highest quality DVD functionality in a sleek design that is not much larger than the CD/DVD itself. Simply plug it into your USB port and you are ready to watch movies, install software, copy photos, play music or do anything that you desire. Furthermore, this model supports both 12 cm & 8 cm discs. The Manual Disc Eject function can let the disc ejected even when the power is off. The SAMSUNG 8X External Tray Load DVD Writer's Buffer Under Run Technology prevents buffer under run which occurs in high-speed writing when the speed is faster than the data transfer. Because of this technology, multi-tasking is possible while data is being written on the drive, thus improving the user's productivity. Buffer Under Run Technology also enables high speed writing in low performance PCs.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Although there is no note of the drive being Mac compatible it worked perfectly with the latest Mac Mini which comes without an optical disc drive. Even the web page on the Samsung site does not state that it will work with a Mac! The box does state Mac! It works and did not require any installation - full on Plug and Play. Makes the new Mac Mini a proper computer for very little cost
Date published: 2011-12-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Have used this with my netbook and it perform exactly as it should using only one USB port which left my other port free for my Dongle. !st rate bit of kit and likewise !st rate service from Maplin
Date published: 2011-09-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Although I only briefly tried this product, bought as a present for someone, it really seems to be a great piece of kit. For the price it is very good value for money. This is going to be used on a netbook but would equally be useful as a back-up for a desktop pc or a laptop. Ordered on a Friday, delivered next day. Royal Mail. Many thanks Maplin. First class service.
Date published: 2010-11-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The product is sleek - taking-up so little space and light enough to rest on the laptop. Taking its power from the USB it is easy to use when required, and remove quickly. Performance is quite adequate (audio CD copied at 24X) and quiet in operation. Overall, a smart, useful and cost-effective addition to my laptop.
Date published: 2010-09-24
Date published: 2011-07-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So far the product has done everything asked of it and I am very pleased. The product works as expected and the delivery time was excellent. All in all a very satisfactory experience - Thank You!
Date published: 2011-04-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A bit angular and blocky, but functionally excellent.
Date published: 2011-04-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This was bought as a present for my neice and after seeing it I immediately went to my local Maplins shop and bought another one for myself !
Date published: 2011-04-27
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It may be a silly question but can I transfer a music cd content into iTunes on my iMac? using this dcd player.

Asked by: alan
Unfortunately not. The problem is this device isnt mac compatible. However, if you can get a cd/DVD reader that is mac compatible it should work.
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2017-11-12

Is this compatible with on my iMac using High Sierra OS

Asked by: Alan
it's a generic USB external optical device, it should work with any PC or Mac that has suitable connectivity.
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2017-10-20

Does this drive require two USB ports to both power and connect the drive?

Asked by: Bazz
This item has just one USB port.
Answered by: darren cordon
Date published: 2017-06-20

Can I connect this to a Samsung tab S2?

Asked by: Scorpiano9
This will only work on Windows or Mac
Answered by: Dale
Date published: 2017-06-01

Hi can this be used on iPad Pro 9.7 

Asked by: Mike
Unfortuently this is not compatible with a ipad.
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2017-03-17

Will this burn MP4 HD Videos to a disc without the need to lower the quality?

Asked by: Joshua Burch
This service is for frequently asked questions and does not allow two way communication, In order for us to best assist you with your technical issue please contact us on the details below: 0333 400 9500 or email
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2017-03-05

Is this product multi-region? Does it play American/Canadian dvd's? Does it play and or record onto dvd ram?

Asked by: eltel
No this is not multi-region.
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2017-02-28

Does this work with an MacBook Pro Retina?

Asked by: andrea
System Requirements: OS: Microsoft Windows 2000(SP4)/XP(SP 1.0 or above)/Vista
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2017-02-19
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