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Samsung SE-506CB External USB Blu-Ray Writer

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About this product

Overview

  • 6x read/write speed of single and dual layer BD-R discs
  • Connects directly to a USB 2.0 socket to transfer data
  • Portable design so it can be easily stored in a laptop bag when out and about

Product overview

• 6x read/write speed of single and dual layer BD-R discs
• Connects directly to a USB 2.0 socket to transfer data
• Portable design so it can be easily stored in a laptop bag when out and about
• Powered directly from a second USB 2.0 socket without any external power supply required
• Software included for maximum compatibility with desktop computers and laptops
• Sleek black finish
• Blu-Ray writer that can record a variety of Blu-Ray formats as well as DVDs and CDs
• Can also connect directly to a TV with a USB socket to turn it into a media player

Why should I buy this external Blu-Ray writer?
This Blu-Ray writer features a compact design and can be carried around easily in a laptop bag. The USB connection allows the writer to be used on various computers and laptops without having to open the computer. This makes it especially useful with computers or netbooks that do not come with an internal optical drive or a computer that does not include a Blu-Ray writer. The writer can also be connected to a television to act as a media player, playing multiple formats of disc in Blu-Ray, DVD and CD-ROM.

The writer is also supplied with software - powerDVD and TrueTheatre 3D - to give you maximum compatibility with a computer when reading and writing to various discs.

What is it compatible with?
The Blu-Ray writer is compatible with a wide range of discs including:

Blu-Ray recordable and rewritable discs that allow for the backup of large amounts of data. Discs in various capacities are available from 25GB to 100GB and can be recorded on by this writer.

DVD recordable and rewritable discs that allow for the backup of smaller amounts of data as well as the recording of video files for playback on DVD players both at home or in the car.

CD-ROMs and rewritable discs that allow for the backup of small amounts of data as well as the recording of audio files for playback on DVD and CD players both at home and in the car.

Rated 4 out of 5 by from Ideal Solution for Blu Ray burning and viewing I have previously not chosen to burn my back-ups to Blu ray even though the amount of data you can store per disc is phenomenal. Mostly due to the costs of the writers and blank media. also it didn't appeal to me that i would have to buy drives for all my computers so therefore wouldn't be cost effective. but When i saw the Samsung USB Blu-Ray Re-writer External sitting there on the shelf just after Christmas i thought to my self that it would be the ideal device to solve the problem of having different drives for all my computers. it is a slimline self powered USB device making it ideal for use on laptops and big box PC's, it comes with good cyberlink software that helps you play and burn blu ray, it will even help you dtermine if your system can play the films and also if it can play them in 3D. i was pleased with the build quality of this device and getting from box to first use on the PC was as simple as plugging it in, the longest thing to wait for is the installation of the software. it even has the ability to plug into compatable set top boxes so it plays blu ray films and if you have burned your downloaded films onto a blu ray disc you can watch multiple films from the same disc. another ideal use for the drive. In summary i would tell my friends to buy a Samsung USB Blu-Ray Rewriter External drive for the simple fact that it does exactly what its meant to do but on more than one PC. Pro's simple design easy to install and use good out of box software. Cons still a little pricey Software is a bit slow to install Have to update the software as soon as you install it.
Date published: 2014-01-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice and simple set up! Bought this a few weeks ago to replace my old Samsung burner, has been working out of the box with no complaints so far.
Date published: 2016-10-05
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Samsung Blu-ray I just bought this today & have wasted 3 hours trying to make this work on my mac pc, to no avail, i shall be returning this item in the morning for my £99 refund
Date published: 2016-12-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Terrible This Blu Ray player is terrible it will not play Blu Rays only DVD,s
Date published: 2016-08-28
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Specification

Construction

Colour:

Black

Operating Specifications

Supported Format:

BD-R
BD-R(DL)
BD-RE
CD-R
CD-RW
DVD+R/-R
DVD+RW/-RW
DVD+R(DL)
DVD-R(DL)

Dimensions & Weight

Width:

145mm

Is it possible for the drive to run out of power, does it ever need charging or battery replacements?

Asked by: Audrey
This unit is powered directly from the USB ports on the PC you attach this to so does not require charging and does not feature an internal battery of any kind.
Answered by: James
Date published: 2017-08-21

Will this play blu rays just to watch films on my pc and will I need software to watch them Just normal UK blu rays not other regions

Asked by: Scolomo
Yes this would read discs as well as write them, This comes with software to play Blu-Ray files.
Answered by: Dale
Date published: 2017-06-05

Will it work with Windows 10 as I already have 2 Blue ray burners that used to burn blueray disks but with windows 10 they will only burn DVD,s and CD,s and I do not want to buy another and find that it wont burn blue ray disks.

Asked by: Gbarn
Yes, I am pleased to advise the product should work fine.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2017-04-21

Does this burner require one or two USB conections

Asked by: Gbarn
Yes, this item will need 2 usb connections.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2017-04-21

Is the version of powerDVD full, or a trial? Thanks

Asked by: mjminnes
This will be the trial version.
Answered by: darren cordon
Date published: 2017-01-15

Is the unit region free? If not can you change region similar to a PC DVD drive which usually is allowed for a fixed number of times.

Asked by: Phil
The item is not region free. You change region similar to a PC DVD drive which usually is allowed for a fixed number of times.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2017-01-13

Is this Samsung blu-ray reader writer compatible with MacBook Pro, please?

Asked by: Dr Joseph
This item is designed to run on a pc not a mac so we cannot guarantee full compatibility with mac OS as it has not been tested.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2016-12-07

Is the writer compatible with windows 10

Asked by: rabie
yes this will work with windows 10
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2016-09-03
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