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Price $69 to $176 at 4 stores $49 to $178 at 6 stores $81 to $191 at 2 stores $30 to $156 at 2 stores $31 to $96 at 3 stores
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Release date June 21, 2012 July 16, 2012 January 19, 2008 November 24, 2011 May 11, 2009
The Bottom Line Compact and portable, the Samsung Portable DVD Writer SE-218BB makes an excellent companion for ultrabook mobile users.

Basic specs

Features See What's the Same or What's different
Device Type DVD±RW (±R DL) drive
DVD±RW (+R DL) / DVD-RAM drive
DVD±RW (±R DL) drive
DVD±RW (±R DL) / DVD-RAM drive
DVD±RW (±R DL) / DVD-RAM drive
Storage Controller None
Info unavailable None
None
None
OS Required Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Microsoft Windows XP
Microsoft Certification Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Compatible with Windows 7
Info unavailable
Interface Hi-Speed USB
Hi-Speed USB
Hi-Speed USB
Hi-Speed USB
Hi-Speed USB
Product Description Apple USB SuperDrive - DVD±RW (±R DL) drive - Hi-Speed USB
Samsung AA-ES3P95M - DVD±RW (+R DL) / DVD-RAM drive - Hi-Speed USB
Apple MacBook Air SuperDrive - DVD±RW (±R DL) drive - Hi-Speed USB
Samsung SE-208AB - DVD±RW (±R DL) / DVD-RAM drive - Hi-Speed USB
Toshiba External USB 2.0 DVD Super Multi Drive - DVD±RW (±R DL) / DVD-RAM drive - Hi-Speed USB
Dimensions (WxDxH) 5.5 in x 5.5 in x 0.7 in
Info unavailable 5.5 in x 5.5 in x 0.7 in
5.7 in x 5.7 in x 0.8 in
5.5 in x 6.2 in x 0.7 in
Enclosure Color Info unavailable Mineral ash black
Info unavailable Black
Info unavailable
Rewrite Speed 16x (CD) / 6x (DVD-RW) / 8x (DVD+RW)
24x (CD) / 6x (DVD-RW) / 8x (DVD+RW) / 5x (DVD-RAM)
16x (CD) / 6x (DVD-RW) / 8x (DVD+RW)
24x (CD) / 6x (DVD-RW) / 8x (DVD+RW) / 5x (DVD-RAM)
24x (CD) / 6x (DVD-RW) / 8x (DVD+RW) / 5x (DVD-RAM)
Write Speed 24x (CD) / 8x (DVD±R) / 6x (DVD±R DL)
24x (CD) / 8x (DVD±R) / 6x (DVD+R DL)
24x (CD) / 8x (DVD±R) / 4x (DVD±R DL)
24x (CD) / 8x (DVD±R) / 6x (DVD±R DL)
24x (CD) / 6x (DVD-R) / 8x (DVD+R) / 6x (DVD±R DL)
Buffer Underrun Protection Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Yes
Info unavailable
Read Speed 24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)
24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)
24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)
24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)
24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)
Type None
None
None
None
None
Type DVD±RW (±R DL)
DVD±RW (+R DL) / DVD-RAM
DVD±RW (±R DL)
DVD±RW (±R DL) / DVD-RAM
DVD±RW (±R DL) / DVD-RAM
Weight 11.8 oz
Info unavailable 11.3 oz
10.6 oz
13 oz
Manufacturer Warranty Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 1 year warranty
Packaged Quantity 1
1
1
1
1
Storage Removable (2nd) Info unavailable Info unavailable None
Info unavailable None
Enclosure Type External
External
External
External
External
Type None
None
None
None
None
Video Output Info unavailable Info unavailable None
Info unavailable None
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