This program queries the drive to see what its reading and writing capabilities are. While not the fastest drive we’ve tested, the SH-SL took While LightScribe capable drives use the same laser when burning both the data and label, they have to be able to accurately control the laser’s focus and position as well as the spindle speed. Itlights up green when the drive is reading or writing. The CD Winbench test is as close as we can get to testing every day usage. The rear of the SH-SL is fairly straight forward.

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CD DAE will extract the audio tracks twice and then compare them. You’re also going to get different results for single and dual layer discs. I created about 8GB of random files and directories on my hard drive and then burned them to our test discs with Nero.

Drivers for TSSTcorp CD/DVDW SH-SL USB Device

Take a look below. Here is a screen shot from Nero’s InfoTool.

For this test I randomly generated MB and MB of files and directories to test the time it takes the drive to write and close a CD.

All of the files are between 1MB and 25MB in size and no dvdq than 10 directories deep. While not the fastest drive we’ve tested, the SH-SL took Nero Express 6 – With Nero Express, Nero has taken the features and performance people have come to expect from Nero Burning Rom and combined them with a user friendly interface.


Next to the jumper block is the analog audio connector. With LightScribe, you can burn graphics and text onto the tops of specially coated discs. Testing a drive’s DVD writing quality isn’t easy. The drive had no problems passing all of the on-the-fly tests and did not create any errors. As you can see, this menu is pretty straight forward.

The CD is almost exactly 74 minutes. The drive had no problems playing back these movies with either program and was fairly quiet. Once you’ve created your LightScribe label, you’re ready to print it.

TSSTcorp CD/DVDW SH-S162L ATA Device Drivers

NeroVision Express also lets users add things like transitions, custom backgrounds, animated menus and text effects. This feature comes in handy if you have an older DVD player that has problems playing recordable media.

As a writer, the SH-SL performed fairly well. The Movie on DVD. While they were able to provide a copy of the software CD, the drive did not come with anything else.

For this review the drive’s firmware has been updated to version TS However, at the time of this review the list of compatible software is still relatively short. By looking at the screenshot below, you can see that the drive’s transfer speeds peaked at about 8. For what it offers, Samsung’s new DVD writer is surprisingly affordable. CD Speed is used to give an overall DAE speed rating and CD DAE is used to give the track by track extraction speeds and to check the extracted tracks for errors the drive may s162, created.


– Samsung SH-SL 16x DVD±RW/RAM – Reviews – all-pages

To test rewrite scores, Nero is used again to time how long it takes to write MB of random files and directories. For testing purposes, we created a few discs using Verbatim’s LightScribe v1. Exact Audio Copy can tell us a lot about a drive’s capabilities. If you want to use LightScribe v1. Samsung’s new DVD writer also supports a feature called “bitsetting”. Samsung has once again turned to Nero for their software bundle.

This tries to mimic the activities of a person loading these programs onto their own computer.

For DVD writers the performance tests are broken down into four sections: S62l update can be downloaded from Nero or the LightScribe website. With features and specs like this, it’s hard not to be impressed by Samsung’s new “Super-Multi” drive.