The drive is actually faster than the internal DVD drive in my previous laptop. The drive can be used for a Mac, but unfortunately the software if came with is only for Windows, so so far that’s my only negative. The icon looks like a little traffic cone. Showing of 1, reviews. See and discover other items: Front View Show More Less. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources.

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Review: Samsung SE-208DB/TSBS USB External DVD+/-RW 8X Optical Drive

Next page of related Sponsored Products. Four stars is for the price, a viable entry-level external burner for your burnerless laptop.

Accept Cookies Read our Privacy Policy. So, though I’ve only done that one little test to see if I wanted to return or not, so far, I’m pretty convinced it’s a keeper, again, especially for the price. Sponsored Products are advertisements for products sold by merchants on Amazon. Product Highlights USB 2. It is sleek and very well made, weighing just a couple of ounces. So, I don’t know if it was an issue with my laptop or the drive but I will return it and order something different.

The laptop recognized the drive as soon as I connected it. Be the first to review this item. View or edit your browsing history.


There is a newer version of this item: IF the player had se-208dbb this in the first place, I would have given it 5 stars but hours of my time reduced it to 3 stars.

If you occasionally need an optical drive but your laptop came without one, this external USB drive from Samsung is a fantastic solution.

Samsung Se-208db/tsbs 8x Slim Portable CD DVD External Burner Writer Drive in

External disc drive offers a variety of writing speeds of different types of media: I tried using it se208db a HP Stream If you found this post useful, would you mind helping me out by sharing it? The printed instructions are terrible and the instructions on the included CD are not much better.

Most plug-and-play hardware works great for me on Ubuntu Linux. Had Se-208cb not had previous experience with CD writers on a Mac you have to put a disc in before it shows up on the desktop and drag the resulting icon to trash in order to cause the CD to be ejected se-208fb. It is Plug and Play, comes with easily installed software to facilitate its use, and enables writing to and reading from a broad range of disk types.

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Samsung SEDB/TSWS Slim Portable DVD Writer SEDB/TSWS B&H

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AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. I see some posts mention having to use a “split” usb cable. Reason being, while I’m a convenience freak sw-208db was worried I’d be all aggrevated to have to hook up an external, I realized that heck, I only use that feature very rarely anyway, so on that rare occasion, sure, hook up the external.

I hate to give poor reviews but this product didn’t work for me. If you have a heavy production situation or need ruggedness, this is not your burner. Write a review aqaqzcwucbrydcatsuysecu. Be the first to review this item.

I ordered one of them, and after it arrived a couple of days later I plugged it in and put it to use. My laptop Windows 8 doesn’t even recognize its existence, even when I tried to run the disk that came with it — it blipped in and out, and finally nothing at all.

Just to save others the hassle.

I had to access the OSX disk utility in order to eject it.