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22X USB 2.0 Dual Layer DVD+/-RW Samsung SpeedPlus External DVD Writer with LightScribe

Mac / PC / USB 2.0 & 1.1
  • Mac
  • PC
  • USB
Double-up Speed, Half down Waiting.
With Samsung's new technology, the DVD writer reduces its Lead-In-Time up to 60 percent at maximum. Prior to this, users of traditional DVD-Writers had to wait 15 to 30 seconds of load time to start after inserting a disc into the drive. By reducing the lag time, Samsung's DVD Writer enables a much richer experience for ODD users looking for quick start-up operation.
Blazing speed makes this DVD writer a trailblazer.
Always at the forefront of speed technology, Samsung produces some of the world's fastest DVD writers. Enhanced and enabled by Samsung WriteMaster™ technology, this lightning quick writer intuitively detects the media type and automatically writes in the optimal speed for the disc. So all you have to do is just click to burn your disc. But don't walk away - it'll be done before you have a chance to make a cup of coffee.
Low heat. Low noise. Low power consumption.
How low can it go? Samsung's ultra-reliable, easy-to-use, easy-to-install DVD Writer not only reduces heat and CO₂ emissions, its unique aerodynamic frame was also engineered to reduce acoustic and airborne noise by preventing pressure concentration in specific areas. As eco-friendly as it is user-friendly, this dynamic DVD Writer delivers high performance on low power consumption, helping you do your part to maintain an energy-efficient home and promote a green lifestyle.
Engineered for extreme reliability.
Whether it's kicking into high rotation speed or performing low speed operations such as direct disc labeling, Samsung's DVD writer prevents noise and vibration while ensuring reliable disc writing. It even checks the quality of each inserted disc and intuitively alters the laser power on the inner and outer sides accordingly. And for the most reliable writing condition, this trusty DVD writer tilts the objective lens when the disc isn't laying flat.

Speedtools
Includes the Powerful SpeedTools Utility Suite for Mac
The comprehensive Mac utility used by professionals for accurate Mac diagnosis and maintenance. Click the SOFTWARE tab below to learn more »

Includes

OWC Value Line includes
  • OWC Value Line (Samsung DVD/CD SpeedPlus™ DVD DL/CD w/LightScribe Mechanism) USB 2.0 Drive
  • NTI DragonBurn OEM
  • ProSoft Engineering® Data Backup for Mac OS X v10.2.8 or later OEM
  • OWC LightScribe Software Bundle
  • External Power Supply (12V/2A 5V/2A Auto Switching International External Power Supply)
  • USB A-B Connecting Cable - 3'

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Product Specifications:

Chipset

  • Sunplus IT SATALink SPIF303

Optical Drive Support

  • 5.25" SATA I/II optical drives (all CD & DVD devices and Blu-ray drives 6.7 in(17cm) and shorter)

LED Indicator

  • Preconfigured solutions only

Solution Material

  • ABS Plastic

Port Configuration

  • (1) USB 2.0 port

Max Data Transfer Rate

  • USB 2.0 - 480Mbps (or 60MB/sec)

Cooling

  • Fanless

Macintosh System Requirements

  • Mac OS 8.6 or later and an available USB 2.0/1.1 port.
  • USB 2.0 functionality requires Mac OS X 10.2.8 or later.

Windows System Requirements

  • Windows 98SE or later and an available USB 2.0/1.1 port.
  • USB 2.0 functionality requires Windows 2000 or later.

Power Supply

  • 12V/2A 5V/2A Auto Switching International External Power Supply

External Case Dimensions

  • 7.6 in (D) x 7.2 in (W) x 2 in (H)
    (19.30 cm x 18.28 cm x 5.08 cm)

Enclosure Weight

  • Less than 0.65lbs (0.29kg)

Operating Environment:

Temperature

  • (operating) 5°C - 55°C (41°F - 131°F)
  • (non-operating) -40°C - 65°C (-40°F - 149°F)

Relative Humidity

  • (operating) 8% - 90% RH (Non-condensing)
  • (non-operating) 5% - 95% RH (Non-condensing)

Shock

  • (operating) 65G 2ms
  • (non-operating) 175G 2ms

Warranty

Samsung SpeedPlus™ Specs:

General

Drive Type
Internal DVD/CD Writer
Form Factor
5.25" Desktop
Interface
SATA
Loading Mechanism
Tray
Bezel Color
Black
Buffer Memory
1.5MB
Mounting Orientation
Horizontal / Vertical
Manufacturer Model Number
SH-222AL/BEBS
RoHS Compliant
Yes

Performance

Access Time
DVD-ROM 150ms typ.
CD-ROM 130ms typ.
Supported Formats
DVD-RAM, DVD+R, DVD+R dual Layer, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-R dual Layer, DVD-RW, DVD-ROM, DVD-Video, CD-R, CD-RW, CD-ROM, CD-ROM/XA, CD-Audio, Video-CD, Photo CD, CD-I (FMV) , CD-Extra, CD-TEXT, LightScribe CD-R,LightScribe DVD+R, LightScribe DVD-R

Capacity

Data Capacity
8.5GB : DVD General Use Double Layer
4.6GB : DVD General Use
700MB : 79 minute CD
650MB : 74 minute CD
550MB : 63 minute CD

Disk Labeling

Disc Labeling
Yes
Disc Label Type
Lightscribe
Disc Label Time
20min(Draft mode) - 36min(Best Quality)
Pixel Resolution
600 DPI
Track Resolution
860 TPI
Linear Velocity
0.325 m/sec
Laser Power
40 mW
Label Colors Available
mono, single color

Physical

Height (max)
42mm (1.65")
Width (max)
148.2mm (5.83")
Length (max)
170mm (6.69")
Weight (typical)
0.75kg (1.65lbs.)

Maximum Read Speeds

DVD-RAM
12X
DVD-R
16X
DVD+R
16X
DVD-R (Dual Layer)
12X
DVD+R (Dual Layer)
12X
DVD-RW
8X
DVD+RW
12X
DVD-ROM
16X
CD-ROM
48X
CD-R
40X
CD-RW
40X

Maximum Write Speeds

DVD-RAM
12X
DVD-R
22X
DVD+R
22X
DVD-R DL
12X
DVD+R DL
16X
DVD-RW
6X
DVD+RW
8X
CD-R
48X
CD-RW
24X

Reliability

System Requirements

Mac
Compatible with any Mac Pro system with a SATA interface. The 'Woodcrest' or 'Harpertown' Mac Pro uses an IDE interface and is not compatible with this drive.
DVD Player Support:
Mac OS X 10.3 (all versions) - DVD player works perfectly
Mac OS X previous to OS X 10.3 - DVD player not supported
Mac OS 9 or earlier - DVD player not supported
PC
Compatible with any PC system running Windows 2000 or later with a SATA drive interface. Please see your burning software application manufacturer's website for specific support of this drive mechanism.

Environment

Operating Temperature
5° C to 45° C
Non-Operating Temperature
-30° C to 60° C
Operating Humidity
15% to 80% R.H.
Non-Operating Humidity
10% to 90 % R.H.
OWC Notes:

G5 owners replacing a Sony optical drive will need to purchase this additional screw set. The system profiler can tell you if you have a Sony mechanism.

At this time, there is no native support for this drive when using earlier versions of Mac OS X. Patching this drive for support under earlier versions of Mac OS X is possible using Christian Moller's PatchBurn Software.

Requires disabling of hard disk sleep in Mac Pro Systems to prevent drive from disappearing during sleep. To disable hard disk sleep go to the Apple --->System Preferences ---> Energy Saver and uncheck "Put the hard disk(s) to sleep when possible."
Manufacturer provided specifications for Other World Computing p/n VLU2SD22XLS UPC#: 736211772954

Software

Smile On My Mac: DiskLabel for Mac OS X
Full Version! With DiscLabel you can create, print, & share CD labels, jewel case inserts, and DVD covers that look truly professional.... a $35.95 value!
View detailed software info
Dragon Burn Blu-ray/DVD/CD Authoring Software for Mac OS X 10.4 or later
Dragon Burn enables Macintosh computer users to quickly and easily begin producing audio, data, mixed-mode CDs, DVDs, and BDs (Blu-ray Discs). Dragon Burn's Multi-Burning engine allows users to simultaneously write multiple CDs, DVDs, and BDs from single or multiple sorces. It also fully supports the newest internal and external drives. View detailed software info
Prosoft Macworld 4.5 mice
Prosoft Engineering® Data Backup 3 for Mac OS X v10.2.8 or later
Backup Made Easy. Data Backup makes it easy to backup to FireWire and USB drives, network drives, CDs and even DVDs. Make schedules so you don't need to 'think' about backing up... It does it for you.
A $59.00 Value! View detailed software info, or click here to purchase software separately from solution
Novastor
NovaStor NovaBACKUP® Solution for Windows®
NovaBACKUP has been helping millions of users recover from data loss and disasters for over 18 years. Feature rich, NovaBACKUP provides a powerful backup solution. Built-in support for hundreds of the most popular storage devices and a step-by-step backup and restore wizard makes NovaBACKUP extremely easy to use. Requires Windows 2000 or later.
A $49.95 Value! View detailed software info
OWC 22X Value Line Mfr P/N: VLU2SD22XLS OWC SKU: OWCVLU2SD22XLS USB 2.0 Dual Layer DVD+/-RW Samsung SpeedPlus™ External DVD Writer with LightScribe 1 Year OWC Limited Warranty
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