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Samsung WriteMaster SE-W164 16x16x External DVD Writer Review
Samsung WriteMaster SE-W164 16x16x External DVD Writer Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: The Samsung WriteMaster SE-W164 is a USB 2.0 only device and sports a rather impressive maximum writing speed of 16x for single layer DVD media, 8x DVD+R DL burning, and 4x for DVD-R DL burning.
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Filed under: Optical Drives Published:  Author: 
External Mfg. Website: Samsung Aug 29 2005   C. Sun  
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Benchmarks: CD Winbench 99, SiSoft Sandra 2005

CD Winbench 99 Source: Zdnet

The CD Winbench99 benchmark runs a series of scripted programs from a special CD in the drive and measures the speed of the data transfer. Higher numbers mean better performance.

CD Winbench 99 Benchmark Results
Optical Drive Results Ranking
Samsung SW-252B (CD-RW) 1860 kb/s


2420 kb/s
Plextor PXW4012TA (CD-RW) 2190 kb/s
LG 32-10-40 (CD-RW) 2110 kb/s
MSI CDRW 8340 (CD-RW) 2050 kb/s
Samsung SW-240 (CD-RW) 1910 kb/s
Samsung SW-232 (CD-RW) 1460 kb/s
Samsung SW-224 (CD-RW) 1320 kb/s
Samsung SC-152 (CDROM) 1710 kb/s
Pioneer DVD-500M (DVD ROM) 2440 kb/s
Samsung SW-216 (CD-RW) 1280 kb/s
AOpen 52x32x52x (CD-RW) 2300 kb/s
LG GSA-4082B (DVD-/+RW) 1130 kb/s
Gigabyte GO-W0808A (DVD-/+RW) 2240 kb/s
AOpen 5232 Combo (CD-RW/DVD-ROM)

2510 kb/s

AOpen DRW8800 (DVD-/+RW) 2150 kb/s
MSI DR16-B (DVD-/+RW) 1400 kb/s
Gigabyte GO-W1616A (DVD-/+RW) 2160 kb/s
Samsung WriteMaster SE-W164 (DVD-/+RW) 2190 kb/s

CD Winbench 99 numbers are very good and it is a great start for the Samsung SE-W164 external DVD writer.

SiSoft Sandra 2005 Source: Sandra

The Sisoft Sandra 2005 drive benchmark measures the theoretical read performance of optical drives in a number of areas.

Sisoft Sandra 2005 Benchmark Results

Optical Drive

Samsung WriteMaster SE-W164

Gigabyte GO-W1616A


AOpen DRW8800

AOpen 5232 Combo

LG GSA-4082B


Disc Type Data Data Data Data Data Data Data
Drive Index 3005 kb/s 3041 kb/s 2912 kb/s 3056 kb/s 2574 1627 2187
Buffered Read: 2564 kb/s 2345 kb/s 2480 kb/s 2567 kb/s 6000 kb/s 779 kb/s 1780 kb/s
Sequential Read: 3140 kb/s 3347 kb/s 3135 kb/s 3258 kb/s 2712 kb/s 2362 kb/s 3005 kb/s
Random Read: 2802 kb/s 2641 kb/s 2577 kb/s 2752 kb/s 2336 kb/s 524 kb/s 961 kb/s
Access Time: 157ms 213ms 283ms 231ms 220 ms 761ms 363ms

SiSoft Sandra bandwidth numbers and access times are excellent and better than its internal counterparts.

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Contents of Article: Samsung WriteMaster SE-W164
 Pg 1.  Samsung WriteMaster SE-W164 16x16x External DVD Writer Review
 Pg 2.  Vertical or Horizontal Operation
 Pg 3.  Software and compatibility
 Pg 4.  — Benchmarks: CD Winbench 99, SiSoft Sandra 2005
 Pg 5.  Benchmarks: CD Speed: Data and Audio
 Pg 6.  Benchmarks: CD Speed: CD-R/RW, DVD-ROM
 Pg 7.  Benchmarks: CD Speed: DVD+RW, DVD+R DL

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