Product Type: Samsung DVD Burner
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Samsung DVD/CD Writer
Member Name: danny691
Advantages: Simple to install and operate, well priced, sleek design.
Although technology has moved forward very quickly I have found that as certain products have become smaller and more affordable they are often missing some of the more important additions you would expect from the more bulkier and expensive versions. A case in point is the Netbook I bought last year. Yes, it is very compact and is intended for 'Net' useage, but I had also hoped for a few little extras, something that was missing was a DVD Burner. Understandably I didn't expect such a feature to come on my Netbook, but as technology is moving so fast it seems strange that even things like disc drives are being left out in order to cram the necessities into such a small product.
The Samsung SE-S084C is the DVD Burner which I chose. This was partly down to price, costing around £20-£25 it is very reasonable indeed. One of the other main reasons was the brand. Samsung are a brand I trust and I own/have owned a lot of their products, both past and present. I find that the looks are outstanding and this particular model is no different. The Samsung External DVD Writer is a sleek and sexy black number, with a slimline design and very unfussy detail. There isn't anything to particularly dislike about the design or finish, and operation is so simple, the design lends itself well to the product.
The design could be seen as plain, but this is what it is really. The vast majority of such a product are plain and simple, often giving little indication of what purpose they actually serve. The SE-S084C comes in various colours, including black, silver, white and red. I have the black one which I find matches my Netbook and equipment.
Within the package I purchased was the USB cable which connects the Writer to the Netbook/Laptop/PC, a 'quick-start' guide, a CD-ROM which contains the in-depth user manual and also some free software. This is Nero Express Essentials which makes the whole data transfer painless. Setting up the Writer is very simple. Nowadays with these products it is usually just a case of connecting them and installing the necessary software, something which I managed easily and there were no issues.
Operation of the Writer is also something I find simple to manage. The Nero Express Essentials is a programme which helps you through the whole process and allows you to manage the data stored on your DVD's. Data transfer is a doddle and the transfer process seems effortless for the Writer too, as there is little sound emitted during this time. DVD's can be inserted and ejected using the tray to the front of the device and it works just like your typical CD drive, for example. I usually write music onto CD's which I can play in my car, and the whole process can be done in 20 minutes, even allowing for me selecting which tracks to choose!
Overall I would strognly point anyone in the direction of the Samsung SE-S084C. That is, if you are in need of such a device due to lack of such a drive.
Summary: Well-priced piece of kit for anyone unfortunate enough to not already have one.
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