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Samsung SH-B083L 8x Internal Blu Ray ROM/DVD±RW SATA Drive - Black

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8x BD-ROM / DVD Writer (OEM)

This item is currently discontinued and at present, we have no replacement on order.
Quickcode: 39370  
Stock code: OPT-IS-SH-B083A
Manuf. code: sh-b083a
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Samsung's SH-B083L can play Blu-ray discs and record to CDs and DVDs. Plus, it has fast read speeds, which go all the way up to 8x. In addition to HD picture support (1920 x 1080 pixels), the SHB083L is available with a huge capacity of up to 25 GB for a single-layer disc, and 50 GB for a dual-layer disc. The SH B083L is also equipped with several technologies for smooth operation, including two lenses and two laser diodes for reading and writing data to CDs, DVDs and Blu-ray discs.

Experience True Entertainment
True 1080p Full HD technology is more than just entertainment, it’s an experience. And it’s the pinnacle of picture quality, engulfing and entertaining you with spectacular detail – rich, eye-popping colors and super-sharp, ultra-realistic images that enhance anything and everything on your screen. With our Blu-ray drives, you’ll feel like you’re seeing your favorite movie for the very first time.

Engineered For Extreme Reliability
Samsung’s Optical Disc Drives maximize your Blu-ray experience. Not only do they maximize Blu-ray resolution, their 2-lens and 2-laser diode system reads and writes CDs and DVDs with more precision focus than most ODDs single lens system. Combine that with improved BD disc reading quality and DVD double layer disc writing quality, and you’ll find our Optical Disc Drives were built to be as reliable as they are enjoyable.

Give Your DVDs A Movie-Makeover
Breathe new life into your movie collection with Samsung’s up-scale technology. It gives your standard definition DVDs a dramatically different high resolution look. And it gives your movie-viewing experience a cinematic boost. By up-scaling, your favorite DVDs will feature the same brilliant details and rich, robust colors you’ve come to enjoy from the high definition content on your HDTV.

Drive Type BD - ROM / DVD writer
Interface S-ATA
Buffer Memory 2 MB
Supported Disc 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, BD - R, BD - RE, BD - ROM, BD - ROM dual layer, BD - R dual layer, BD - RE dual layer, LightScribe DVD + R / - R, LightScribe CD - R

Write No
Read 8X (36.0 MB / s)

BD-R Dual Layer
Write No
Read 4X (18.0 MB / s)

Write No
Read 8X (36.0 MB / s)

BD-RE Dual Layer
Write No
Read 4X (18.0 MB / s)

Write 16X (21.6 MB / s)
Read 16X (21.6 MB / s)

Write 16X (21.6 MB / s)
Read 16X (21.6 MB / s)

DVD+R Double Layer
Write 8X (10.8 MB / s)
Read 12X (16.2 MB / s)

DVD-R Double Layer
Write 8X (10.8 MB / s)
Read 12X (16.2 MB / s)

Write 8X (10.8 MB / s)
Read 12X (16.2 MB / s)

Write 6X (8.1 MB / s)
Read 12X (16.2 MB / s)

Write 12X (16.2 MB / s)
Read 12X (16.2 MB / s)

Read 8X (36.0 MB / s)

BD-ROM Dual Layer
Read 4X (18.0 MB / s)

Read 16X (21.6 MB / s)

Read 48X (7.2 MB / s)

Write 48X (7.2 MB / s)
Read 40X (6.0 MB / s)

Write 32X (4.8 MB / s)
Read 40X (6.0 MB / s)
- Package Type : OEM

Warranty Information:

Manufacturer samsung
Warranty Type Manufacturer via Aria
Manufacturer Website
Manufacturer Phone 0845 726 7864
Warranty Period (yrs)3

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Question  Is HD card needed? by seb

i got a HDMI monitor but do i need a HD graphics card too?

Answer by kirstyr on Saturday, July 31, 2010
You will need a graphics card that is capable of running 1920 by 1080 resolution and obiously with the relevant hdmi connection.

Question  Question by Brinip

Does this drive display HD on a windows xp OS? or does it require windows vista or 7 to operate?

Answer by philm on Wednesday, July 14, 2010
It is all down to the software that you use to play back you will need to use something like Cyberlink.

Software by Mick M

Does this Blu-ray hardware come with the software to view blu-ray discs on your computer.

Response by stevenl
Yes, PowerDVD 8.

Question  Question by Kelvin

Why does the last sentance in the first paragraph say "including two lenses and two laser diodes for reading and writing data to CDs, DVDs and Blu-ray discs" then ?

Answer by stevenl on Friday, June 11, 2010
Because to read Blu-ray disks you need a blue laser, and to read/write CD's & DVD's you need a red laser. One can't be used for the other as they operate at different wavelenghts. Hence the need for two laser diodes and two lenses.

Question  Question by r man

Does this drive burn Blu-ray discs?

Answer by stevenl on Friday, April 16, 2010