Samsung Introduces New External Optical Disc Drives for Ultrabooks

  Samsung Introduces New External Optical Disc Drives for Ultrabooks

Business Wire

SAN FRANCISCO -- July 23, 2014

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a global leader in digital media and
convergence technologies, announced today its newest ultra-slim portable DVD
writers, the SE-218GN and SE-208GB optical disc drives (ODDs) with a sleeker
design and mobile size for Ultrabook™ users on-the-go.

Measuring 148.6 x 14 x 146mm (SE-208GB) and 148 x 14.4 x 143(SE-218GN), the
drives are ideal for Ultrabook™ users that need optical media for easy access
to stored documents, photos and multimedia content. These new drives feature a
new external ODD design by placing the eject button on top of the case to
maximize the ease of pressing the eject button instead of on the front bezel.

With its Smart Power Technology™ the drives’ low-power consumption and ability
to connect using a single USB port ensures mobile consumers will have a
flexible solution that does not overly tax the Ultrabook’s battery while
outside the home or office. Samsung’s Smart Power Technology™ enables both
drives to act as a portable hard disk drive for tablets with available USB
connections. Coupled with Samsung’s innovative AV Connectivity™, tablet users
can now enjoy stored multimedia content.

Along with its flexible connectivity options, the drives are equipped with
Smart Archive Technology™ to safely store precious personal data. Unlike other
existing optical disc archive technologies, this feature offers a recording
quality that is optimized for DVDs that are used to store content for an
extended time. The technology follows standard DVD formatting that is
compatible with M-discs, archival discs (ISO10995 standard) as well as
qualified normal discs.

The new drives are engineered to be compatible with all major operating
systems including the new Windows 8 and latest Mac OS versions. Capable of
reading and writing files at a variety of speeds across different data media
types, the drives include Buffer Under Run technology to prevent errors that
can be caused when writing speeds exceed data transfer speeds, while also
enabling PC multi-tasking.

As with all Samsung products, the SE-218GN and SE-208GB are eco-friendly,
manufactured with lead-free soldering technology that restricts the use of
harmful materials such as Pb, cd, cr+6, Hg, PBBs and PBDE.

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Chris Goodhart, 408-836-0046 (Mobile)
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