In addition to the LightScribe technology, the SH-W162L offers a super-fast 8X dual-layer speed recording and storage of up to 8.5GBs of data. This enhanced speed cuts down burning times significantly. A file that would have taken 30 minutes to back up, now just takes 13 minutes. This is particularly helpful for users who conduct vast amounts of video or data backup. The 8X dual layer speed also allows users to input large amounts of data, such as video, photos or information from a database, onto a DVD at a much faster rate compared with previous Samsung models.
The SH-W162L is easy and simple to use. Users record their preferred data -- either music, photos, or text -- remove the disc after burning is complete, turn it over and the SH-W162L imprints the label, design, or photo onto the disc. This one-of-a-kind technology focuses light energy onto a thin dye coating to produce labels. Only LightScribe-ready CDs and DVDs can be inscribed by drives with LightScribe technology.
The SH-W162L offers users the benefit of many advanced technologies including: Silent Pulse Width Modulation (SPWM) and Automatic Ball Balancing System (ABS) to maximize performance and lower the volume of in use clatter when recording or reading at top speeds; Speed Adjustment Technology, to match the speed to the functionality of the disc; Tilt Actuator Compensation (TAC) for preferred writing condition when interacting with the objective lens; and Double Optimum Power Control, which balances the laser power on the sides of the disc for a better writing performance. Buffer Under Run Error is avoided by the power save attribute.
The SH-W162L supports the recording of DVD+R media at 16X, DVD-R at 16X, DVD+RW at 8X and double layer DVD+R at 8X. The SH-W162L is currently shipping and has an estimated street price of $70.