The interface provides the WriteMaster SH-S183L with a bandwidth of up to up to 600 MB/s, which makes it one of the fastest drives available today.The Samsung SH-S183L is available for $90.
Actual data transfer speeds, of course, are limited by sustained read and write speeds of the drive. Samsung said that the device supports all major DVD and CD media formats with 18X write speed (24.3 MB/s) only possible with DVD+R and DVD-R media. The maximum read speed in both cases is 12X (16.2 MB/s).
Samsung presents 18x Serial ATA DVD burner
Posted on Monday, Dec 11 2006 @ 14:12 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck