End of the road for 203B?

I been checking out http://www.samsungodd.com/eng/ site and it seems 203B disapeared from that site.

Now there is 203N (lightscribe) and 203D (non-lightscribe). Anyone have any more info about this?

203D

Media Code Speed Edit V 1.1.0.8

Firmware: TSSTcorpCDDVDW SH-S203D SB00
Bootcode: TSSTcorpCDDVDW SH-S203D BOOT

Overall supported media types: 334

DVD+R9 supported media types: 28
DVD+R supported media types: 80
DVD+RW supported media types: 36
DVD-R9 supported media types: 16
DVD-R supported media types: 108
DVD-RW supported media types: 43
DVD-RAM supported media types: 23

DVD+R9 supported media types: 28

CMC MAG D01 2.4x
CMC MAG D02 4x
CMC MAG D03 8x,6x,4x
CMC MAG D04 4x
FTI D08 2.4x
FTI R08 8x,6x,4x
INFOME D01 1x
KIC00000 D20 2.4x
MBIPG101 R10 8x,6x,4x
MBIPG101 R12 8x,6x,4x
MKM 001 4x,2.4x
MKM 003 10x,8x,6x,4x
MKM 004 16x,14x,12x,10x,8x,6x,4x
PHILIPS CD2 2.4x
PHILIPS PD2 4x
PRINCO 000 2.4x
PRINCO4X D00 4x
PRODISC D01 2.4x
PRODISC D04 8x,6x,4x
RICOHJPN D00 2.4x
RICOHJPN D01 8x,6x,4x
RICOHJPN D01 8x,6x,4x
RICOHJPN D02 16x,14x,12x,10x,8x,6x,4x
RITEK D01 2.4x
RITEK D03 4x
RITEK S04 4x
RITEK S04 8x,6x,4x
UMEDISC DL1 4x

DVD+R supported media types: 80

AML 001 4x
AML 002 8x,6x,4x
AML 003 16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
BeAll000 PG0 16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
CMC MAG E01 12x,8x,6x,4x
CMC MAG F01 4x
CMC MAG M01 18x,16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
CMC MAG M02 18x,16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
DAXON AZ2 8x,6x,4x
DAXON AZ3 16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
DDT 001 4x
DDT 002 8x,6x,4x
DDT003 003 16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
Dvsn+160 001 16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
EMDPAZ01 000 16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
FTI 016 16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
GSC503 H02 16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
INFODISC R10 4x
INFODISC R20 8x,6x,4x
INFOME R20 8x,6x,4x
INFOME R30 16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
IS01 001 4x
IS02… 001 8x,6x,4x
ISSM 001 8x,6x,4x
ISSM 003 16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
KIC00000 S80 8x,6x,4x
LD S03 8x,6x,4x
LD S04 16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
LGEP16 001 16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
MAXELL 001 4x
MAXELL 002 8x,6x,4x
MAXELL 003 18x,16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
MBIPG101 R04 12x,8x,6x,4x
MBIPG101 R05 18x,16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
MCC 002 4x
MCC 003 12x,8x,6x,4x
MCC 004 18x,16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
MICRON 001 8x,6x,4x
MICRON 002 16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
MJC 003 8x,6x,4x
MJC 005 16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
MPOMEDIA 080 8x,6x,4x
MUST 002 8x,6x,4x
MUST 006 16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
NAN YA FLX 16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
NANYA CLX 8x,6x,4x
ODMS 002 16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
OPTODISC OR4 4x
OPTODISC OR8 8x,6x,4x
OPTODISC R16 16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
POS R01 8x,6x,4x
PRODISC R02 4x
PRODISC R03 8x,6x,4x
PRODISC R04 16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
PRODISC R05 16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
Plasmon1 C01 8x,6x,4x
RICOHJPN R02 12x,8x,6x,4x
RICOHJPN R03 18x,16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
RICOHJPN R03 20x,18x,16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
RITEK F16 16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
RITEK P16 16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
RITEK R02 4x
RITEK R03 8x,6x,4x
RITEK R04 16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
RITEK R05 16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
RITEK R05 18x,16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
SONY D11 12x,8x,6x,4x
SONY D21 16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
TDK 001 4x
TDK 002 12x,8x,6x,4x
TDK 003 18x,16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
VDSPMSAB 001 4x
VDSPMSAB 001 4x
VIDEOLAR 002 8x,6x,4x
VIDEOLAR 003 16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
WFKA11 211 8x,6x,4x
WFKA11 321 16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
YUDEN000 T01 4x
YUDEN000 T02 12x,8x,6x,4x
YUDEN000 T03 20x,18x,16x,12x,8x,6x,4x

DVD+RW supported media types: 36

CMC MAG W01 2.4x
CMC MAG W02 4x,2.4x
CMC MAG W03 6x,4x
DAXON D42 4x,2.4x
DAXON W81 4x
INFODISC A01 2.4x
INFODISC A10 4x,2.4x
INFOME A20 4x
MBIPG101 W03 4x,2.4x
MBIPG101 W04 2.4x
MBIPG101 W05 4x
MCC A01 2.4x
MKM A02 2.4x
MKM A03 8x,6x,3.3x
MKM A03 8x,6x,3.3x
NANYA DRW 4x,2.4x
NANYASC DRW 2.4x
OPTODISC OP1 4x,2.4x
OPTODISC OP4 4x,2.4x
OPTODISC OP8 6x,4x
PHILIPS 010 4x,2.4x
PHILIPS 041 4x,2.4x
PHILIPS RW8 8x,6x,3.3x
PRODISC W01 2.4x
PRODISC W02 4x,2.4x
PRODISC W03 8x,6x,3.3x
RICOHJPN W01 2.4x
RICOHJPN W11 4x,2.4x
RICOHJPN W21 8x,6x,3.3x
RITEK 001 2.4x
RITEK 004 4x,2.4x
RITEK 008 8x,6x,3.3x
SENTINEL W01 2.4x
SENTINEL W02 4x,2.4x
SONY S11 2.4x
SONY S21 8x,6x,3.3x

DVD-R9 supported media types: 16

CMC MAG. AD4 4x
CMC MAG. AD8 8x,6x,4x
FTI RGD08 4x
JVC-RD40 4x
JVC-RD81 4x
KIC01RD040 4x
MBI 05RD30 8x,6x,4x
MKM 01RD30 4x
MKM 03RD30 10x,8x,6x,4x
MKM 04RD30 10x,8x,6x,4x
PRINCORDL05 4x
ProdiscDR24 4x
RICOHJPN R01 10x,8x,6x,4x
RITEKP01 4x
RITEKP02 4x
TYG11 8x,6x,4x

DVD-R supported media types: 108

80SONY-R0 4x
AML 4x
AN31 4x
BeAll G16001 16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
BeAll G40001 4x
CMC MAG. AE1 8x,6x,4x
CMC MAG. AF1 4x
CMC MAG. AM3 18x,16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
CMC MAG. AM4 18x,16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
DAXON008S 8x,6x,4x
DAXON016S 16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
DDTRG001 4x
DDTRG002 8x,6x,4x
DDTRG003 8x,6x,4x
Dvsn A001 4x
Dvsn-160 16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
Dvsn-80 8x,6x,4x
EDMA01 16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
FTI RG16 16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
FUJIFILM03 8x,6x,4x
FUJIFILM04 16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
GSC001 4x
GSC002 4x
GSC003 8x,6x,4x
GSC004 8x,6x,4x
GSC005 16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
GSC006 16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
IMC JPN R01 8x,6x,4x
INFODISC-R01 4x
INFODISC-R20 8x,6x,4x
INFOMEDIAR20 8x,6x,4x
INFOMEDIAR30 16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
INFOSMART01 4x
INFOSMART02. 8x,6x,4x
INFOSMART03. 16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
ISSM R02 16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
ISSM R01 8x,6x,4x
KDTTC1-TPCP2 16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
KDTVVV 8x,6x,4x
KIC01RG080 8x,6x,4x
KIC01RG160 16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
KIC01RG20 4x
LEADDATA S03 8x,6x,4x
LEADDATA S04 16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
LGE08 8x,6x,4x
LGE16 16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
LONGTEN 001 4x
MBI 01RG20 4x
MBI 01RG40 16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
MBI 03RG40 16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
MCC 00RG200 4x
MCC 01RG20 4x
MCC 02RG20 12x,8x,6x,4x
MCC 03RG20 18x,16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
MEI 00V003 4x
MJC M005 16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
MJC ME 8x,6x,4x
MUST 003 8x,6x,4x
MUST 007 16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
MXL RG01 4x
MXL RG01A 2x
MXL RG02 4x
MXL RG03 8x,6x,4x
MXL RG04 18x,16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
NAN YA F02 16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
OPTODISCR004 4x
OPTODISCR008 8x,6x,4x
OPTODISCR016 16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
POSG06 8x,6x,4x
POSG08 16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
PRINCO 4x
PRINCO8X02 8x,6x,4x
PRINCORGM1 16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
PVC001001 4x
Plasmon1A 8x,6x,4x
ProdiscF01 12x,8x,6x,4x
ProdiscF02 16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
ProdiscF03 16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
ProdiscS03 4x
ProdiscS04 8x,6x,4x
ProdiscS05 16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
RITEKF1 16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
RITEKF2 20x,18x,16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
RITEKG04 4x
RITEKG04 01 4x
RITEKG05 8x,6x,4x
RITEKM16 16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
SKC Co.,Ltd. 4x
SONY04D1 4x
SONY08D1 12x,8x,6x,4x
SONY16D1 18x,16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
TCLDS01 8x,6x,4x
TCLDS03 4x
TCLDS04 4x
TDKG02000000 4x
TTG01 4x
TTG02 8x,6x,4x
TTH01 12x,8x,6x,4x
TTH02 16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
TYG01 4x
TYG02 12x,8x,6x,4x
TYG03 20x,18x,16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
UME01 8x,6x,4x
UME02 16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
VDSPMSAB 01 4x
VIDEOLAR 02 8x,6x,4x
VIDEOLAR 03 16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
WFI A16002 16x,12x,8x,6x,4x

DVD-RW supported media types: 43

80SONY-W0 -? 1x
CMCW02 2x
CMCW03 4x,2x
CMCW04 6x,4x
DAXON_RW2X01 4x,2x
INFOMEDIA 2x
INFOMEDIAA20 1x
INFOMEDIAA30 6x,4x
JVC-WD20 2x,1x
JVC/VictorT7 1x
JVC0VictorD7 4x,2x
JVC1Victord7 6x,4x
JVC2Victor<7 2x,1x
JVC_VictorW7 2x
MBI01RWG 20 4x,2x
MCC 4x
MCC 00RW11N9 2x
MCC 01RW11n9 2x
MCC 01RW4X 2x
MEI 02RW0002 1x
MKM 01RW6X01 6x,4x
MXLRW001M X 2x
OPTODISCK001 2x
OPTODISCW002 2x
OPTODISCW004 4x,2x
OPTODISCW006 4x
PRINCO 2x
PRINCORW0004 4x,2x
PRINCORW2X01 2x
PVCW00V00245 2x
Prodisc DW04 2x
Prodisc DW06 4x,2x
ProdiscDVDRW 4x,2x
RITEKW01 2x
RITEKW04 4x,2x
RITEKW06 6x,4x
SONY000000U9 1x
TDK501saku=3 1x
TDK501saku]3 2x
TDK502sakuM3 2x
TDK601saku 4x,2x
TDK701saku 2x,1x
TDK701saku 6x,4x

DVD-RAM supported media types: 23

EK
Lot1A
MXL16
MXL17
MXL22
MXL7
MXL8
MXL9
MatsusM01J0002
MatsusM01J0005
MatsusM01J0005
MatsusM01J0007
MatsusM01J0008
MatsusM01J3002
MatsusM01J3003
MatsusM01J3004
MatsusM01J5006
Optodi
Optodi
ProdisLot1A
ProdisLot1A
RITEK
RIäEKÃ

look on page 2 it is listed there. :wink:

never mind, i see it now. not sure how i missed it :doh:

so what is the story behind 203D?

It could be the lightscribe version. I saw the lightscribe version at my local Best Buy last week but I didn’t notice the model number.

Here’s the specs for the S203D drive. It’s not a lightscribe drive according to the link below. For dual layer dvd-r the specs say only 12x read speed but the S203B specs say 16x read speed. :confused: That’s the only difference I see.
http://www.samsungodd.com/Eng/Products/Spec/spec.asp?functionvalue=view&parent_idx=4133&level_idx=4412

the bb lightscribe ver is the 203n.

Well they come and go to make room for newer models. Seems some company’s release new drive model number but not change anything but the f/w :bigsmile:

Might be right for Liteys and latest “BenQ’s”. :bigsmile:
But not when it comes to Samsung S203* series. Got my new* S203[B]N[/B] today and it uses different chip from S203B (MT1859L). S203N uses MT1859L[B]L[/B] main chip. (There are also other minor differences, except for the LightScribe h/w.) :wink:

[I]Edit.[/I] Added “BenQ’s”.

  • I bought this drive because I thought I killed my S203B, drive now up and runing again though. :smiley:

You’re referring to LG? :bigsmile:

Might be for the LS? :slight_smile:

yeah and LO’s like pinto2 said.

anyone noticed?

MKM 004 16x,14x,12x,10x,8x,6x,4x

yeah i think ala42 found that and added to new MCSE.

Yes, and RITEK S06 is missing. This media is suported in SB01 of 203B.