Looking at the Samsung "SE-S224Q/AMBN" is it a good drive?

I currently have a Samsung SH203N (TSST corp) drive and Im looking at an external Samsung drive the "SE-S224Q/AMBN" should I be expecting the same or better performance compared to the internal drive?

You should check the results and opinions on the SH-S223Q and SH-S223F in this forum, since those are the internal equivalent of the drive. There aren’t enough people who own the external model to give you any meaningful insight.

The general consensus I get is that the 20x Samsung drives were better burners than the newer 22x drives, but the 22x drives are better reader/rippers.