I just got one of these from Newegg to replace an aging LiteOn that’s having tray-ejection issues. I’ll see how it does. I have a number of other Samsung products (TV, standalone DVD player, phone) and they seem to make good stuff and the price was right.
They’ve changed the naming convention, so I’m not sure the FAQ applies to this any more, but what’s the difference between the SH-222 and the SH-222AB? And what does the “BEBE” suffix stand for? I gather it’s to do with labeling and packaging. It’s an OEM packaged drive that came with no software.
I note that my drive only says “Samsung” on it in very small print, in a couple of places on the label, as part of “Toshiba Samsung Storage Technology (Company)”. It’s not labeled as a Samsung on the front panel.