Samsung SH-224GB

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#1

The SH-224GB uses an MT1862AN chip.


#2

[QUOTE=jadburner;2773240]The SH-224GB uses an MT1862AN chip.[/QUOTE]

Thanks for the info and confirming this.

In another thread, I was suspecting/speculating this new SH-224GB model possibly having an MT1862AN chip.


#3

@jadburner

Just wondering.

What is manufacturing date of your SH-224GB drive?

(On a huge tangent).

In another thread, I mentioned a local computer store was recently stocking the previous Samsung model SH-224FB with a January 2016 manufacturing date.

If I had to guess, this January 2016 manufactured batch might possibly be the last production run of SH-224FB drives.

(On a rambling offtopic tangent of a tangent).

My LG GH24NSC0 drive with an “SVC Code: NSC0” (LK00 fw) had a July 2015 manufacturing date. Also I noticed czary2mary1’s LG GH24NSD1 drive with an “SVC Code: NSD1” (LG00 fw) also had a July 2015 manufacturing date.

If I had to guess, my LG GH24NSC0 drive with an “SVC Code: NSC0” (LK00 fw) might possibly have been from the final production run of GH24NSC0 drives with the MT1862N chip. (The GH24NSD0/D1 appears to be using the MT1862AN chip).


#4

[QUOTE=jcroy;2773243]What is manufacturing date of your SH-224GB drive?[/QUOTE]

February 2016.


#5

[QUOTE=jcroy;2773242]In another thread, I was suspecting/speculating this new SH-224GB model possibly having an MT1862AN chip.[/QUOTE]

Great speculation, jcroy! :bow:


#6

[QUOTE=jadburner;2773246]February 2016.[/QUOTE]

Thanks for the info.

I’ll be picking up this drive too, once it shows up at local computer stores. (I haven’t seen it yet).


#7

[QUOTE=jadburner;2773247]Great speculation, jcroy! :bow:[/QUOTE]

With LG using the MT1862AN chip since July 2015, it wasn’t too much of a stretch to guess that Samsung would eventually come around and start using it too. :slight_smile:

(On a more general tangent).

At this point, I don’t even know where to start in speculating when the next Mediatek chip will be released. Whether (hypothetically) an “MT1862[B]B[/B]N” revision or a new “MT18[B]4[/B]2N” series (extrapolating).

Mediatek’s web site has very little to no insightful information, other than general marketing type stuff.

From the general trend over the past few years, it seems like LG and Samsung have been cranking out a new drive model every 12 months or so. This is probably also reflective of Mediatek cranking out new chip series/revisions every 12 months or so, almost like clockwork.

If it continues to run like clockwork, then perhaps LG’s engineers already have their hands on a new (hypothetical) “MT1862[B]B[/B]N” or “MT18[B]4[/B]2N” chip, and are already at work designing a new drive and writing a new firmware for it, ready to be manufactured this coming July 2016 ? :stuck_out_tongue:


#8

Verbatim 8x DVD+R DL
Branded
MKM 003 (Made in UAE)
SH-224GB (SB00)
Burned at 4x


#9

[QUOTE=jadburner;2773803]Verbatim 8x DVD+R DL
Branded
MKM 003 (Made in UAE)
SH-224GB (SB00)
Burned at 4x[/QUOTE]

Additional scans…


#10

Verbatim 8x DVD+R DL
Branded
MKM 003 (Made in UAE)
SH-224GB (SB00)
Burned at 6x


#11

[QUOTE=jadburner;2773805]Verbatim 8x DVD+R DL
Branded
MKM 003 (Made in UAE)
SH-224GB (SB00)
Burned at 6x[/QUOTE]

Additional scans…


#12

Verbatim 8x DVD+R DL
Branded
MKM 003 (Made in UAE)
SH-224GB (SB00)
Burned at 8x


#13

[QUOTE=jadburner;2773807]Verbatim 8x DVD+R DL
Branded
MKM 003 (Made in UAE)
SH-224GB (SB00)
Burned at 8x[/QUOTE]

Additional scans…


#14

Hi Jadburner,

is SB00 the latest firmware for SH-224 GB? I just bought one and could not find any info on the web…thanks in advance!


#15

There is no newer firmware.


#16

Thanks Albert!


#17

I thought I could post my first attempt to rip and burn one CD from my library to check SH-224 GB capabilities. Thanks for any input! take care!


#18

another capture from the above (same) rip/burning…:slight_smile:


#19

[QUOTE=seven8;2773848]I thought I could post my first attempt to rip and burn one CD from my library to check SH-224 GB capabilities. Thanks for any input! take care![/QUOTE]

Thanks for sharing your rip and burn, seven8. It’s hard to judge the quality of your burn, since Mediatek drives are not reliable CD scanners. It’s probably fine, it’s just hard to tell how good it is.


#20

FalconMedia Vision 8x DVD+R DL
White inkjet hub printable
MKM 003 (Made in UAE)
SH-224GB (SB00)
Burned at 4x