Samsung SH-224GB

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#41

Traxdata CD-R Pro-series Ritek 97m15s17f Made in China
Samsung SH-224GB fw.SB00
Nero 2016 x16










#42

TDK DVD+R MID:CMCMAGM01 Made in Tajwan
Samsung SH-224GB fw.SB00
Nero 2016 x8









#43

Thanks for the photos czary2mary1.

I just noticed my SH-224FB drives with a January 2016 manufacturing date, has the same metal housing as the SH-224GB drive (also with a January 2016 manufacturing date) in your photos. (ie. With the circular shaped mold on the top of the metal housing).

My older SH-224FB drive with an April 2015 manufacturing date, has a different looking metal housing with a “rectangular halves” looking mold on the top of the metal housing.

If I had to guess, perhaps by January 2016 (or slightly earlier) TSST/SEPHIL ran out of the older “rectangular halves” on top looking mold metal housing. So they used the newer circular shaped mold on top metal housing, to manufacture drives with the remaining leftover inventory of old SH-224FB parts. (Possibly the final run of SH-224FB drives). A rectangular shaped sticker with the SH-224FB drive’s serial number, was clumsily placed on top over the circular mold (unlike your SH-224GB drive with a circular shaped sticker with the drive’s serial number placed on top over the circular mold).


#44

Verbatim DVD+R MCC004 MBI Indie
Samsung SH-224GB fw.SB00
Nero 2016 x8









#45

Tiger 8x DVD+R DL
White inkjet hub printable
RITEK S04 (Made in Taiwan)
SH-224GB (SB00)
Burned at 4x


#46

[QUOTE=jadburner;2777437]Tiger 8x DVD+R DL
White inkjet hub printable
RITEK S04 (Made in Taiwan)
SH-224GB (SB00)
Burned at 4x[/QUOTE]

Additional scans…


#47

Tiger 8x DVD+R DL
White inkjet hub printable
RITEK S04 (Made in Taiwan)
SH-224GB (SB00)
Burned at 6x


#48

[QUOTE=jadburner;2777439]Tiger 8x DVD+R DL
White inkjet hub printable
RITEK S04 (Made in Taiwan)
SH-224GB (SB00)
Burned at 6x[/QUOTE]

Additional scans…


#49

Tiger 8x DVD+R DL
White inkjet hub printable
RITEK S04 (Made in Taiwan)
SH-224GB (SB00)
Burned at 8x


#50

[QUOTE=jadburner;2777441]Tiger 8x DVD+R DL
White inkjet hub printable
RITEK S04 (Made in Taiwan)
SH-224GB (SB00)
Burned at 8x[/QUOTE]

Additional scans…


#51

HP DVD-R MID:CMCMAGAM3 Made in Tajwan
Samsung SH-224GB fw.SB00
NERO 2016 x8






#52

From your posted pictures, it seems that this MTK-based drive correctly reports C1=BLER=E11+E21+E31. It’s a good drive for measuring CD quality. Would you test some more CDs with this drive and see if it also correctly reports C1=BLER?

[QUOTE=czary2mary1;2775971]Traxdata CD-R Pro-series Ritek 97m15s17f Made in China
Samsung SH-224GB fw.SB00
Nero 2016 x16

[/QUOTE]


#53

CMC Pro-Primera DVD-R WaterShield Glossy MID:TYG03
Samsung SH-224GB fw.SB00
Opti Drive Control x8








#54

PlexDisc DVD-R Printable Liquid Defense Plus MID : OPTODISCR016
Samsung SH-S224GB
Opti Drive Control x 6










#55

Do the 224GB also support so many different writing speeds like the older Samsung-drives? I remember speeds like 24x,22x,20x,18x etc?

No comparison with LG which support at 16x-media max. 3 speeds (24x, 16x, 8x)


#56

I think the many different speeds is probably a firmware feature and not drive specific. I don’t have the 224GB, but the 224BB that I have supports 4x, 6x, 8x, 10x, 12x, 14x and 16x with MCC 004 media.


#57

Yeah, it is a firmware feature.

Samsung uses same chipsets like LG and Liteon, but these manufacturers don´t offer so many different write speeds.

On the other hand, I don´t believe Samsung optimize for all these speeds the writing strategy, so the many write speeds are useless


#58

I looked for SH-224GB, but I could not find one locally. TSST drives seem to like Verbatim media I usually use the most, among all the drives that I own.


#59

Most drives like Verbatim :wink:

But the actual MBI-produced Verbatim are not so good like old Made in Taiwan by CMC and Prodisc. But Verbatim-labeled media is still much better than the media MBI produced with own mediacode


#60

I tried a few LiteOn iHAS drives (B, C, W) and they don’t seem to particularly like Verbatim media (at least as much as the Samsung drives I own). And I wasted many discs experimenting with different writing speeds without ever achieving good results.