Category: Storage and Hard Drives
Caution Level: Intermediate
Download File Size: 413 KB
Operating System: Windows 98, ME. 2000, XP
Latest Version / Release Date: F500 / 08 Oct 2007
The Samsung SD-616 is an optical DVD drive that supports DVD-R/RW read and DVD+/RW and has a vibration absorber that has DVD-RAM read. The drive has an internal enclosure type with a tray loading mechanism and an EIDE/ATAPE interface. The drive mounting may be done either horizontally or vertically and the disc formats that are supported include DVD-RAM, DVD-R, DVD+R DL, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-RW, DVD-ROM, DVD-R DL, DVD-Video, CD-R, CD-RA, CD-RW, CD-Audio, CD-ROM, CD-ROM/XA, Video-CD, Photo CD, CD-I, CD-Extra and CD-TEXT. Read transfer rates for the DVD ROM are 16 X with 21.6 MB/second while for CD-ROM it is 48x 7.2 MB/second. The standard access times for DVD-ROM is 95 ms while that of the CD-ROM is 100 ms. The drive is equipped with a multi read function that can support most formats DVD and CD formats with stabilized playback operation.
Unless you update your drivers regularly you may face hardware performance issues.
To check your drivers you should manually verify every device on your system for driver updates
The Samsung SD-616 DVD drive is compatible with various soft MPEG and MPED 2 cards. The component however, does not have RoHS E-Co Product as well as WBS or wheel balancing system. The Balancing system that is installed in the drive is ABS or automatic ball balancing. The Samsung SD-616 uses a burst transfer rate of 16.6 MB/s for PIO Mode 4 and 16.6 MB/s for DMA Mode. The product dimensions are 148.2 x 42 x 184 mm for the width, height and depth respectively and its net weight is 0.85 kilograms. In order to update a firmware the programs needed are SFDNWIN as well as WIN INQUIRY. It is important to find out the current version of the firmware that is in use before any attempt to make a firmware upgrade. The firmware that is indicated by the manufacturer is for use only on retail optical drives. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and SAMSUNG DVD-ROM SD-616E errors before installing any driver updates.