Samsung SE-T084L Slimline DVD Burner Review

 

The specifications of the Samsung SE-T084L state that the drive is able to write CD-R discs at 24x and CD-RW at 24x. Let us find out how the drive really performs in speed and quality.

Writing Data CD-R discs:       


For our data writing tests, we simply set up a new compilation of 703Mb using Nero Burning ROM software. Writing method used is DAO (Disc At Once), and the disc is set up as a non-multisession disc with “finalize disc” enabled. The screenshot below shows how long it takes to write a disc at the highest speed. (24x)

Samsung SE-T084L Slimline DVD Burner Review

The Samsung SE-T084L completed the burn in 6 minutes and 2 seconds.

Write quality:


We will test CD-R discs from many different CD-R manufacturers. To really measure the write speed, we used the “create data CD” function in Nero CD-Speed. The discs were written at the maximum speed that the drive supports. For the quality test, we used K-Probe 2 which is a tool developed by a Lite-On employee. It runs under Windows and works with drives made by Lite-On. Also note that different drives and different reading speeds may affect the results obtained when scanning the discs. We used a Lite-On SOHR-5238S drive with firmware 4S09 and scanned the discs at 48X speed.

A written CD-R disc will always have some C1 errors; C1 errors are easily corrected by the drive’s error correction capabilities. The next level of errors is C2, while C2 errors could also be corrected by most drive’s error correction capabilities; they are not wanted on a good quality disc. A good disc should not contain any C2 errors, and preferably have an average C1 error amount of below 2.0 for the best discs, or at least below 10.0 averages for good quality discs. After C2 errors, there are only un-correctable errors that will make a disc unusable.

Samsung SE-T084L Slimline DVD Burner Review

Samsung SE-T084L Slimline DVD Burner Review

Brand:

Unbranded Printable. Thanks to SVP UK for sending us this media

Manufacturer:

Taiyo Yuden

Code:

97m24s01f

Disc Type:

CD-R

Recording Layer:

Dye Type 1: Long Strategy (Cyanine, AZO)

Capacity:

79:59.72 (703MB)

Certified Speed:

48x

Write Speed:

24x (P-CAV)

Write Time:

5m:28s

C1 Average/Sec:

0.11

C2 Average/Sec:

0.0

An excellent result to start our CD-R quality tests, (highly recommended).


Samsung SE-T084L Slimline DVD Burner Review

Samsung SE-T084L Slimline DVD Burner Review

Brand:

Verbatim Super AZ0+Crystal DL – Thanks to Verbatim UK for sending us this media.

Manufacturer:

Mitsubishi Chemicals Corporation

Code:

97m34s23f

Disc Type:

CD-R

Recording Layer:

Dye Type 3: Long Strategy (Cyanine, AZO)

Capacity:

79:59.70 (703MB)

Certified Speed:

52x

Write Speed:

24x (P-CAV)

Write Time:

5m:28s

C1 Average/Sec:

1.29

C2 Average/Sec:

0.0

Another excellent result (highly rcommended).


Samsung SE-T084L Slimline DVD Burner Review

 

Samsung SE-T084L Slimline DVD Burner Review

Brand:

RICOH – Thanks to RICOH Europe (BV) for sending us this media.

Manufacturer:

Moser Baer India Limited

Code:

97m17s06f

Disc Type:

CD-R

Recording Layer:

Dye Type 6: Short Strategy (Phthalocyanine)

Capacity:

79:59.74 (703MB)

Certified Speed:

1x-52x

Write Speed:

24x (P-CAV)

Write Time:

5m:28s

C1 Average/Sec:

0.51

C2 Average/Sec:

0.0

Our RICOH media manufactured by Moser Baer India has burned with excellent quality (highly recommended).


Samsung SE-T084L Slimline DVD Burner Review

Samsung SE-T084L Slimline DVD Burner Review

 

Brand:

BenQ – Thanks to Daxon (Taiwan) for sending us this media.

Manufacturer:

Daxon

Code:

97m22s67f

Disc Type:

CD-R

Recording Layer:

Dye Type 7: Short Strategy (Phthalocyanine)

Capacity:

79:59.70 (703MB)

Certified Speed:

48x

Write Speed:

24x (P-CAV)

Write Time:

5m:29s

C1 Average/Sec:

0.38

C2 Average/Sec:

0.0

Once again we have an excellent result, (highly recommended).


Samsung SE-T084L Slimline DVD Burner Review

 

Samsung SE-T084L Slimline DVD Burner Review

Brand:

HP – Thanks to Medea International (UK) for sending us this media.

Manufacturer:

CMC Magnetics

Code:

97m26s66f

Disc Type:

CD-R

Recording Layer:

Dye Type 6: Short Strategy (Phthalocyanine)

Capacity:

79:59.71 (703 MB)

Certified Speed:

52x

Write Speed:

24x (P-CAV)

Write Time:

5m:28s

C1 Average/Sec:

1.35

C2 Average/Sec:

0.0

 

The result is excellent (highly recommended).


Samsung SE-T084L Slimline DVD Burner Review

Samsung SE-T084L Slimline DVD Burner Review

Brand:

Verbatim Super AZO – Thanks to Verbatim UK for sending us this media

Manufacturer:

Mitsubishi Chemicals Corporation

Code:

97m34s23f

Disc Type:

CD-R

Recording Layer:

Dye Type 3: Long Strategy (Cyanine, AZO)

Capacity:

79:59.70 (703MB)

Certified Speed:

48x

Write Speed:

24x (P-CAV)

Write Time:

5m:28s

C1 Average/Sec:

1.26

C2 Average/Sec:

0.0

Once again we have an excellent result (highly recommended).

 

Writing Quality with Re-Writable discs:


Samsung SE-T084L Slimline DVD Burner Review

Samsung SE-T084L Slimline DVD Burner Review

Brand:

Verbatim Ultra speed 24x – Thanks to Verbatim UK for sending us this media.

Manufacturer:

Mitsubishi Chemicals Corporation

Code:

97m34s25f

Disc Type:

Ultra Speed CD-RW 24x

Recording Layer:

Phase Change

Capacity:

79:59.74 (703MB)

Certified Speed:

24x

Write Speed:

24x (Z-CLV)

Write Time:

6m:20s

C1 Average/Sec:

4.13

C2 Average/Sec:

0.00

The result is good.


 

Summary:

CD-R writing quality is excellent with the Samsung SE-T084L and CD-RW was also good with our tested media.

Now let’s head on to the next page where we will test DVD recordable performance….