Samsung SN-S082M Slim Drive Review

Reading performance:


For these tests we will use Nero CD-DVD Speed to read various CD and DVD’s, including audio discs and DVD-media.

Pressed discs:

For this test we used a pressed CD-ROM disc containing Roxio Easy Media Creator 7.5 install CD that is close to 75 minutes long. Below you will see the produced result:

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The Samsung SN-S082M reached 24.21x read speed. Let’s compare it with some other drives below.

Pressed
Discs

Average
Read
Speed

Start
 Read 
Speed

End
 Read 
Speed

Seek
Times
 Random

Seek
 Times 
1/3

Seek
 Times 
Full

NEC
ND-7551A

19.03x

11.08x

25.14x

133ms

153ms

250ms

Samsung
SN-S082M

18.27x

10.27x

24.21x

132ms

145ms

243ms

The Samsung SN-S082M is slightly slower than the NEC ND-7551A when it comes to reading pressed CD-ROMs.

 

CD-Recordable Discs:

For this test, we made a copy of the original Easy Media Creator 7.5 install CD. The disc we used was a Taiyo Yuden 52x certified CD-R disc manufactured by Taiyo Yuden.

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The Samsung SN-S082M reached 24.47x read speed. Let’s compare it with the NEC ND-7551A below drives below.

CD-R
Discs

Average 
Read
Speed

Start
 Read 
Speed

End
 Read 
Speed

Seek
Times
 Random

Seek
 Times 
1/3

Seek
 Times 
Full

NEC
ND-7551A

19.50x

11.10x

25.88x

Samsung
SN-S082M

18.53x

10.57x

24.47x

131ms

143ms

225ms

The Samsung SN-S082M was slightly slower than the NEC ND-7551A.

 CD-Rewritable discs:

Again, we made a copy of the original Easy Media Creator 7.5 install CD; this time we used a Verbatim Ultra Speed+ (32X) CD-RW disc made by Mitsubishi Chemicals Corporation.

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The CD-RW reading speed is equal to the CD-R reading performance of the drive.

CD-RW
Discs

Average 
Read
Speed

Start
 Read 
Speed

End
 Read 
Speed

Seek
Times
 Random

Seek
 Times 
1/3

Seek
 Times 
Full

NEC
ND-7551A

19.14x

10.91x

25.14x

Samsung
SN-S082M

18.54x

10.56x

24.48x

133ms

145ms

223ms

Again, the Samsung SN-S082M was slightly slower than the NEC ND-7551A.

 

100 minutes CD:

We used Nero CD-DVD Speed to measure the transfer rate. The 100 min disc we used is slightly larger than the disc used for the other tests, to be exact it is 96 minutes and 36 seconds long.

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As you can see, the drive had no problems with 100min CD-R media.

Audio – Digital Audio Extraction:

To test the digital audio extraction performance of the Samsung SN-S082M, again we used Nero CD/DVD-Speed to measure the transfer rate. The audio disc we used is about 75 minutes in length (74:45:27 min).

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The Samsung SN-S082M reached 24.28 when reading our test audio disc. Let’s compare it with the NEC ND-7551A below.

Audio
Discs

Average 
Read
Speed

Start
 Read 
Speed

End
 Read 
Speed

Seek
Times
 Random

Seek
 Times 
1/3

Seek
 Times 
Full

NEC
ND-7551A

19.00x

10.75

25.75x

133ms

244ms

254ms

Samsung
SN-S082M

18.49x

10.39x

24.48x

126ms

146ms

235ms

The reading performance is again not as good as the reading performance of the NEC drive.

Audio Extraction:

For this test we used EAC (Exact Audio Copy) to test the drives Audio extraction performance. As we can see from the screenshot below, the drive supports accurate stream and C2 error info.

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Below are the results produced by EAC:

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Samsung SN-S082M Slim Drive Review

The Samsung SN-S082M performed excellent in burst mode but was much slower in secure mode.

Advanced audio – DAE quality test:

Before we move on to testing DVD read speeds, we will take a last audio test, and this time we used the “Advanced DAE Quality Test” feature in CD-Speed. For this test we used a JVC CD-R DA media.

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The extracting quality is excellent and it should support everything, except reading the Leadin / Leadout. However the drive was not able to copy on at 16x.

DVD reading performance:


Again, we will use Nero CD-DVD Speed to measure the reading performance, this time for various types of DVD discs. The drive should read pressed single layer DVD-discs at 16X.

DVD – DVD-Video:

For our DVD reading performance tests we are going to start with single and dual layered DVD video discs. While only 1X speed is required to watch DVD movies, it’s useful to be able to read the discs at higher speeds if you’re going to extract (rip) the content of the disc to your hard drive.

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DVD-Video Single Layer

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DVD-Video Double Layer (OTP) 

As we can see, it reads DVD-Video Single layer at 8x and DVD-Video Double layer at 6x.

DVD
Video

Average 
Read
Speed
(SL)

Start
 Read 
Speed
(SL)

End
 Read 
Speed
(SL)

Average 
Read
Speed
(DL)

Start
 Read 
Speed
(DL)

End
 Read 
Speed
(DL)

NEC
ND-7551A

3.68x

2.05x

4.90x

3.78x

2.09x

5.03x

Samsung
SN-S082M

6.08x

3.31x

8.11x

4.73x

2.47x

6.29x

The Samsung SN-S082M performed a lot better when reading both, pressed DVD-SL and DVD-DL media.

 

DVD – DVD+R/RW:


For this test, we used one DVD+R and one DVD+RW with about 4.4GB of data. Below are the results:

 DVD+R:

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DVD+RW:

Samsung SN-S082M Slim Drive Review

DVD+R
DVD+RW

Average 
Read
Speed
(+R)

Start
 Read 
Speed
(+R)

End
 Read 
Speed
(+R)

Average 
Read
Speed
(+RW)

Start
 Read 
Speed
(+RW)

End
 Read 
Speed
(+RW)

NEC
ND-7551A

6.01x

3.32x

8.03x

6.06x

3.32x

8.09x

Samsung
SN-S082M

6.14x

3.39x

8.21x

6.14x

3.40x

8.21x

The Samsung SN-S082M performed similar to the NEC ND-7551A.

 

DVD – DVD-R/RW:


For this test, we used one DVD-R disc and one DVD-RW disc filled with about 4.4GB of data. Our test results are found below:  

DVD-R:

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DVD-RW:

Samsung SN-S082M Slim Drive Review

 There are hardly any differences in the speed, compared to reading the DVD-R/RW discs.

DVD-R
DVD-RW

Average 
Read
Speed
(+R)

Start
 Read 
Speed
(+R)

End
 Read 
Speed
(+R)

Average 
Read
Speed
(+RW)

Start
 Read 
Speed
(+RW)

End
 Read 
Speed
(+RW)

NEC
ND-7551A

6.05x

3.34x

8.08x

6.06x

3.34x

8.09x

Samsung
SN-S082M

6.22x

3.45x

8.32x

6.22x

3.44x

8.32x

 

DVD – DVD+R DL:


For this test, we used one DVD+R DL disc and the result can be found below:

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The SN-S082M reads DVD+R DL media with up to 6x speed.

DVD – DVD-R DL:


For this test, we used one DVD-R DL disc and the result can be found below:

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The Samsung SN-S082M reads DVD-R DL media with up to 6x speed.

DVD – DVD-RAM:


For this test, we used a Verbatim DVD-RAM 5x disc and the result can be found below:

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Summary:

The Samsung SN-S082M is a very slow drive compared to a nowadays standard standalone PC DVD-Writer, but this drive is a Laptop DVD-Writer and here it is a good and reliable reader.

Now let’s head over to the next page where we will test CD-R/RW writing performance……