10 DVD Burners: 16x and Dual-Layer - or Nothing!

Samsung TS-H552B / Memup DVDRW 16x

Samsung, a major player in the optical field, is known best of all for its CD and DVD drives, which are built into OEM machines and assembler-built PCs. The Korean manufacturer also has a line of DVD burners that are sold at retail, however. The top of this line is the TS-H552B, which also powers the DVDRW 16x from Memup. Samsung offers software called Magic Speed that limits the speed to 32x to reduce vibration.

Main characteristics:

  • Reading
    • CD: 40x
    • DVD: 16x
  • Writing
    • CD-R: 40x
    • CD-RW: 32x
    • DVD-R: 12x
    • DVD+R: 16x
    • DVD-RW: 4x
    • DVD+RW: 4x
    • DVD+R DL: 2.4x
  • Buffer: 2 MB
  • Firmware: TS04

The burner's compatibilities and specifications according to DVD Info and Nero Info Tools:


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  • sasquatch451
    Please report noise levels in optical drive reviews. This is a big factor in which drive to buy for some people. My current DVD burner sounds like a jet engine for 5 minutes after putting a disc in.
  • Ubrales
    Very informative article. Now I have a better understanding of Dual Layer DVDs