Equally broad support is available for for writable media, supporting all formats of BD-R and BD-RE, including dual-, triple-, and quad-layer discs. The drive is compatible with both Linux and WinCE. Please update this thread ASAP with the support required for this device under this operating system. This does not seem to be a power issue. I have been in contact with the Samsung Blu-ray writer support, who sent me a split USB power cable to try. Portable optical drives are becoming increasingly important as manufacturers slim down laptops and ultrabooks by removing the optical drive entirely.

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Subscribing to a newsletter indicates your consent to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. BDXL formats may be the next big thing in storage media, but at the moment, it’s pretty rare. Brian Westover Analyst, Hardware.

Samsung SE-506AB External Slim Blu-ray Re-Writer

Setting the Samsung apart, however, are features like Mac compatibility, tools for 2D to 3D conversion, and support for bleeding edge formats like triple- and quad-layer Blu-ray. This drive was sold to me on May through Amazon the year Windows 10 was released, it should have had supported drivers. How to Clone a Hard Drive. The drive is compatible with both Linux and WinCE.

Oh and yes, I have tried different BD discs which I know to be working on other devices including a built-in BD drive in one of the devices, confirming that it’s not the CyberLink PowerDVD software, if there was any doubt there. Naturally, he is now a journalist, writing about tec Thicker and heavier than competitors.


Fastest Mobile Networks sd-506ab Related Reviews CalDigit Tuff. It’s a little bigger and a little heavier, but with the SEAB’s AV connectivity and built-in 2D to 3D conversion not to mention cheaper pricea few ounces are easy to overlook.

Both I and my son who has the same writer and problem tried it and it makes no difference. You may unsubscribe from the newsletters at any time. Samsung covers the SEAB with a one-year warranty. Moderators, please take note of this wholly unacceptable situation.

I have tried using the manufacturer’s supplied single cable and a split cable. I had no issue with the single cable when I plugged it into my dock at my desk. This newsletter may contain advertising, deals, or affiliate links. Supports all major optical formats, including triple- and quad-layer Blu-ray XL.

I have tried the SE on three different computers with three different Win 10 builds ProHome and Pro Sounds like some of the newer ultrabooks just don’t have enough power in their USB ports. With both read and record functionality, this slim drive extends its usefulness even further.

Could this be the reason this writer is not working as it should? The conclusion I have to come to is it would appear that perhaps one of the many Win 10 OS updates may have lead to this failure and Samsung do not appear to have addressed it by releasing an updated driver.


Samsung SEAB Specs – CNET

It also stayed cool, never getting warmer than 85 degrees Fahrenheit as measured with a Fluke IR thermometer. Come on Samsung – do the decent thing se-560ab I’m sure it can’t be beyond your massive resources! I’ve read that this writer may not get enough power from a single USB connection. I cannot find these drivers on Samsung’s website. All forum topics Previous Topic Next Topic. Brian Westover is an Analyst for the Hardware Team, reviewing laptops, desktops, and storage devices.

I’ve removed the ‘solved’ mark. Check out our Videos! It is suggested that a split cable be used to facilitate simultaneous connection to two USB terminals or that a separately powered hub be used. I’ll chase up with our Head Office to see what we’re able to advise here.