Pros Compatible with both Windows and Mac. Find out more here Close. Unlike most USB Y-cables included with these sorts of drives, this cable has beefy plug connectors, reducing the likelihood of developing a break or a short at this common point of failure. Get Our Best Stories! Brian Westover Analyst, Hardware. PCMag reviews products independently , but we may earn affiliate commissions from buying links on this page. BDXL formats may be the next big thing in storage media, but at the moment, it’s pretty rare.

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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. All to no avail. Check out our Videos! I have been in contact with the Samsung Blu-ray writer support, who sent me a split USB power cable to try. The SEAB has plastic construction, and the exterior is covered in a textured polka-dot pattern.

I realise we could get into a blame game situation, with Samsung blaming Microsoft and Microsoft blaming Samung. I can confirm that a split cable does work, whereas my single cable that came with the drive does not work when plugged directly into my Surface Book.

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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. I believe the writer is designed for USB 2. Compatible with both Windows and Mac. Naturally, he is now a journalist, writing about tec Thicker and heavier than competitors.

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I’ll sw-506ab up with our Head Office to see se-056ab we’re able to advise here. This site uses cookies.

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

DVD media reads at 8x, while CD media reads at 24x. Come on Samsung – do the decent thing – I’m sure it can’t be beyond your massive resources!

Pros Compatible with both Windows and Mac. Could this be the reason this writer is not working as it should?

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Subscribing to a newsletter indicates your consent to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Brian Westover Analyst, Hardware. It gave us no problems in testing, and the included CyberLink software is straightforward and easy to use.

This newsletter may contain advertising, deals, or affiliate links. I have tried the SE on three different computers with three different Win 10 builds ProHome and Pro You also will run into problems trying s-e506ab play the discs on any other player, because unlike dual-layer Blu-ray discs, regular Blu-ray hardware doesn’t support BDXL. It also stayed cool, never getting warmer than 85 degrees Fahrenheit as measured with a Fluke IR thermometer.


It would seem we all now have a writer that will not work with Windows 10 and neither Samsung or Microsoft or their se-5506ab are going to do anything about it.

This was cute when he was five, but worrisome at seventeen. Fastest Mobile Networks I had no issue with the single cable when I plugged it into my dock at my desk.

Cons Thicker and heavier than competitors. Sounds like some of the newer ultrabooks just don’t have se-506qb power in their USB ports.

I agree with you that it’s unacceptable. Auto-suggest helps you quickly narrow down your search results by suggesting possible matches as you type. The drive is compatible with both Linux and WinCE. 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.

Western Digital My Book. I cannot find these drivers on Samsung’s website.