By >Tom LESKIN
Samsung SE-506ABA, a slim portable Blu-ray writer for those on the go
We all know that many companies are trying to kill the optical disc drive, but today Samsung announced its new slim portable Blu-ray writer, the SE-506AB ODD.
Along with a beautifully engineered design, it features a hi-glossy anti-scratch surface and is supported with a USB power interface, meaning there’s no need for a wall adapter.
One thing most impressive is that it supports both Windows and Mac OS, plus with AV connectivity technology it can connect and play content on multimedia TVs with an available USB port.
The external drive also provides a variety of speeds across different data media types including BD Quadruple layering.
The SE-506AB should be available any day now, the press release mentions an Aug. 2011 debut, and you’ll be able to pick it up for around $140.
SAN JOSE, Calif.–Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a worldwide leader in digital consumer electronics and information technology, announced today its new slim portable Blu-ray Writer, the SE-506AB optical disk drive (ODD).SE-506AB features a slim and sleek design with a hi-glossy anti-scratch surface. It is 12 percent smaller than Samsung’s conventional Blu-ray drive to accommodate today’s hectic mobile lifestyle. The slim form factor is also supported with a USB power interface that eliminates the need for a separate electrical outlet.The SE-506AB drive is compatible with all major operating systems, including Win7 and Mac OS. In addition, the drive features Buffer Under Run technology to prevent errors that may result from writing speeds that exceed data transfer speeds, while also enabling PC multitasking.
Samsung ODD’s exclusive AV connectivity technology is featured on the new SE-506AB allowing users to easily connect and play content via AV connectivity function on multimedia TVs with an available USB port.
The drive also improves upon previous ODD models, which only recognize the first sub-directory and 1000 files. The new SE-506AB model now recognizes and allows access to the fifth sub-directory and more than 3000 files.
The external drive provides a variety of speeds across different data media types featuring BD Quadruple layering. Specific speeds include: 6X BD-ROM, 24X CD-ROM, 24X CD-RW reading and 6X BD-R, 6X BD-R Dual layer, 4X BD-R Quad layer, 8X DVD±R, 5X DVD-RAM, 6X DVD+R Dual layer, 6X DVD-R Dual layer, 8X DVD+RW, 6X DVD-RW recording.
As an eco-friendly product, the drive offers low-power consumption and lead-free soldering technology, a design that complies with international environmental regulations that limit the use of hazardous materials.
The SE-506AB will be available at the end of August 2011 at online retail outlets with a MSRP starting at $140.00. For more information please visit www.samsungodd.com.