User's Guide
FCC Compliance
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B
digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC rules.
These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful
interference in a residential installation.
This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and,
if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful
interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that
interference will not occur in a particular installation.
If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception,
which can be deter-mined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is
encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following
Re-orient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which
the receiver is connected.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
Safety Precautions
Your CD-R/RW Drive
Upgrading the Firmware Flash Memory
System Requirements
Installing the CD-R/RW Drive
Connecting the Cables
Installing the CD Record Utility
Installing the Device Driver
Setting Up the Device Driver
Using the CD-R/RW Drive
Storing and Cleaning Your Discs
Solving Recording Problems
Caution with errors
Recommended Disc Types
Term Description
Solving Technical Problems
Technical Specifications
Safety Precautions
The following diagrams illustrate the precautions to be taken when using
your CD-R/RW drive.
✱ Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for
compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
You must not use the drive in any manner other than that specified in this guide.
Do not attempt to repair the CD-R/RW drive yourself.
Contact your dealer or local SAMSUNG representative for all repairs.
If you make any adjustments or perform any operations other than those
specified in this guide, you run the risk of exposure to hazardous radiation.
Avoid exposing your eyes or skin to direct or scattered radiation.
Please refer to the Samsung limited warranty statements.
1. To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose this
appliance to rain or moisture.
2. Always check each disc for cracks before using it. If there are
cracks on the surfaces, especially around the border of the center
hole, we recommend that you make a copy of the disc immediately
and then stop using it. If you continue using the disc, it will probably
develop more cracks and eventually cause irreparable damage.
* All product names mentioned in this document are trademarks or
registered trademarks of their respective owners.
3. Do not use poor quality discs:
From unknown sources
Without any copyright
Scratched or damaged in any way
Upgrading the Firmware Flash Memory
The product firmware can be upgraded by downloading the updated file from the
following Web site:
System Requirements
Before you install the CD-R/RW drive, we strongly recommend that you check that
your setup meets the system requirements listed below.
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1. Connector for stereo headphones with a 3.6 mm stereo mini-jack.
2. Headphone volume control.
3. Emergency eject hole. (if the compartment does not open when you
press the Eject button, power off the computer, insert a pin or unfolded
paper clip in the hole and push firmly)
4. Indicator Light. (GREEN: Read RED: Record)
5. Disc compartment. (the compartment opens and closes automatically
when you press the Eject button)
6. Eject button.
Intel Pentium II (or higher), 64 MB of RAM (or higher)
with an E-IDE interface
Disk space
700 MB minimum
Windows version
Windows 95 / 98 OSR2 / 2000 / ME or XP /
Windows NT 4.0 (or higher)
General DMA Installation Guide
Windows 95/98/Me
Please read the entire DMA installation guide before installing your CD-R/RW drive.
About DMA Installation
For stable writing performance at high speeds, Installation of DMA transfer mode forE-IDE/ATAPI
interface is strongly recommended. We recommend DMA mode for fast writing.
DMA Setting
Before you install your CD-R/RW drive, we recommend to set DMA to enabled on your
PC system. See the following procedure to set DMA transfer mode in windows
oprerating system. (Windows 95 OSR2/98/ME)
1. Two-pin digital audio output terminal for use with a sound or MPEG card
supporting digital audio features.
2. Four-pin sound output terminal for use with a sound card.
(refer to the sound card documentation for further details)
3. Master/slave select terminal.
4. 40pin host E-IDE interface connector.
5. 4pin power terminal.
Click on START
Click on Settings
● Select Control Panel
● Select the System Icon
● Select the Device Manager panel
in System Properties
● Expand the CD-ROM icon
Select your CD-R/RW drive
Click on the Properties button
● Click on the Settings tab
● Check the DMA checkbox to enables DMA.
● Click OK
● Restart your PC
Windows 2000/XP
Select the DMA mode by selecting [Start > Setting > Control Panel > System >
Device Manager > IDEATA/ATAPI Controller > Default/Assistant IDE Channel
Advanced Information]
Your CD-R/RW Drive
Installing the CD-R/RW Drive
To install your CD-R/RW drive in the PC, proceed as follows.
2 Connecting the E-IDE cable
1 Make sure that the PC is powered off and disconnected from any power source.
2 If necessary, attach a horizontal bracket to
Insert the IDE cable (40-pin), which is connected to the hard disk to the interface
terminal. (Place the red line of the cable close to the Pin 1.)
Pin 1
both sides of the drive.
Key Slot
Use of the brackets depends on your computer model;
you can purchase these accessories separately from
your computer dealer.
Red Line
3 Remove the cover from a free expansion slot
and install the CD-R/RW drive,
as shown in the illustration.
If you have no free expansion slot,
install the drive in place of the
diskette drive.
When using one E-IDE cable
Connect the cable to the SL (Slave) of the Master/Slave Select Terminal at
the rear of the CD-R/RW drive.
Slave Drive (Choose the SL Jumper)
Connecting the Cables
Power cable
When using two E-IDE cable
E-IDE cable
If there is only one CD-R/RW drive, select MA (Master).
Master/slave select terminal
Master Drive (Choose the MA Jumper)
Audio cable
1 Connecting the power cable
The 4-pin power cable from the internal power unit of your computer must be
connected to the power terminal on the rear of the CD-R/RW drive.
If there is only one CD-R/RW drive, select MA (Master) / SL (Slave).
Master Drive (Choose the MA Jumper)
Slave Drive (Choose the SL Jumper)
Cut side
+12V DC
+5V DC
Note:An improperly connected power cable may cause trouble. Check the direction of
the power connector and the incline side of the CD-R/RW drive before connecting.
(Choose the MA jumper) (Choose the SL jumper)
3 Installing a jumper on the master/slave select terminal
Connect a jumper to the rear side of the CD-R/RW.
If the jumper is connected to MA (Master), it will work in the Master mode.
If the jumper is connected to SL (Slave), it will work in the Slave mode.
If the jumper is connected to CS (CSEL), you can control the device by using
the host interface signal CSEL. (In general, connection to MA is recommended.)
To record data on a CD-R or CD-RW disc in the CD-R/RW drive, you must first
install the CD record utility. For compatibility reasons, you are recommended to
uninstall any existing software of the same type before installing this utility.
1 Insert the disc supplied with the CD-R/RW drive in the drive.
2 Follow the instructions displayed on the screen to install the utility.
Refer to the separate utility documentation for further details.
3 Store the utility disc in a safe place.
CS : Cable Select(CSEL)
SL : Slave
MA : Master
Installing the Device Driver
No additional device driver is needed for Windows 95/98/2000/ME/XP/NT4.0,
as the default Windows device driver is used. You can check that the CD-R/RW
drive has been correctly detected by Windows. To do so, proceed as follows.
4 Connecting the audio cable from a sound card
Connect the 4-pin audio cable between the sound output terminal on the
CD-R/RW drive and the audio input terminal on the sound card.
For clearer sound, use a digital output terminal.
(Available only for the CAID that supports digital output)
This may not be available for general sound cards.
Sound Card
Sound Output Terminal Digital Output Terminal
1 Double-click on the My Computer icon on your desktop.
2 Double-click on the Control Panel folder.
3 Double-click on the System icon.
4 Click on the Device Manager tab.
5 Expand the CD-ROM branch.
The SAMSUNG CD-R/RW SW - *** device name is displayed.
The SAMSUNG device driver enables discs in the CD-R/RW drive to be read but not
recorded in an MS-DOS environment; the driver is located in the D driver folder on the
CD record utility disc.
Audio Input Terminal
of the Sound Card
Installing the CD Record Utility
◆ Automatic
Using the CD-R/RW Drive
To play audio or video CDs in your CD-R/RW drive, proceed as follows.
1 Insert the setup diskette in the diskette drive and change the directory to A:,
where A: is the diskette drive.
To do so, type A: after the C:\ prompt and press [Enter].
1 Push the power button and boot the computer.
2 After booting the computer, open the disc
compartment by pressing the Eject button.
3 Insert the disc (CD) with the label on the disc
2 Type CDSETUP and press [Enter].
facing upwards and close the disc compartment
by pressing the Eject button.
The indicator light comes on.
3 Reboot the computer.
4 Play the disc (CD).
Playing Audio CDs
◆ Manual
1 Make the C:\SAMSUNG directory.
2 Copy the files from the diskette to the C:\SAMSUNG directory.
To do so, type COPY A: * . * C:\SAMSUNG after the C:\prompt and press
3 Edit the CONFIG.SYS file.
----------------------------------------------------------------------DEVICE = C :\SAMSUNG\SSCDROM.SYS/D : SSCD000/V
4 Edit the AUTOEXEC.BAT file.
Add the C:\SAMSUNG\MSCDEX/D:SSCD000 entry.
----------------------------------------------------------------------C :\SAMSUNG\MSCDEX /D:SSCD000
Run the CD player supplied with Windows or your sound card.
You can listen to the CD by connecting headphones to the appropriate connector.
If you have installed the appropriate player, such as Microsoft Windows Media
Player, you can adjust the volume using the headphone volume control on the
drive front panel.
If you select DIGITAL at CD Audio Play in Media Player of Windows ME,
the earphone does not appear in the Digital Mode.
Storing and Cleaning Your Discs
To ensure a long service life for your discs and drive, follow the pre-cautions
below when storing and cleaning your discs.
1 Do not place a disc in direct sunlight.
2 Store a disc vertically in a well-ventilated and
stable location.
3 Do not write or attach a label on a disc.
4 Do not drop a disc or place heavy objects on it.
5 Do not touch the surface of a disc; hold it by
the edges.
5 Reboot the computer.
6 To clean a disc, polish lightly from the inside
of the disc to the outside with a soft cotton cloth.
7 Do not leave the disc compartment open
when you are not using it.
Setting Up the Device Driver
If you have any problems recording via your CD-R/RW drive,
follow the appropriate instructions below for the source that you are using.
◆ Hard
3 Decompress the hard disk if it is compressed.
4 Make sure that the space available on the hard disk is at least twice the
size of the largest file to be recorded on the disc.
5 If you wish to record more than 1000 small files:
First create an image file and copy the image file to the disc.
Choose the low record speed
Compress small files and then record them
1 Do not work on a multi-tasking environment and remove screen savers.
If you work on a multi-tasking environment while the CD-RW drive
is recording/deleting data, Buffer Under-Run may occur.
2 Do not allow any external access to the Host PC while recording data.
If another user accesses your printer through a network while you are
recording data, errors may occur.
3 Remove the Auto-Run function of the CD.
If you insert a CD that has the Auto-Run function to a drive connected to a
PC while recording/deleting data, this may cause errors.
How to cancel (select) the Auto-Run function
Cancel (Select) the Auto-Run function in [Start > Setting > Control Panel >
System > Device Manager > CD-ROM Setting]
4 Use image files when you record many small files.
1 Copy the network drive contents to the hard disk and then from the hard disk
to the CD-R/RW drive.
Every CD-R or CD-RW drive records data by applying recording laser onto a CD.
If the CD is damaged or recording data is not possible, you need to remove the
following causes of the error before using the CD.
It is recommended to set a CD-R or CD-RW drive as follows.
1 Check whether the source file is corrupted.
2 Optimize the hard disk by using the Windows defragmenter feature:
◆ Network
Caution with errors
If you use a lot of small size files for recording, this may reduce the transaction
rate of the PC. Although Justlink function is often run, the recording quality
may become low.
If you copy a CD from another, you do not require making available space in the
hard disk. However, when you use image files, you need to copy them on the hard
disk first and then copy to a CD. In this case, you need to ensure maximum 700MB
of available space in the hard disk for reliable recording process.
1 Clean the source CD, if necessary.
5 Use an E-IDE cable, which has the specified length (46cm).
2 Create an image file and then copy the image file to the CD-R/RW drive.
3 Check the CD-ROM drive record speed.
6 Use only one recording software program.
There are two recording methods :
Low-speed (file by file)
High-speed (transfer of an image file from the hard disk)
4 If the transfer speed of the CD-ROM drive is slower than the record speed,
reduce the record speed.
Using E-IDE cables longer than 46cm may cause errors during data transaction.
To install a software program for recording, uninstall any other types or versions
of recording software programs first and then reboot the computer.
Make sure you use the recording software CD (Nero Burning Rom /
Roxio Easy CD Creator) provided by us.
Using our software program with others may cause errors in recording.
Not compatible with Windows 95 in case of Roxio Software.
Solving Recording Problems
H/S-RW : Ricoh, Ritek, CMC, SKC
CD-RW : Ricoh, Ritek, MCC, PRODISC, SKC
Solving Technical Problems
Meaning / Solution
The CD-R/RW drive is not
detected by the computer.
Check that the power, audio and IDE cables are
correctly connected to the computer.
After installing the CD-R/RW
drive, the PC gets slower.
Change the IDE cable and reconnect it to the
Preferably, connect a second IDE cable to the
CD-R/RW drive in master mode.
Check the position of the jumper in the master/slave
select terminal.
Term Description
The CD-R/RW drive is not
recognized by MS-DOS.
Reinstall the device driver or update it with the
latest version by downloading it from the
Samsung Web site.
The CD-R/RW drive is not
detected by Windows.
This case may occur when there is a Windows
installation problem; reinstall Windows.
No sound is heard from an
audio CD.
Check whether the audio cable is correctly
connected to the sound output terminal on the
CD-R/RW drive and the sound card CD-IN terminal.
What is Buffer Under-Run?
Every CD-R or CD-RW drive records the data that the Host PC wants to record
until the data flow ends.
However, if the buffer becomes empty temporarily, this may cause errors in
recording data.
Check that the sound card is operational.
Adjust the volume control.
Run the CD player supplied with Windows or your
sound card.
You can listen to the CD by connecting headphones
to the appropriate connector.
If you have installed the appropriate player, such as
Microsoft Windows Media Player, you can adjust the
volume using the headphone volume control on the
drive front panel.
What is Auto-Run?
If inserting a CD into a drive, the operating system executes the Autorun.inf file
of the CD automatically.
What is Justlink?
This function is to check the buffer to see if there are data while recording.
If the buffer is empty, it waits at the address and then restarts recording after
the buffer is full.
You can avoid Buffer Under-Run problems by applying the above-mentioned
If you select DIGITAL at CD Audio Play in Media
Player of Windows ME/XP, the earphone does not
appear in the Digital Mode.
A CD is not read or is read
too slowly.
Check whether the CD is of good quality and clean it,
if necessary.
The disc compartment will
not open.
Check that the power cable is correctly connected.
Power off and disconnect the PC.
Insert a pin or unfolded paper clip in the emergency
hole and push firmly until the disc compartment opens.
Recommended Disc Types
Technical Specifications
Meaning / Solution
SAMSUNG continually strives to improve its products. Both the design specifications
and these user instructions are thus subject to change without notice.
When the MPEG software
plays a Video CD, the
pictures are not regular and
the running speed is too slow.
Adjust the size of the replay screen.
The Disc is not in message is
displayed even though a disc
has been inserted.
The computer may not recognize the disc if you
start playback too quickly after inserting the disc.
Open and close the disc compartment and try again.
Disc types supported
in write mode
Erasing disc types
Clean the disc and try again.
Disc diameter
The CD-R/RW drive is not
detected after it is connected
to a sound card.
IN CD has the Formatted
Disc Eject function.
After checking the display resolution, adjust it,
if necessary.
The interface mode of the sound card is AT-BUS.
You must therefore connect the CD-R/RW drive to
the IDE port on the PC mother board, rather than
to the sound card, or install an E-IDE compatible
sound card.
Disc types supported
in read mode
Data transfer rate
CD-R W : 1500 KB/sec. (10X), 600 KB/sec. (4X),
Right-click the mouse on TRAY ICON (right side of
the menu bar at the bottom of the monitor) and then
select "Eject" to take the CD out.
This seems to occur when you select the recording
function as the system selects "Image Recorder"
instead of SW-232.
In this case, select a recorder from the menu items
at the upper part of NERO and then select SW-232
from the Recorder Selection window.
When installing the recording software, try not to
install the software before the ROM drive as this
makes the Image Recorder selected.
The Recorder cannot
recognize the disc.
Use the firmware automatic upgrade function
available at the ODD service website to download
the newest firmware and then reinstall the recording
software which is included in the bundle.
Access time (typical)
CD: CAV 40 Access Time CD-RW : CAV 32 Access Time
PIO Mode 4:16.6MB/sec,
Multiword DMA mode 2:16.6MB/sec
110ms (typical)
Data Buffer
Semiconductor laser
Slide mechanism
Stepping motor
Spindle motor
Load mechanism
Brushless motor
Tray. DC motor (Soft Eject).
Mode 1: 1 block/1012, Mode 2: 1 block/109
Eject button
Auto eject or Auto inject
Play / Read (GREEN) Record (RED), Operation LED
Headphone output
Stereo mini-jack (Ø 3.6 mm) 0.65±20% (vrms) 33Ω
Volume control
Dial type
Required power
+5 VDC: 1.5 A (max.), +12 VDC: 1.5 A (max.)
Interface connector
Audio output
Line out 0.75±20% (vrms) : 47KΩ
Jumper block
Device configuration jumper
120 mm or 80 mm
Recording CD-R : 600 KB/sec. (4X), 1,200 KB/sec. (8X),
1800 KB/sec. (12X), 2,400 KB/sec. (16X),
3600 KB/sec. (24X), 4,800 KB/sec. (32X),
Select the drive where the disc is inserted from
Windows Explorer.
Right-click the mouse and select "Eject" to take
the CD out.
When recording NERO,
it will be recorded not on a
CD but a form of image file.
CD-DA, CD-ROM mode 1, CD-ROM XA mode 2, Form 1,
Form 2, CD-Plus, CD-Extra, Photo-CD (Single, Multi-session),
Video CD ready, Enhanced CD, CD-I/Fmv, CD-R, CD-RW,
Humidity: 10~80%
Temperature: -25~55°C
Humidity: 10~90%
148.2 (W) x 42 (H) x 184 (D) mm (including bezel)
Net weight
765 g
125,000 POH(Duty 20%)