Samsung SE-208AB User manual

SE-208AB
Slim portable DVD Writer
user manual
Record your memories
RoHS and WEEE
RoHS
Planet First logo
This logo shows consumers that Samsung
develops eco-friendly products and demonstrates
Samsung’s continuous efforts to develop ecofriendly products.
RoHS (Restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in
electrical and electronic equipment)
The RoHS, the environmental regulation announced by European Union,
restricts the use of lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, PBB,
and PBDE in products put on the market in the European Union after July 1,
2006.
WEEE
Correct Disposal of This Product (Waste Electrical &
Electronic Equipment)
(Applicable in the European Union and other European countries
with separate collection systems)
This marking on the product, accessories or literature indicates
that the product and its electronic accessories (e.g. charger,
headset, USB cable) should not be disposed of with other household waste
at the end of their working life. To prevent possible harm to the environment
or human health from uncontrolled waste disposal, separate these items from
other types of waste and recycle them responsibly to promote the sustainable
reuse of material resources.
Household users should contact either the retailer where they purchased this
product, or their local government office, for details of where and how they
can take this item for environmentally safe recycling.
Business users should contact their supplier and check the terms and
conditions of the purchase contract. This product should not be mixed with
other commercial waste for disposal.
Website: http://www.samsung-ODD.com
http://www.samsung.com
2_ RoHS and WEEE
Safety precautions
IMPORTANT TO READ AND UNDERSTAND AT ALL
TIMES
Warning
This symbol indicates explanations about extremely
dangerous matters. If users ignore this symbol and
handle the device the wrong way, this can cause serious
injury or death.
Caution
This symbol indicates explanations about dangerous
matters. If users ignore this symbol and handle the
device the wrong way, this can cause damage to the
product.
Important
Important to read and understand at all times.
Caution
Do not disassemble.
Note
Note
IF A SOFTWARE PROGRAM IS TO BE BUNDLED WITH THE OPTICAL
DISC DRIVE PROVIDED BY SAMSUNG, THEN YOU MUST HAVE A
SEPARATE, VALID LICENSE FOR SUCH BUNDLED SOFTWARE WITH
RESPECT TO THE MANUFACTURE, SALE OR DISTRIBUTION OF
THE PRODUCT (SUCH AS A PERSONAL COMPUTER) CONTAINING
THE OPTICAL DISC DRIVE AND THE BUNDLED SOFTWARE AS ITS
COMPONENTS. OTHER THAN THOSE THIRD PARTY LICENSES
EXPRESSLY STATED TO BE INCLUDED, SAMSUNG PROVIDES NO
OTHER THIRD PARTY LICENSES, AND HEREBY DISCLAIMS ANY AND
ALL LIABILITY WITH RESPECT THERETO.
DURING INSTALLATION
Do not install the drive on the unstable
surface.
Safety precautions _3
Do not place the drive in direct sunlight.
Avoid very low or high temperatures.
Avoid high humidity.
DURING OPERATION
Handle the drive carefully to prevent
damage from an external shock.
Do not drop the drive. Protect the drive
from severe shocks.
• If you do not protect it, this can cause
damage to the drive.
4_ Safety precautions
Do not move the drive while in operation.
Do not attempt to open the disc tray by
force.
Make sure that you close all open
applications before you open the tray.
Always use the Eject button to open and
close the tray.
• Keep your hand away from the tray while
the drive is in operation.
This can result in damage to the product
or human body.
Do not use cracked, distorted or damaged
discs.
• A disc with a crack can break while you
use it, especially when the crack is near
the center of the disc.
• Before you use the disc, always make sure
that it does not have a crack. If the disc
has a crack, we recommend to make a
copy of the disc and use the copy. When
you continue to use a cracked disc, the
size of the crack will increase. This will
cause irreparable damage to the disc.
• Do not use low-quality discs (illegal,
scratched, damaged, etc.).
• If you use such discs, Samsung is not
responsible for the damage that this
can cause.
Do not put any heavy items on the drive.
Safety precautions _5
OTHERS
Make sure that no foreign material enters
the drive casing.
To protect against fire, do not use any
flammable liquids such as alcohol or
benzene on the drive.
Do not disassemble, repair or modify the
device without our approval.
• To reduce the risk of damage, electric
shock and fire.
6_ Safety precautions
Features
Features
EXTERIOR
Front
1
2
3
1. LED
2. Eject button
3. Emergency hole
Design and specifications are subject to change without prior notice.
Back
1
1. USB interface port
Components
•
•
•
•
Slim portable DVD Writer
Quick installation guide
Application software & user manual CD
USB Y-cable
• The type of accessories varies depending on a product model. Some
accessories are subject to change without notice.
• Software for Macintosh not included.
Features _7
SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
ITEM
OS
DESCRIPTION
Microsoft Windows 2000(SP4) / XP(SP1.0 or above) /
Vista / 7
MAC OS X (10.4.6 or above)
CPU
Pentium 4 2.0 GHz or above / Atom 1.6 GHz or above
RAM
512 MB or more (Windows 2000 / XP), 1 GB or more
(Windows Vista / 7)
Interface
USB 2.0 interface connector
The drive will not always be able to achieve its maximum performance.
This depends on the PC system environment.
SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS FOR USING THE AV
CONNECTIVITY FUNCTION
ITEM
DESCRIPTION
OS
Linux, WinCE
Device function
Video, photo & music file playing function through a
USB interface
USB port current
1.4A or higher
FIRMWARE UPDATE
1. Go to www.samsung-ODD.com.
2. Click Firmware on the menu bar (in the upper right corner).
3. Click Firmware Downloads. Find your drive model and start the
download.
8_ Features
How to install
How to install
HOW TO INSTALL THE DRIVE
1. Connect the necessary cable, then switch on the drive.
• Connect the USB cable to the USB connector on the drive.
2. Connect the other end of the USB cable to your PC, TV, or other devices.
Connecting to the TV
Connecting to the PC
3. Normal operation is not guaranteed if you use a USB hub or unspecified
cables.
4. PCs, TVs, and other devices with insufficient USB bus power will not work
correctly if you use only one USB port.
To avoid this, connect the drive to 2 USB ports.
A
A: Extension cable (Option)
If your computer does not have a USB connector, install a USB interface
card.
How to install _9
HOW TO CONFIRM USB 2.0
If your PC does not have a USB 2.0 port and you want to use the drive at its
highest speed, you must install a USB 2.0 adapter card. The drive can also
operate with USB 1.1, but at a lower speed. You can check the type of USB
2.0 adapter card for your PC as follows.
HOW TO INSTALL THE USB DRIVER
Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7
1. Right-click the My Computer icon on your desktop and select
Properties.
2. Click on the Hardware tab. Click the Device Manager button.
3. Look at the Universal Serial Bus Controller entry. If a yellow
exclamation point shows next to this entry, contact the manufacturer of
the USB card or PC.
Macintosh
1. Click on About This Mac.
2. Click on More Info….
3. Look at the Universal Serial Bus Controller entry. If a yellow
exclamation point shows next to this entry, contact the manufacturer of
the USB card or PC.
10_ How to install
Do not disconnect the USB cable while the drive is in operation or the
computer starts.
For Windows
This drive supports Windows Plug & Play.
To remove the USB cable:
1. Close all active software programs.
2. Click the icon in the lower right part of the screen. See the picture.
3. Disconnect the USB cable.
How to install _11
How to install
HOW TO REMOVE THE USB CABLE
For Macintosh
This drive supports Macintosh Plug & Play.
To remove the USB cable:
1. Click the icon in the left menu. See the picture.
2. Disconnect the USB cable.
12_ How to install
How to use
Do not switch off the PC while the LED indicator blinks. Also do not
disconnect the drive.
This can cause damage to the drive.
How to use a drive that is installed horizontally
You can use 3.15 inch or 4.72 inch (80
mm or 120 mm) discs.
The drive can only read the disc correctly
if the disc is placed inside the tray guiding
line.
Do not use the drive vertically.
HOW TO STORE THE DISC
This part of the manual gives information to prevent damage or data
loss.
Read carefully and use the device correctly.
• Do not place it in direct sunlight.
• Store discs so that they are lying face
down on a flat surface.
• Do not scratch the disc or put a label
on it.
• Handle the disc carefully to prevent
damage from an external shock.
• Do not expose it to large temperature
changes.
(Exposure to such environment can
cause congealing.)
How to use _13
How to use
HOW TO USE THE DRIVE
HOW TO CLEAN THE DISC
This part of the manual gives information to prevent damage or data
loss.
Read carefully and use the device correctly.
• Do not touch the surface of the disc.
Put your fingers on the edge of the disc
to hold it.
• Use a soft cotton cloth to clean the
disc. Start from the center and move to
the edge of the disc.
• Use only disc-cleaning liquids. Do not
use benzene, paint thinner or other
solvents.
If the disc surface becomes dirty with fingerprints, foreign substances or
dust, the disc will not function properly.
14_ How to use
What does the “AV Connectivity” mean?
Although a normal ODD cannot be connected to a TV directly, the
product can be connected to devices (such as TV) that support
USB interfaces and can then be used as a USB memory device. “AV
Connectivity” refers to this functionality.
How to use the AV Connectivity function
1. Hold down the Eject button on the ODD for 1.5 seconds while the ODD
tray is open to switch the ODD to AV system support mode. At this time,
the LED is lit.
2. If you hold down the button again, ODD mode is toggled between AV
system support mode and general ODD mode.
This product is set to general ODD mode by default. When the power is
turned off and on, the mode returns to the default mode.
Technical information
ITEM
DESCRIPTION
Supported formats
File formats and codecs supported by the
connected device.
Supported number of
photos
About 3000 (supports directory depth of up to
5 levels)
Supported capacity
No limit (up to 4 GB for the size of a file.)
Device recognition
time1)
4.3 GB Full Media: Approximately 2 minutes 30
seconds (approximately 30 seconds is required
for 1 GB.)
Supported media
CD/DVD(except DVD-RAM)
Supported disc
formats
ISO-9660/Joliet UDF 1.02 ~ 2.5
The time to recognize the device may differ depending on the number
of files and the capacity of the media device.
1)
How to use _15
How to use
HOW TO USE THE AV CONNECTIVITY FUNCTION
Supported media types
CD/DVD types of media written in UDF or ISO are supported. (except for
DVD-RAM)
The ISO and UDF formats
To understand the ISO and UDF formats, you have to understand the
concept of file systems on storage devices.
Since ODDs only support the ISO and UDF file systems, the data needs to be
converted to a file system that the AV system can recognize for the data on
the ODD to be used.
• AV System: Supports the FAT32 file system.
• File System: When an HDD, DVD/CD media or flash memory device
is connected to a computer, Windows Explorer shows the file name,
the size and the creation date for the files saved on the storage
device, by using the information saved on the file system. In addition,
the file system stores the locations of the data that make up the files
on the media.
• ISO: This file system is the most widely used file system for ODDs.
This file system is used when users save data onto a media in the
ODD by using a disc burning program such as NERO or ROXIO.
• UDF: This is a file system for ODD media that enables reading and
writing data onto the media such as when using an HDD or USB
memory device.
For your reference, you can format a RW media in the UDF file
system by right-clicking over the media in Windows Explorer in
Windows VISTA or later.
16_ How to use
Is there a limit to the number or size of the files?
Up to 3000 files are supported and the files from root directory up to 5 levels
can be recognized. The maximum size of a file is just under 4 GB. There is no
limit to the size of data saved onto a single disc.
In AV system support mode, it takes longer to recognize a disc.
It takes longer to recognize the discs as data on the ISO/UDF file system is
converted to the FAT32 file system for AV systems to recognize and transmit
the data.
In addition, the time delay due to the conversion is determined by the number
and size of the files saved on the disc. (Approximately 30 seconds is required
for 1 GB of data.)
I have connected the ODD but there is no response.
Because the file system conversion takes longer, if you connect a highcapacity disc, the connected device (such as TV) will require some time to
recognize the Samsung external-type ODD (1G = approximately 30 seconds).
• When recognizing the ODD, the LED of the ODD blinks continuously.
• PCs, TVs, and other devices with insufficient USB bus power will not
work correctly if you use only one USB port.
I know my TV supports playing images but I cannot display my images
on the TV.
The resolution of the images may not be supported by the TV or the codec
(JPG, GIF, BMP, etc.) may not be supported by the TV. In addition, if the
actual image is in a format other than JPG such as in the BMP format, the
image will not be displayed even though the image file extension is “JPG”.
How to use _17
How to use
Frequently asked questions
Does the AV connectivity function allow me to connect to a device such
as a TV that only has video, photo and music playing functions?
The AV connectivity function basically enables connecting an AV device to
any device to which a USB memory device can be connected. However, the
AV connectivity device may be unable to connect to a device due to a power
or compatibility problem.
PLEASE NOTE When writing to a device (such as a USB memory device or
external HDD that is connected through the USB interface) is required for
some reason, the AV connectivity function does not work.
Since some AV systems have a timeout scheme for recognizing USB
devices, if recognizing a device is delayed, the process may time out
and the device may not be recognized. This may occur when the disc
contains a big file or a number of files.
My TV works as a Personal Video Recorder when an external-type HDD
is connected. Can I record data by connecting an external-type ODD to
the TV?
Since, at present, the AV connectivity function supports reading data only,
you cannot write data to the AV connectivity device.
I cannot play a video file on my TV.
First check if the connected TV supports playing video through a USB
interface.
If the TV supports this function, check if the video format is supported by the
TV.
The AV connectivity technology is only for recognizing the connected portable
ODD, not for automatically detecting the file format and playing the files on
the ODD. The function for detecting and playing files needs to be supported
by the TV or digital frame.
For supported video, photo and music file formats, refer to the user manual of
the device to be connected (e.g. the TV manual).
Can I watch commercial DVD titles on the TV by using the AV
connectivity function?
To play DVD titles, you need a recorder that can decrypt the encoded DVD
title. However, since most TVs do not support this function, you cannot
watch DVD titles by using the AV connectivity function. To watch DVD
titles, you have to use a DVD player or DVD playing software that runs on a
computer.
18_ How to use
Troubleshooting
Problem
Meaning / Solution
The Eject button is
Make sure that the drive is on.
not working correctly.
If the disc still does not eject with the power on,
remove the USB cable and insert a pin into the
emergency eject hole to open.
No sound from an
audio disc.
Make sure that the sound card is operational.
Examine the disc and wipe the surface of the disc
clean before use.
The computer does
not recognize the
drive.
Make sure that the USB cable is connected
correctly between the computer USB port and
the drive.
Make sure that the two connectors of the USB
cable are correctly connected to the USB ports
on the computer and the drive.
This can be a problem with your operating system
software. Try to reinstall the operating system.
Troubleshooting _19
Troubleshooting
GENERAL PROBLEMS
Problem
The system does not
read the disc.
Meaning / Solution
Make sure that the system detects the drive.
Make sure that you use a disc type that is
supported by the drive.
Make sure that the LED indicator blinks.
Make sure that you inserted the disc with the
label facing up.
Make sure that you use the correct program to
play the disc.
Make sure that the disc is clean.
Examine the drive for congealing.
Make sure that the region code of the drive
matches the region code of the disc.
See Help on our website and the User Manual provided by NERO with
regard to the use of recording software.
Address: www.samsung-ODD.com
• See SUPPORT > Download Center > User Manual.
• See INFORMATION > Flash Manual > Recording Software.
20_ Troubleshooting
Specifications
Category
SE-208AB
Slim portable DVD Writer
DVD:
DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R,
DVD+RW, DVD-ROM, DVD-Video,
DVD+R (DL), DVD-R (DL), DVDRAM
Usable discs
Disc
Disc diameter
Interface support Interface port
Access time
(random)
Data transfer
speed (max)
CD:
CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW, CD-DA,
CD+E(G), CD-MIDI, CD-TEXT, CDROM XA, Mixed Mode CD, CD-I,
CD-I Bridge (Photo-CD, Video-CD),
Multisession CD (Photo-CD, CDEXTRA, Portfolio)
3.15 inch or 4.72 inch
(80 mm or 120 mm)
USB 2.0
DVD-ROM
150 ms
CD-ROM
150 ms
Media type
Read
Write
DVD-R
CAV 8X
PCAV 8X
DVD-RW
CAV 8X
ZCLV 6X
DVD-R DL
CAV 6X
ZCLV 6X
DVD+R
CAV 8X
PCAV 8X
DVD+RW
CAV 8X
ZCLV 8X
DVD+R DL
CAV 6X
ZCLV 6X
DVD-ROM
CAV 8X
-
DVD-RAM
PCAV 5X
PCAV 5X
CD-R
CAV 24X
PCAV 24X
CD-RW
CAV 24X
ZCLV 24X
CD-ROM
CAV 24X
Specifications _21
Specifications
PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS
Category
1 MB
Buffer memory
Horizontal
Drive installation
Operating
environment
SE-208AB
Slim portable DVD Writer
Temperature
41 °F ~ 122 °F (5 °C ~ 50 °C)
Humidity
5% ~ 90% (RH)
Dimensions
(width x height x length)
146 mm X 20.8 mm X 144 mm
Weight
300 g
• Cannot playback or record on both sides of a dual layer disc
simultaneously.
• The read/write capacity of the supported discs depends on the
condition of the disc and the recording format of the drive. Therefore,
the read/write quality may not be perfect.
• Firmly install the product into the PC before use.
• Specifications are subject to change without notice.
LASER STANDARD
EN 60825-1:2007
The product specifications above may be changed to improve
device performance without prior notice.
22_ Specifications
Specifications
Specifications _23