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Safety Precautions
Using the Drive
Using the COMBO Drive
Storing and Cleaning Your Discs
While Operating
Upgrading the Firmware Flash Memory
System Requirements
Solving Recording Problems
Caution with errors
Solving Technical Problems
Installing the COMBO Drive
Connecting the Cables
Installing the CD Record Utility
Installing the Device Driver
Setting Up the Device Driver
Safety Precautions
Safety Precautions
Warning / Caution
Warning : This symbol indicates explanations about extremely dangerous matters.
If users ignore this symbol and handle the device the wrong way, serious injury or death could
Caution : This symbol indicates explanations about dangerous matters.
If users ignore this symbol and handle the device the wrong way, damage to home or property
could result.
Failure to follow directions noted by this symbol could result in bodily harm or damage to
Important to read and understand at all times
Do not disassemble
Any change or modification not expressly approved by designated qualified personnel could avoid
your authority to operate this device.
Always make sure that the disc does not have a crack before use. If the disc has a crack (especially
around the center hole), it is recommended to make a copy immediately and use the copy instead.
When a cracked disc is used continuously, the size of the crack is likely to grow and this will eventually
result in irreparable damage to the disc.
Important to read and understand at all times.
Safety Precautions
Place the drive on a level surface.
- Failure to do so may cause the device to fall onto a hard surface,
resulting in damage or malfunction.
Do not place the drive in direct sunlight.
Avoid low- or high-temperature environments.
Avoid high-humidity environments.
Safety Precautions
While Operating
Handle with caution to prevent damage from external shock.
Do not drop the drive, and protect it from severe shocks.
- It can damage the drive or cause it to malfunction.
Do not move the drive while in operation and do not attempt to open
the disc tray byforce.
Make sure to close all working programs before attempting to open the
tray and always use the open/close button.
- Do not insert a pin into the emergency opening while in operation.
Do not use cracked, distorted or damaged discs.
- In particular, a disc with a crack on the inner tracks may break while in
Safety Precautions
Never allow food particles or foreign substances to enter the drive
To protect against the risk of fire, do not spill such liquids as
alcohol and benzene on the drive.
Do not disassemble, attempt to repair or modify the device
without express approval as directed in the manual.
- To reduce the risk of damage, electric shock, and fire,
1. 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)
2. Indicator Light.
3. Eject button.
4. Disc compartment. (The compartment opens and closes automatically when you press the Eject button)
1. Two-pin digital audio output terminal for use with a sound a 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.
(A : +5V DC)
(B : +12V DC)
Installing the COMBO Drive
To install your COMBO Drive in the PC, proceed as follows.
Make sure to use the standardized screws supplied (M3 X 6). To use screws other than M3 X 6 may result in
Make sure that the PC is powered off and disconnected from any power source.
If necessary, attach a horizontal bracket to both sides of the drive.
Remove the cover from a free expansion slot and install the COMBO drive, as shown in the illustration.
Connecting the Cables
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 Optical drive.
1 +5V DC
2 Ground
A - Cut Side
3 Ground
4 +12V DC
Note: An improperly connected power cable may cause trouble. Check the direction of the power connector
and the incline side of the Optical drive before connecting.
Connecting the E-IDE cable
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.)
When using one E-IDE cable
Connect the cable to the SL (Slave) of the Master/Slave Select Terminal at the rear of the Optical drive.
a : Slave Drive (Choose the SL Jumper)
b : Hard Drive
c : MainBoard
When using two E-IDE cable
If there is only one Optical drive, select MA (Master).
a : Master Drive (Choose the MA Jumper)
b : Hard Drive
c : MainBoard
d : Primary 1
e : Secondly 1
If there is two Optical drive, select MA (Master) / SL (Slave).
a : Master Drive (Choose the MA Jumper) b : Slave Drive (Choose the SL Jumper)
c : Hard Drive
d : MainBoard
e : Primary 1
: Secondly 1
Installing a jumper on the master/slave select terminal
Connect a jumper to the rear side of the COMBO.
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.)
Connecting the audio cable from a sound card
Connect the 4-pin audio cable between the sound output terminal on the Optical drive and the audio
input terminal on the sound card.
For clearer sound, use a digital output terminal.(Available only for the CARD that supports digital output)
This may not be available for general sound cards.
Installing the CD Record Utility
To record data on a CD-R or CD-RW disc in the COMBO 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.
Insert the disc supplied with the COMBO drive in the drive.
Follow the instructions displayed on the screen to install the utility.
Refer to the separate utility documentation for further details.
Store the utility disc in a safe place.
Installing the Device Driver
This Device Driver is an installation driver that can detect ODD (Optical Disc Drive) products in DOS mode.
It provides only the reading function in Dos mode.
(For recording, it is recommend not to install the Device Driver designed for DOS mode)
The Device Driver for DOS mode is included in the Ddriver or DOS Driver folder of the disc enclosed with the
product that you purchased.
For Windows 98/2000/ME/XP or higher version that uses a device driver provided by Windows, there is
no need to set up an extra device driver.
Refer to the steps below to see if Windows detects the drive.
Double-click on the My Computer icon on your desktop.
Double-click on the Control Panel folder.
Double-click on the System icon.
Click on the Device Manager tab.
Expand the CD-ROM branch.
The TSST CD RW/DVD TS-H492C(SH-M522C) device name is displayed.
Setting Up the Device Driver
Automatic Setup
The device driver is located in the Ddriver folder of the CD Record Utility disc which is provided in the
Insert the CD Record Utility disc into the CD-ROM drive and open the Ddriver folder.
Run the CDSETUP.EXE file in the Ddriver folder.
When Setup is successfully completed, click OK button or press the Enter key.
Reboot the computer.
Manual Setup
Make the C:\SAMSUNG directory.
Copy the files from the diskette to the C:\SAMSUNG directory.
To do so, type COPY D:\Ddriver * . * C:\SAMSUNG after the C:\prompt and press [Enter].
Edit the CONFIG.SYS file.
Edit the AUTOEXEC.BAT file.
Add the C:\SAMSUNG\MSCDEX/D:SSCD000 entry.
Reboot the computer.
Using the Drive
Using the COMBO Drive
To play audio or video CDs and / or DVDs in your COMBO drive, proceed as follows.
Push the power button and boot the computer.
After booting the computer, open the disc compartment by pressing the Eject button.
Insert the disc (CD/DVD) with the label on the disc facing upwards and close the disc compartment by
pressing the Eject button. The indicator light comes on.
Play the disc (CD/DVD).
The type of accessories varies depending on product model.
User Manual & Setup Guide.
Playing DVDs or Video CDs
Set up and run the SOFT MPEG program supplied as an accessory.
Design and specifications are subject to change without prior
Using the Drive
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.
Do not place a disc in direct sunlight.
Store a disc vertically in a well-ventilated and stable location.
Do not write or attach a label on a disc.
Do not drop a disc or place heavy objects on it.
Do not touch the surface of a disc; hold it by the edges.
To clean a disc, polish lightly from the inside of the disc to the outside with a soft cotton cloth.
Do not leave the disc compartment open when you are not using it.
Using the Drive
What is a MAGIC SPEED?
The MAGIC SPEED provides a function that user optionally chooses the disc reading speeds,
high speed (Max speed) mode and low noise (X32) mode.
The low noise mode offers the best PC environment by minimizing a driving noise.
The Magic speed not only functions to decrease a noise by reducing a reading speed but also gets a
preventive effect of a disc breakage, which could be occurred by a high speed. Its purpose is to supply
the stable PC environment to user.
Explanation of MAGIC SPEED Mode and Ways to use
Explanation of MAGIC SPEED Mode
The Maximum Speed Mode : Set up this mode when you want to read a disc by the maximum
speed which is supplied by a drive.
The Low Noise Mode : Set up this mode when you want to read a disc by a stable speed,
the low speed (X32).
The mode selected and set using the Magic Speed feature does not change when you connect
the driver to a different PC. Make sure you check the settings before use.
Caution: In case of a cracked disc, the disc would be broken if operating in the maximum speed.
Therefore, it is recommended to operate in the low noise mode or to immediately make
a copy and use it.
Ways to Use the MAGIC SPEED
The first of all, please install the Magic Speed program from Samsung's homepage.
Operate the program by clicking the right mouse button on the MAGIC SPEED Tray Icon.
Select a desired mode from a program window, and click "Setup" The reading speed of a drive
operates in a selected mode.
Close the program window by selecting "Close".
At this time, the reading speed will keep operating by the changed speed unless you would change a
mode and would end a program.
It is recommended to use a "Maximum Speed Mode" when operating a Data Copy & a Disc Copy and
to use a "Low Noise Mode" when operating a general operation.
Other Function
How to deactivate the automatic operation: This program automatically runs when PC is booting up. If
you wish to deactivate the automatic operation, deactivate the selected Automatic Operation item in
the tray (or task tray) menu.
Place to download a MAGIC SPEED
Samsung's Customer Service Homepage (
- Select a Firmware > MAGIC SPEED.
Using the Drive
Upgrading the Firmware Flash Memory
The product firmware can be upgraded by downloading the updated file from the following Web site:
Using the Drive
System Requirements
Before you install the COMBO drive, we strongly recommend that you check that your setup meets the system
requirements listed below.
Intel Pentium II 400MHz/Celeron 466A(or higher), 128 MB of RAM (or higher) with
an 80pin IDE interface for Ultra DMA.
Free expansion unit
5.25 inch
Disk space
700 MB minimum
Windows version
Windows 98/2000/ME/XP (or higher)
(For Windows NT, we recommend Service Pack2, and Version is over 4.00.1381)
5.0 or higher (For MS-DOS, The CD-R/CD-RW driver can only read a disc without
premaster Software.)
DVD Video playback
PC with Windows 98/2000/ME/XP DVD-Video playback software and appropriate
hardware (the Power DVD MPEG software is included in the COMBO drive
DVD Region Protection Coding (RPC):
The RPC feature is supported on DVD players and is used with DVD-video discs (such as movies). Currently,
the motionpicture industry has divided the worldinto different regions or zones thatcorrespond to the regional
markets intowhich the motion picture industry releasesmovies. Simply put, RPC codes are placedon movies
marketed throughout the world,based on the region of the world inwhich they are being sold. These
RPCcodes help control and prevent piratingof new movies into other motion pictureregions prior to their true
releasedates within those markets.
The TS-H492C(SH-M522C) COMBO drive supports RPCphase II. In the RPC-2 mode, the localcode can be
changed by users. RPC-2is selected by default for the TS-H492C(SH-M522C) COMBO drive.
You can change the region code up tofive times via an MPEG application.
Please contact your dealer or local SAMSUNG representative if you wish tochange the local code more than
Solving Recording Problems
If you have any problems in recording via your COMBO drive,
follow the appropriate instructions below for the source that you are using.
Hard Drive
Check whether the source file is corrupted.
Optimize the hard disk by using the Windows defragmenter feature:
Decompress the hard disk if it is compressed.
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.
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
Network Drive
Copy the network drive contents to the hard disk and then from the hard disk to the COMBO drive.
CD-ROM Drive
Clean the source CD, if necessary.
Create an image file and then copy the image file to the COMBO drive.
Check the CD-ROM drive record speed.
There are two recording methods :
Low-speed (file by file)
High-speed (transfer of an image file from the hard disk)
If the transfer speed of the CD-ROM drive is slower than the record speed, reduce the record speed.
The COMBO Drive provide a High Speed rewriting Disc recording function (CD-RW 24X, 32X). To rewrite at a
High speed, use the disc which High Speed is printed on.
Ultra Speed
: 24X, 32X
High Speed-RW : supporting 10X
Caution with errors
Caution with errors
Every CD-RW or COMBO drive records data by applying recording laser onto a CD.
If the CD is damaged or recording data is not possible to you need to remove the following causes of the error
before using the CD.
It is recommended to set a CD-RW or COMBO drive as follows.
Do not work on a multi-tasking environment and remove screen savers.
If you work on a multi-tasking environment while the COMBO drive is recording/deleting data, Buffer
Under-Run may occur.
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.
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]
Use image files when you record many small files.
If you use a lot of small size files for recording, this may reduce the transaction rate of the PC. Although
Super link 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
Use an E-IDE cable, which has the specified length (46cm).
Using E-IDE cables longer than 46cm may cause errors during data transaction.
Use only one recording software program.
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.
Term Description
What is Buffer Under-Run?
Every CD-RW or COMBO drive records the data that the Host PC wants to record until the data flow
However, if the buffer becomes empty temporarily, this may cause errors in recording data.
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 Super link?
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 principle.
Recommended Disc Types
General DMA Installation Guide Windows 98/Me
Please read the entire DMA installation guide before installing your COMBO drive.
About DMA Installation
For stable writing performance at high speeds, Installation of DMA transfer mode for E-IDE/ATAPI
interface is strongly recommended. We recommend DMA mode for fast writing.
DMA Setting
Before you install your COMBO 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 98/ME)
+ Select your COMBO drive
+ Click on START
+ Click on Settings
+ Click on the Properties button
+ Select Control Panel
+ Click on the Settings tab
+ Select the System Icon
+ Check the DMA checkbox to enables DMA.
+ Select the Device Manager panel
in System Properties
+ Click OK
+ Restart your PC
+ Expand the CD-ROM icon
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]
Solving Technical Problems
Meaning / Solution
The COMBO drive is not
detected by the computer.
Check that the power, audio and IDE cables are correctly connected
to the computer.
After installing the COMBO drive,
the PC gets slower.
Change the IDE cable and reconnect it to the computer.
Preferably, connect a second IDE cable to the COMBO drive in
master mode.
Check the position of the jumper in the master/slave select terminal.
The COMBO 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.
- Http://
- Http://
The COMBO 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 COMBO drive and the sound card CD-IN
Check that the sound card is operational.
Adjust the volume control in Windows.
Run the CD player supplied with Windows or your sound card.
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.
Adjust the size of the replay screen.
When the MPEG software
plays a Video CD, the pictures are
not regular and the running
After checking the display resolution, adjust it, if necessary.
speed is too slow.
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.
Clean the disc and try again.
The COMBO drive is not
detected after it is connected to a
sound card.
The interface mode of the sound card is AT-BUS.
You must therefore connect the COMBO drive to the IDE port on the
PC mother board, rather than to the sound card, or install an E-IDE
compatible sound card.
SAMSUNG continually strives to improve its products. Both the design specifications and these user
instructions are thus subject to change without notice.
Technical Specifications
Disc types
in read mode
DVD-RW, CD-DA (Audio), CD-ROM, CD-ROM XA, CD-Plus,
CD-Extra, Photo-CD (Single, Multi-session), Video CD ready,
Erasing disc types
Disc diameter
120 mm or 80 mm
Data transfer rate
Recording CD-R:
7800 KB/sec. (52X)
7200 KB/sec. (48X),
6000 KB/sec. (40X),
4800 KB/sec. (32X),
3600 KB/sec. (24X),
2400 KB/sec. (16X),
1800 KB/sec. (12X),
1200 KB/sec. (8X),
Ultra Speed Writing DISC:
4800 KB/sec. (32X),
3600 KB/sec. (24X),
2400 KB/sec. (16X),
High Speed Writing DISC:
1500 KB/sec. (10X),
Access time
Data Buffer
Semiconductor laser
Slide mechanism
Stepping motor
Spindle motor
Brushless motor
Load mechanism
Tray. DC motor (Soft Eject). Horizontal/Vertical.
PIO mode 4 : 16.6MB/sec,
Multiword DMA mode 2:16.6MB/sec,
Ultra DMA mode 2:33.3MB/sec
CAV 52
CAV 40
CAV 16
Mode 1: 1 block/10-12 , Mode 2: 1 block/10-9
Eject button
Auto eject or Auto inject
If the Power is ON/BUSY, this means the disc is loaded.
Green: Reading/Recording Status
Required power
+5 V : 1.2 A (rms), +12 VDC: 1.5 A (rms)
Interface connector ATAPI (E-IDE)
Audio output
Line out 0.7V ± 20% : 47kΩ
Jumper block
Master (Default)
Temperature: 5~45°C Humidity: 10~80%
Temperature: -25~60°C Humidity: 10~90%
148.2 (W) x 42 (H) x 184 (D) mm (including bezel)
Net weight
750 g
125,000 POH(Duty 20%)