Samsung SM-348B User Manual

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1. Safety Precautions



While Operating


2. Introduction



3. Setup

Installing the COMBO Drive

Connecting the Cables

Installing the CD Record Utility

Installing the Device Driver

Setting Up the Device Driver

4. Using the Drive

Using the COMBO Drive

Storing and Cleaning Your Discs

Upgrading the Firmware Flash Memory

System Requirements

5. Troubleshooting

Solving Recording Problems

Caution with errors

Solving Technical Problems

6. Specifications
























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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 result.

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 equipment.


Important to read and understand at all times

Do not disassemble

Any change or modification not expressly approved by designated qualified personnel could void 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.

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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.

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Safety Precautions

While Operating

Handle with caution to prevent damage from external shock.

Do not drop the drive, and protect it fromsevere 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 usethe 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 use.

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Safety Precautions


Never allow food particles or foreign substances to enter the drive casing.

To protect against the risk of fire, do ot 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,

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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.

5. Eject button.

6. Disc compartment. (the compartment opens and closes automatically when you press the Eject button)

Design and specifications are subject to change without prior notice.

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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.

(A : +5V DC)

(B : +12V DC)

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Installing the COMBO Drive

To install your COMBO Drive in the PC, proceed as follows.

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

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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 COMBO drive.

1 +5V DC

A - Cut Side

2 Ground

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 COMBO 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 COMBO drive.

a : Slave Drive (Choose the SL Jumper) b : Hard Drive c : MainBoard

When using two E-IDE cable

If there is only one COMBO drive, select MA (Master).

a : Master Drive (Choose the MA Jumper) c : MainBoard e : Secondly 1 b : Hard Drive d : Primary 1

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If there is two COMBO drive, select MA (Master) / SL (Slave).

a : Master Drive (Choose the MA Jumper) b : Slave Drive (Choose the SL Jumper) c : Hard Drive e : Primary 1 d : MainBoard f : 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 COMBO 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.

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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

No additional device driver is needed for Windows 98/2000/ME/XP/NT4.0, as the default Windows device driver is used. You can check that the COMBO drive has been correctly detected by Windows. To do so, proceed as follows.

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 SAMSUNG COMBO SM - *** device name is displayed.

The SAMSUNG device driver enables discs in the COMBO 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.

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 package.

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.

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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).

Playing Audio CDs

Run the CD player supplied with Windows or your sound card.

You can listen to the CD by connecting an earphone to the earphone connection terminal.

Playing DVDs or Video CDs

Set up and run the SOFT MPEG program supplied as an accessory.

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.

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Using the Drive

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 COMBO drive, we strongly recommend that you check that your setup meets the system requirements listed below.

Item Description


Free expansion unit

Disk space

Intel Pentium II 400MHz/Celeron 466A(or higher), 64 MB of RAM (or higher) with an

80pin IDE interface for Ultra DMA.

5.25 inch

700 MB minimum

Windows version


Windows 98/2000/ME/XP/NT4.0 (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/NT4.0 DVD-Video playback software and appropriate hardware (the Power DVD MPEG software is included in the COMBO drive package)

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 SM-348 COMBO drive supports RPCphase II. In the RPC-2 mode, the localcode can be changed by users. RPC-2is selected by default for the SM-348 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 fivetimes.

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If you have any problems 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: z z z

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 : z z

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). To rewrite at a High speed, use the disc which High Speed is printed on.

Ultra Speed : 24X

High Speed-RW : supporting 10X , 16X

General-RW : supporting 4X

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Caution with errors

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.

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.

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 process.

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-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.

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.

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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)

+ Click on START + Select your CD-R/RW drive

+ Click on Settings + Click on the Properties button

+ Select Control Panel

+ Select the System Icon

+ Click on the Settings tab

+ 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]

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Problem Meaning / Solution

The COMBO drive is not detected by the computer.

After installing the COMBO drive, the PC gets slower.

Check that the power, audio and IDE cables are correctly connected to the computer.

Change the IDE cable and reconnect it to the computer.

Preferably, connect a second IDE cable to the COMBO drive in master mode.

The COMBO drive is not recognized by MS-DOS.

The COMBO drive is not detected by Windows.

No sound is heard from an audio CD.

Check the position of the jumper in the master/slave select terminal.

Reinstall the device driver or update it with the latest version by downloading it from the Samsung Web site.



This case may occur when there is a Windows installation problem; reinstall Windows.

Check whether the audio cable is correctly connected to the sound output terminal on the COMBO drive and the sound card CD-IN terminal.

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.

If you select DIGITAL at CD Audio Play in Media Player of Windows

ME/XP, the earphone does not appear in the Digital Mode.

Check whether the CD is of good quality and clean it, if necessary.

A CD is not read or is read too slowly.

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 speed is too slow.

After checking the display resolution, adjust it, if necessary.

The Disc is not in message is displayed even though a disc has been inserted.

The COMBO drive is not detected after it is connected to a sound card.

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 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.

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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 supported in read mode



CD-ROM, CD-ROM XA, CD-Plus, CD-Extra,

Photo-CD (Single, Multi-session), Video CD ready, Enhanced CD,


Erasing disc types CD-RW



Disc diameter 120 mm or 80 mm

Data transfer rate Recording CD-R: 1200 KB/sec. (8X), 2400 KB/sec. (16X),

3600 KB/sec. (24X), 4800 KB/sec. (32X),

6000 KB/sec. (40X), 7200 KB/sec. (48X)


Ultra Speed Writing DISC:


High Speed Writing DISC:



Low Speed Writing DISC:

600 KB/sec. (4X),

Reading CD/CD-R:


PIO Mode 4:16.6MB/sec

Multiword DMA mode 2:16.6MB/sec

Ultra DMA mode 2:33.3MB/sec

CAV 48

CAV 16

Access time 130ms 130ms/110ms

Data Buffer Bulk Type : 2MB

Retail Pack : 8MB

Laser Semiconductor laser

Slide mechanism Stepping motor

Spindle motor Brushless motor



Load mechanism Tray. DC motor (Soft Eject). Horizontal/Vertical.

Eject button

Mode 1: 1 block/10


, Mode 2: 1 block/10


Auto eject or Auto inject


If the Power is ON/BUSY, this means the disc is loaded.

Green: Reading/Recording Status

Headphone output Stereo mini-jack (Ø 3.6 mm) 0.65V ± 20% (rms) 33 ohm






Volume control

Required power

Dial type

+5 V : 1.2 A (rms), +12 V : 1.5 A (rms)

Interface connector ATAPI (E-IDE)

Audio output Line out 0.7V ± 20% : 47Kohm

Jumper block Molex 70203 or other compatible models




Net weight


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)

750 g

125,000 POH(Duty 20%)

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