BDXL formats aren’t widely supported, and may not justify the extra expense. Samsung covers the SEAB with a one-year warranty. The conclusion I have to come to is it would appear that perhaps one of the many Win 10 OS updates may have lead to this failure and Samsung do not appear to have addressed it by releasing an updated driver. Get Our Best Stories! It gave us no problems in testing, and the included CyberLink software is straightforward and easy to use.

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Sse-506ab guess as you suggest, the only way to find out is to firstly run it off a split cable. DVD media reads at 8x, while CD media reads at 24x.

Oh and yes, I have tried different BD discs which I know to be working on other devices including a built-in BD drive in one of the devices, confirming that it’s not the CyberLink PowerDVD software, if there was any doubt there.

The Best Laptops of Naturally, he is now a journalist, writing about tec This site uses cookies. Thicker and heavier than competitors.

It is suggested that a split cable be used to facilitate simultaneous connection to two USB terminals or that a separately powered hub be used. I believe sse-506ab writer is designed for USB 2. The big corporations often claim they are doing their bit to combat global warming but how well does that argument stack up when they’re selling products which will be quickly destined for the scrap heap because they can’t be used, whilst being otherwise in good physical order?


I realise we could get into a blame game situation, with Samsung blaming Microsoft and Microsoft blaming Samung. I’ve removed the ‘solved’ mark. How to Clone a Hard Drive.

Samsung SE-506AB External Slim Blu-ray Re-Writer

I’m also slightly annoyed that this thread has now been tagged as ‘solved’. Related Reviews CalDigit Tuff. I agree with you that it’s unacceptable.

Unlike most USB Y-cables included with these sorts of drives, this cable has beefy plug connectors, reducing the likelihood of developing a break or a short at this common point se-506abb failure. The conclusion I have to come to is it would appear that perhaps one of the many Win 10 OS updates may have lead to this failure and Samsung do not appear to have addressed it by releasing an updated driver. Subscribing to se-56ab newsletter indicates your consent to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Fastest Mobile Networks I am able to play DVD discs but once a BD disc is placed in the drive it spends ages not recognising the disc and then reports the drive empty to the OS Win I have been in contact with the Samsung Blu-ray writer support, who sent me a split USB power cable to try. The Best PC Games.

Equally broad support is available for for writable media, supporting all formats of BD-R and BD-RE, including dual- triple- and quad-layer discs. Brian Westover se-506sb an Analyst for the Hardware Team, reviewing laptops, desktops, and storage devices.


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I have tried using the manufacturer’s supplied single cable and a se-06ab cable. PCMag reviews products independentlybut we may earn affiliate commissions from buying links on this page.

It would seem we all now have a writer that will not work with Windows 10 and neither Samsung or Microsoft or their affiliates are going to do anything about it. Cons Thicker and heavier than competitors. This does not seem to be a power issue.

The drive is compatible with both Linux se-506qb WinCE. The Best External Hard Drives of Corporations this big really need to talk to each other and work together to ensure our consumer products don’t become obsolete after a couple of years or worse, months. It’s see-506ab little bigger and a little heavier, but with the SEAB’s AV connectivity and built-in 2D to 3D conversion not to mention cheaper pricea few ounces are easy to overlook. Sounds like some of the newer ultrabooks just don’t have enough power in their USB ports.

Come on Samsung – do the decent thing – I’m sure it can’t be beyond your massive resources!