Samsung announced its first ever Blu-ray Combo drive for computers, the SH-B083. The Combo drive is able to read BD discs at up to 8X while it can read/write CDs and DVDs at up to 40X and 16X respectively.
Samsung has integrated number of features to make its offering superior to others. For instance, it features fast dual layer jumping algorithm that results an average access speed of 350ms making it faster than any other drive in the market. SH-B083 also features two lens – one for reading BD discs and the other one to read/write CD/DVD, Spherical aberration compensation technology (SACT) and four point skew adjustment to improve BD reading quality, optical pickup lens cooling system to dissipate heat and lower power consumption.
The drive also bundles few Cyberlink software like Powerproducer, BD advisor and TrueTheater.
It will reach US retail shelves in November at an undisclosed price.