8. CD Recording Tests
2. Transfer Rate Reading Tests
3. CD Error Correction Tests
4. DVD Error Correction Tests
5. Protected Disc Tests
6. DAE Tests
7. Protected AudioCDs
8. CD Recording Tests
9. Writing Quality Tests - Clover System Tests
10. Writing Quality Tests - C1 / C2 Error Measurements
11. DVD Recording Tests
12. CDSpeed/PlexTools Scans - Page 1
13. CDSpeed/PlexTools Scans - Page 2
14. CDSpeed/PlexTools Scans - Page 3
15. CDSpeed/PlexTools Scans - Page 4
16. CDSpeed/PlexTools Scans - Page 5
17. CDSpeed/PlexTools Scans - Page 6
18. DVD+R DL - Page 1
19. DVD+R DL - Page 2
20. BookType Setting
Samsung TS-H552U Burner - Page 8
CD Recording Tests
- CD-R Format
The drive supports 8X, 16X, 24X, 32X and 40X writing speeds.
The simulation test under Nero CD Speed, confirmed the manufacturer's specifications and the drive finished the task reporting a maximum speed of 39.56X after 2:46 mins. The test started at 20.82X and had an average speed of 34.17X.
- CD-R Recording Times
We created an 80min data compilation with Nero Burning Rom and recorded it on a 700MB disc. The writing performance varies according to the inserted media. Below is a chart demonstrating all recording times with various media.
The best recording time was achieved with TY media which needed 2:54 mins.
Samsung was the fasted CD recorder in comparison with the LG and NEC drives.
- Other features
The Samsung TS-H552U supports overburning, writing up to 101mins and can read/write CD-Text.
- CD-RW Format
The drive supports both the HS-RW and US-RW formats. According to the specs written on the drive's retail box, the TS-H552U can write RW media at a max speed of 24X. However, as you can see in the following graph, the drive supports up to 32X max writing speed which is also written on the front of the retail box. We were pretty confused over the fact that the specs and the markings on the retail box did not match (we also had max writing speed for CD-R media labeled as 48X while according to the specs it was 40X which was confirmed by the previous tests), but eventually all was sorted out once the tests started. So...
Below you can see the Nero CD-DVD Speed writing simulation test with blank 32x US-RW media from Mitsubishi Chemicals.
According to Nero CDSpeed, the drive reached a maximum writing speed of 31.72X. The test started at 21.04X and had an average speed of 31.72X.
- CD-RW Mount Rainier
The drive doesn't support the Mount Rainier feature.