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Samsung SM-352B Combo Drive ( SM352B )

By SteelDog
Oct 7, 2003
  1. I have a question and I was hoping somebody could help me out regarding this drive.

    So far I can only find the black bezel version of this drive with a 2mb buffer. For some reason it appears that the black versions of this drive only come in bulk. I was told that the bulk versions of this drive only come in 2 mb buffer versions rather then the 8 mb buffer version with a beige bezel.

    I only found a couple of sites that claimed to have the 8 mb buffer version in black. However, when I called them on it, they turned out not to be the retail version and only had 2 mb buffer.

    Another guy in a forum told me that they only sell the black version in bulk. So if I wanted the 8 mb version I would have to settle for beige even though my case is black.

    Does anybody out there have the black version (retail) with a 8mb buffer? If so where can I get one?
     
  2. Nic

    Nic TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,549

    2MB Buffer is fine, as those drives have 'Super Link' buffer underrun protection.
     
  3. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,573   +65

    Agreed. You don't need all that buffer if the drive uses buffer underrun protection.
     
  4. SteelDog

    SteelDog TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks Guys

    Thanks for the reply guys. I didn't think that the extra buffer would do much. When I looked at the drives reviews it pretty much was on par with the top drives. However, I noticed that the top drives that performed just as well only had 2MB buffer.

    Thanks again for the replies.
     
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