Neoseeker heeft een review gemaakt van de Samsung SM-308 combo drive. Met deze drive kun je dus zowel DVD's afspelen (maar niet opnemen) als CD-R's en CD-RW's branden. De SM-308 is de opvolger van de SM-304 en is ten opzichte van z'n voorganger twee keer zo snel. De snelheden liggen als volgt: 8X/4X/32X; DVD's worden op 8X afgespeeld. Verder beschikt de SM-308 over 2MB cache die het produceren van onderzetters moet voorkomen. Over algemeen was men zeer tevreden over deze drive:
The SM-308 comes bundled with Easy CD Creator for its CD burning software. With Easy CD Creator, Easy is the keyword; installation is simple, and the whole program is based on an obvious and clean interface. Although Easy CD Creator is a good program for beginners, experienced users may wish to use a program with more advanced features such as Nero. Samsung included PowerDVD with this unit as its DVD playing software. In addition to playing DVDs PowerDVD can also play other movie types like VCDs and MPGs.
[...] The SM-308 is a great drive; it’s finally fast enough to use all of its functionality with no problems. DVD playback was always clean, there was problems changing layers, and I never had frame-skipping problems. The SM-308 never generated any coasters during my testing, and with double the speed of the SM-304 I never had to wait for a long burn to complete. Installation was simple and the drive was always totally whisper quiet. I found that I could easily replace all the optical drives on my computer with just this one. I found no problems at all during subjective testing of this unit.