Samsung recently introduced a new slim portable DVD writer compatible with Windows and Mac devices. The Samsung SE-208AB optical disc drive has an aerodynamic design with glossy finish to complement Samsung’s new laptop lineup. The SE-208AB features a Buffer Under Run technology to prevent errors that may result from writing speeds that exceed data transfer speeds, while also enabling PC multitasking. Unlike previous oprical disk drive models that only recognize the first sub-directory and 1000 files, the SE-208AB recognizes the fifth sub-directory and more than 3000 files. The Samsung SE-208AB external drive burns DVD+/-R at 8x, DVD+R DL at 6X, DVD-R DL at 6x, DVD+RW at 8x, DVD-RW at 6x, DVD-RAM at 5x and CD-R/RW at up to 24x. It is USB-powered so there’s no need for a power cord. The SE-208AB will be released in August and will retail for $39.