|Founded||1 April 2004|
|Hiroshi Suzuki (President & CEO)|
|Products||Optical disc drives|
|Owner||Optis Co., Ltd.|
Toshiba Samsung Storage Technology Corporation (abbreviated TSST) is an international joint venture company of Toshiba (Japan) and Samsung Electronics (South Korea). Toshiba used to own 51% of its stock, while Samsung used to own the remaining 49%. The company specialized in optical disc drive manufacturing. The company was established in 2004.
The company's headquarters is located in Shibaura, Minato, Tokyo, Japan with Hiroshi Suzuki as its President and CEO. Its subsidiary, Toshiba Samsung Storage Technology Korea Corporation is located in Suwon, South Korea, and headed by Dae Sung Kim.
Each corporation in Japan and Korea has the individual directorate system. For the business issues, TSST has been discussing it through the common relevant organization for mutual consent. TSST is currently responsible for the product development, marketing and sales, and has been taking advantage of the existing network of Samsung Electronics and Toshiba for manufacturing, sales, and after-sales service.
Half-height optical drives by TSSTcorp with writing abilities are branded "WriteMaster".
In October 2009, TSST had received a subpoena from the U.S. Justice Department for possibly violating the antitrust laws.
Samsung and Toshiba sold their stakes in TSST to Optis Co., Ltd., a Korean manufacturer that made products for TSST under contract.
In 2016 TSST entered Chapter 15 bankruptcy protection in Delaware US, shielding it from most U.S. creditor actions while the company reorganizes its business in Korea’s court system and restructures a $78 million debt.
See also: Optical disc drive § Form factors
All reading speeds are in constant angular velocity unless otherwise indicated.
"?" indicates that the format is supported, but the speed specification is unknown for this model.
Functionality not listed in "Additional functionality" (e.g. CD-MRW support) for a particular model does not always imply that the feature is missing, but may also imply that existing sources have not confirmed that feature for that particular model yet.
Model numbers with the third digit being a "2" stands for an Parallel ATA + Integrated drive electronics (IDE) interface, while the digit "3" stands for a Serial ATA (SATA) interface.
Some models such as the SH-S162 and the SH-S182 have "L" variants (SH-S162L and SH-S182L) respectively, which indicates support for LightScribe technology.
Writing speeds higher than ×16 (constant angular velocity) are only unlocked on quality recordable media from selected vendors, including Verbatim and Taiyo Yuden.
|Model||Release date||Loading mechanism||Reading speeds||Writing speeds||Additional functionality|
|CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW, Audio CD||DVD-ROM, DVD±R, DVD±RW (single layer)||DVD-ROM, DVD-R, DVD+R (dual layer)||DVD-RAM (P-CAV)||BluRay disc||CD-R, CD-RW[a]||DVD±R, DVD-RW, DVD+RW (single layer)[b]||DVD-R, DVD+R (dual layer)||DVD-RAM||BluRay disc|
|2004||Mechanical tray||52×, 40×, 40×, ?||16×, ?, ?||?||?||None||52×, 32×||None||None||None||None|
|2005||48×, ?, ?, ?||16×, ?, ?||?||?||None||None||None||None|
|SH-S162||2006||48×, 40×, 40×, 40×||12×, 8×, 8×||8×, 6×, 6×||5×P-CAV||48×(CAV), 32×(P-CAV)||16×, 4×, 4×||4×, 8×||5× P-CAV||LightScribe variant|
|SH-S182/||2006||48×, 40×, 40×, 40×||16×, 12×, 8×||8×, 8×, 8×||12×P-CAV||48×(CAV), 32×(P-CAV)||18×, 6×, 8×||4×, 8×||12× P-CAV||LightScribe variant,
|2007||48×, 40×, 40×, 40×||16×, 16×, 12×||12×, 12×, 12×||12×P-CAV||48×(CAV), 32×(P-CAV)||20×, 6×, 8×||12×, 16×||12× P-CAV||LightScribe variant,
|2008||48×, 40×, 40×, 40×||16×, 16×, 12×||12×, 12×, 12×||12×P-CAV||48×(CAV), 32×(P-CAV)||22×, 6×, 8×||12×, 16×||12× P-CAV||LightScribe variant,
|SH-224DB||2013||48×, 40×, 40×, 40×||16×, 16×, 12×||12×, 12×, 12×||5×P-CAV||48×(CAV), 24×(Z-CLV)||24×, 6×, 8×||8×, 8×||5× P-CAV|
|SH-B083L||2009||48×, 40×, 40×, 40×||16×, 16×, 12×||12×, 12×, 12×||12×P-CAV||12×||48×(CAV), 32×(P-CAV)||24×, 6×, 8×||8×, 8×||12× P-CAV||None||LightScribe variant|
|SH-B123L||2010||48×, 40×, 40×, 40×||16×, 16×, 12×||12×, 12×, 12×||5×P-CAV||12×||48×, 24×||24×, 6×, 8×||8×, 8×||5× P-CAV||None||LightScribe variant|
On slim type optical drives, accessing speeds are physically limited by the rotation speeds of the engine rather than the performance of the optical pickup system.
|Model||Type and interface||Release date||Loading mechanism||Reading speeds||Writing speeds||Additional functionality|
|CD||DVD (single layer)||DVD (dual layer)||DVD-RAM||BluRay disc||CD[c]||DVD (single layer)[d]||DVD (dual layer) (Z-CLV)||DVD-RAM||BD-R|
|TS-L633||Internal (mini SATA)||2009||Manual tray||24×||8×||8×||5× P-CAV||None||24×||8×||6×||5× P-CAV||None|
|TS-T633||Internal (mini SATA)||2009||Slot||24×||8×||8×||5× P-CAV||None||24×||8×||6×||5× P-CAV||None|
|TS-LB23||Internal (mini SATA)||2011||Manual tray||24×||8×||8×||5× P-CAV||6×||24×||8×||6×||5× P-CAV||None|
|SD-L902A||Internal (mini SATA)||2006||Manual tray||24×||8×||8×||5× P-CAV||None||24×||8×||6×||5× P-CAV||None||HD-DVD support|
|Internal (mini SATA)||2012||Manual tray||24×||8×||8×||5× P-CAV||None||24×||8×||6×||5× P-CAV||None|
|SU-228HB||Internal (mini SATA)||?||Manual tray||24×||8×||8×||5× P-CAV||None||24×||8×||6×||5× P-CAV||None||LightScribe support|
|SE-208||External (USB-B mini)||2012||Manual tray||24×||8×||8×||5× P-CAV||None||24×||8×||6×||5× P-CAV||None||AV mode (FAT32 simulation)|
|SE-208BW||External (USB-B mini)||2012||Manual tray||24×||8×||8×||5× P-CAV||None||24×||8×||6×||5× P-CAV||None||AV mode (FAT32 simulation),
Optical SmartHub (wireless connectivity)
|SE-B18AB||External (USB-B mini)||2014||Slot||24×||8×||8×||5× P-CAV||None||24×||8×||6×||5× P-CAV||None||AV mode (FAT32 simulation)|
|SE-506||External (USB-B mini)||2013||Manual tray||24×||8×||8×||5× P-CAV||6×||24×||8×||6×||5× P-CAV||6×||AV mode (FAT32 simulation)|
As of 2021-05-13 whois.verisign-grs.com claims that the previous official website domain was newly registered on 2017-02-13T00:00:00Z. According to the registrant's whois system whois.regtons.com and a whois on the IP addresses it seems to belong to a Czech hosting company. The website shows TSST infos from probably 2015, but a lot of ads which surely wouldn't be on a trusted vendors homepage and might cause harm to your computer or privacy (i.e. clicking on the firmware updates link opens up ads which surely nothing have to do with the firmware updates you were looking for).
Place where you can check the SPEC for basic model of each product group. Link damaged intentionally as of 2021-05-13 the website seems to be not trustworthy and this page doesn't exist on archive.org before 2017.