Samsung Electronics today introduced its first external DVD ReWritable drive, the 16X WriteMaster SE-W164C. The new drive is capable of reading and writing in both the DVD+ and DVD- formats with double layer 5x support, and is able to store up to 8.5GB on one disc, which is two times more than a single-layer DVD and 12 times more than a CD. The SE-W164C is currently shipping with an estimated street price of US$199.