For this test I used a pressed CD containing one Mode 1 data track. Contact the seller – opens in a new window or tab and request a shipping method to your location. Storage by Rick Broida Sep 17, While Nero gave the option to write at 16x, the drive topped out at only 12x. Amazon’s discontinued Kindle Voyage e-reader has never been cheaper. Storage by Rick Broida Oct 10, Or choose door No.

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Until now, there were very few options, unless you wanted to shell out thousands of dollars for a certified test machine. Better yet, Nero Recode 2 does this without any loss of quality.

The drive was able to read both single layer data and video DVD-ROM’s at speeds as high as 16x and had some pretty good seek times. NeroVision Express also lets users add things like transitions, custom backgrounds, animated menus and text effects.

Even with that said, Sony, who has been actively involved in the development of optical storage standards since the early days of the Compact Disc CDhas barely departed from its design excellence roots that Sony is globally renowned for its entire spectrum of consumer products.

Sony DRU-810A: New Chipset, New Performance

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Looking at the other scores, you can see that the DRUA’s seek times were also quite good. Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic. Minimum monthly payments are required.

DVD+R Media – Sony DRUA: New Chipset, New Performance

Since POF errors are uncorrectable, we really don’t want to dry any of them at all. At this point, the DRUA slows back down to about 6x.

The drive Sony sent us for this review was manufactured in July of and had firmware version 1. Email to friends Share on Facebook – opens in a new window or tab Share on Twitter – opens in a new window or tab Share on Pinterest – opens in a new window or tab Add to watch list. Reading recordable media wasn’t a problem for the DRUA either. After taking the drive out of the box, I left the jumper set to master and installed it on the secondary IDE chain of our test computer by connecting the IDE cable and power connector.

The guide finishes up by going over the basic operation of the DRUA. This amount is subject to change until you make payment. When it came to media compatibility, the DRUA gave us some mixed results.

Readily available in retail right now is the new Sony DRUA 16x internal DVD writer equipped with some of the fastest read and write specifications available. While the number of errors was pretty low, the scratches on the disc caused it to slow down considerably.


You’re also going to get different results for single and dual layer discs. Fuji 48x Taiyo Yuden. Learn more deu opens in a new window or tab.

To test the drive’s writing times, I wrote our test data to some Taiyo Yuden manufactured Fuji media ddu at 48x. These are the ones you should grab. If for some reason you do run into trouble, the documentation that comes with the drive is quite good. It not only had the best quick erase time out of the four drives here, it was able to do a full erase in an impressive 3: Laptops by Justin Jaffe Nov 26, Once you reboot, you’ll be ready to start burning your own discs.

Seller assumes all responsibility for this listing. This buffer is backed up by Sony’s Power-Burn buffer underrun protection. If you have autorun enabled on your computer, the menu shown below will appear when you insert the disc.