Have one to sell? Storage by Rick Broida Nov 12, All of the times below include not only the actual writing time, but the lead in and out times too. To prevent buffer underruns, the drive has a 2MB buffer that is backed up by Sony’s Power Burn technology. The drive had no problems playing back these movies with either program and was fairly quiet. Since POF errors are uncorrectable, we really don’t want to see any of them at all. System Requirements Details Processor Type.

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The Movie and Star Wars: Sony’s new drive did very well in our CD writing tests. While the writing quality varied from one manufacturer to another, the results were pretty good for the most part.

By reading these discs back at this speed, we can see if there are any readability issues caused by the number of errors or high levels of jitter. Since POF errors are uncorrectable, we really don’t want to see any of them at all. Here is a screen shot from Nero’s InfoTool. For these tests I am using the US version of Transformers: For this test I randomly generated MB and MB of files and directories to test the time it takes the drive to write and close a CD.

Should anyone ever take an effort to list optical disc drives bearing attractive faceplates, it’s almost certain that the list would be a handful at most. While this is becoming less of an issue as more 16x media becomes available, it’s still a nice feature to have.


Newegg keeps the Black Friday spirit alive with more deals for Cyber Monday. The Sony DRUA For a product that’s considered to be rather mundane with only the performance provided by its internal components the only tangible yardstick for consumers to base their selections, internal optical disc drives are by and large aesthetically challenged products.

Learn More – opens in a new window or tab International shipping and import charges paid to Pitney Bowes Inc. For dvs information, see the Global Shipping Program terms and conditions – opens in a new window or tab This amount includes applicable customs duties, taxes, brokerage and other fees. To make a long story short, I am using a 4. Back to home page.

Laptops by Justin Jaffe Nov 26, In case you run into trouble and need some help, Dvs has included a small ” Software Quick Start Guide. Some even slow down to read single layer DVD-Video discs. While Nero gave the option to write at 16x, the drive topped out at only 12x.

This is pretty good for a drive rated at only 48x. While these drives offered a good mix of performance and features, things like writing quality prevented them from getting top marks in our reviews. Get the item du ordered or get your money back.

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This robust software lets users do a number of things including create various types of CD’s and DVD’s or make copies of existing discs. Unfortunately, the DRUA had to slow down to read the disc back. Or choose vru No. We delete comments that violate our policywhich we encourage you to read. If you’re not sure whether the drive should be set up as a master or slave, it also has a few example configurations along with their corresponding jumper xru.


Using CloneCD version 4. This is an old archive page of HWZ prior to revamp. Sony’s new drive had no problems writing to Verbatim’s 8x and 2.

What you’ll basically get is a handsome yet competent DVD writer at a reasonable price. In the transfer rate tests, it started reading at 6.

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It starts rewriting at about 6x and accelerates, reaching its maximum speed at about the 0. So what are “good” results supposed to look like?

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