Its funny I never thought to buy the sony before, because sony has a good track record with me. CD Speed is used to give an overall DAE speed rating and CD DAE is used to give the track by track extraction speeds and to check the extracted tracks for errors the drive may have created. Sony did a great job with this internal drive. For this test I used a pressed CD containing one Mode 1 data track. So what about writing quality? Looking at the other scores, you can see that the DRUA’s seek times were also quite good. From the development of the first compact disc standards to the introduction of the first dual format DVD writer, Sony has played a major role in much of the technology used today.

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The media types, along with the average time it took the drive to write our 4. Learn more about Amazon Prime. The drive had no problems playing back these movies with either program and was fairly quiet. While there are a few slight cosmetic differences, the two drives share the same basic design, including the silver colored tray.

By looking at the screenshot below, you can see that the drive’s transfer speeds peaked at about 8x. System Requirements Details Processor Type. I used 12x rated Memorex Gold 74 minute media for the tests. Every error a drive creates could be a hiss or pop you would hear later in the audio tracks. At the time of this review, this is the only official firmware available for the DRUA.


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This is the fourth dvd burner that I have owned. Please try your search again later. With the Turbo Boost enabled, the drive had no problems reading all types of media at its rated speeds and had some very fairly seek times. So what are “good” results supposed to look like? In the transfer rate tests, it started reading at 6. The drive Sony sent us for this review was manufactured in July of and had dvv version 1.

It fires off eight different applications using scripts. The CD is almost exactly 74 minutes. Currently, item can be shipped only within the U. The disc is It has never failed nor gave any trouble.

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I have this product for about a month now and actually use it, unlike most people I know. When testing the drive’s capacity, it had no problems overburning up to 99 minutes with our CompUSA media.


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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. Optical Storage Form Factor. The DRUA also has many of the same logos.

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Each benchmark test has been run three times. Dry looking at the screenshot above, you can see that the drive starts rewriting at You can download the latest version of the software from Nero’s website.

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.

Everything is labeled clearly and the functions of each are explained very well.