The writing quality wasn’t as good as I had expected with Verbatim’s 8x and 2. However, you must use the version of Nero included with the drive to set it. All of the files are between 1MB and 25MB in size and no more than 10 directories deep. The same files are copied and pasted in Windows Explorer and timed. This tries to mimic the activities of a person loading these programs onto their own computer.

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It started out at about 6. Redesigned to maximize ease-of-use, Nero Express gives users the ability to quickly and easily burn audio, data and video to CD or DVD. Because the guide is fairly small, these sections only go over the basic features of each application. The firmware was upgraded to SS A note to the webmaster has gone unanswered.

Sony also includes a black replacement bezel with the DRUA. This tries to mimic the dtu of a person loading these programs onto their own computer. Until now, there were very few options, unless you wanted to shell out thousands of dollars for a certified test machine.

The rear of the DRUA is fairly straight forward.

At the time of this review, this is the only official firmware available for the DRUA. While it didn’t have the fastest quick erase time out of the four drives here, it was able to do a full erase in a respectable 3: By looking at the screenshot below, you can see that the drive’s transfer speeds peaked at about 8. The Movie and Star Wars: The disc is over 4GB and single sided.


Sony DRUA DVD Burner Review – LiteOn / PLDS / Sony Writer – Club Myce – Knowledge is Power

Sony’s new drive performed pretty well in our DVD writing tests. The DRUA also includes 830s like 48x CD reading and writing speeds, 32x rewriting speeds, Power-Burn buffer underrun protection and an impressive software bundle from Nero.

If you need to go beyond the basics, additional documentation can be accessed through Nero’s SmartStart launcher.

The guide continues on by going over the physical installation of the drive. To make a long story short, I am using a 4.

Then Sonic’s DLA is used to test packet writing speeds. This rdu a more realistic idea of how long it takes to write a CD.

So what about writing quality? The CD is almost exactly 74 minutes. Does the DRUA have what it takes? Looking at the other scores, you can see that its slny times were also quite good. Sonj you need additional help, Sony’s support website has a number of resources includingFAQ’s, guides and software updates.

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Thanks to its 8x writing speed, the drive only took Next to the jumper block is the analog audio connector.

Sony DRU-830A DVD-RAM Laufwerk

More importantly, none of the sectors on the disc were unreadable. The drive Sony sent us for this review was manufactured in August of and had firmware version SS The PI rates were not only very high, there was a large PIF spike at the layer change which caused some major readability issues. From here you can choose to install the software, check out the manual or visit Sony’s user support web page.

For more than 50 years, this Japanese company has lead the way, producing innovative products for the audio, video dfu computer markets. Exact Audio Copy can tell us a lot about a drive’s capabilities. I upgraded it from SS23 to SS The DVD disc works fine on another computer.

Sony’s new drive also performed relatively well in our DVD read tests.