For anyone who’s ever changed out a computer disc drive, installing this internal drive will be routine. I created about 8GB of random files and directories on my hard drive and then burned them to our test discs with Nero. Sony also includes a set of ” Operating Instructions. So what are “good” results supposed to look like? It also goes over the various buttons and connectors located on the front and back of the drive. Discussion threads can be closed at any time at our discretion. Sony’s new drive also includes features like Power-Burn buffer underrun protection, support for bitsetting and a great software bundle from Nero.
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When it came to writing CD’s, Sony’s new drive gave us some mixed results. To check the media compatibility of the DRUA, I ran a few tests using some of the media available in my area.
Right Click on the cd or dvd drive. I’m happy with it now, but my rating won’t change for this because you shouldn’t have to go through that many discs to “break in” a product.
Sony also includes a set of ” Operating Instructions. If you use a dual layer disc you probably won’t get the best results because most DVD-ROM drives slow down to read them. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers.
By default the setup program will install the entire Nero 7 Essentials suite onto your computer. I just installed in a Dell and it works great. The rear of the DRUA is fairly straight forward. Thanks for marking this as the answer. For DVD writers the performance tests are broken down into four sections: Looking at the other scores, you can see that its seek times were also quite good.
By looking at the screenshot above, 8330a can see that it uses a total of three “zones” to reach its maximum speed. I have the same question 3. Get to Know Us. By looking at the screenshot you can see that it starts reading at 5.
I have tried a few different brands of media and all but 3 have been an unsuccessful burn. Sony’s new DVD writer definitely isn’t short on features.
To restore the operating system to an earlier point in time, access the link below. When scanned with the DW, the PI rate was very high on some sections of the disc.
Check if you can burn the disc. Have one to sell? Product information Product Dimensions 10 x 4 x 7 inches Item Weight 2. Unfortunately, a patched RPC-1 firmware is not yet available for this drive.
I would suggest you to check if the recording option is enabled on your DVD drive. Arrived from Amazon brand new in factory sealed Sony box.
In both cases, the error rate started out fairly low but 830aa up considerably on the second layer. Including the face plate swapping, the entire install took less than a half-hour.
The PI rates were not only very high, there was a large PIF spike at the layer change which caused some major readability issues. The disc is over 4GB and single sided.
System Requirements OS Required. After about 20 unsuccessful burns, the thing magically decided to burn media properly. From this information we can see what the drive’s average speed was and how many errors it generated. This program queries the drive to see what its reading and writing capabilities are. See all Used offers. Sony rvd no stranger to the optical storage industry either.