Everything is labeled clearly and the functions of each are explained very well. Since POF errors are uncorrectable, we really don’t want to see any of them at all. CD DAE will extract the audio tracks twice and then compare them. Please visit HWZ for the latest reviews and news. While this wasn’t enough to top the DRUA, the drive’s seek times were also quite good.

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Sony’s new drive was also fairly quick when reading dual layer discs. This level of performance carried over to our writing and rewriting tests. To top it off, Sony has included some pretty good documentation, a software bundle from Nero and a black replacement bezel. The Movie on DVD.

Using CloneCD version 4. Visit eBay’s page on international trade. Back to home page. While the drive came very close, it wasn’t able to reach 48x this time around. 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.


Even then, the DRUA scores a 9 out of 810x for the installation portion of this review. Instead of including one big manual, the DRUA’s documentation is spread out between a number of small, fold out “guides.

For this test I made a copy of a pressed test CD. Shipping cost cannot be calculated. Better yet, Nero Recode 2 does this without any loss of quality. This item may be a floor model or store return that has been used.

Sony’s new drive had no problems writing to Verbatim’s 8x and 2. This causes all of the sectors to show up as being “bad” in ScanDisc.

Sony DRU-810A – DVD±RW (±R DL) drive – IDE – internal

System Requirements OS Required. The DRUA also supports a feature called “bitsetting. Some even slow down to read single layer DVD-Video discs.

While the DRUA’s overall score wasn’t as high as some of the other drives, it had some very good transfer rates. The CD is almost exactly 74 minutes.

Worry-Free DVD Burning: Sony DRU-720A and DRU-810A

The drive read our test disc from start to finish, drh a maximum transfer speed of This tries to mimic the activities of a person loading these programs onto their own computer. What you’ll basically get is a handsome yet competent DVD writer at a reasonable price. Get a 4-terabyte USB 3. Next to the jumper block is the analog audio connector.


The specs below have been taken from Sony’s website and the documentation that came along with the drive. It actually extracts each track twice and then compares them to check for any errors. Nero CD Speed v4. Like the BenQ drive it’s based on, it sports some of the fastest DVD reading and writing speeds available.

With a maximum transfer speed of Reading recordable media wasn’t a problem for the DRUA either.

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

This is pretty good for a drive rated at only 48x. Learn More – opens in a new window or tab. Looking at the other scores, you can see that fru DRUA’s seek times were also quite good.