Looking at the other scores, you can see that the drive’s seek times and CPU usage were also quite good. We have a computer that is used only for testing hardware. Large drive for a low price Large drive for a low price by Dong Ngo. This gave the DRUA an average writing speed of about Some even slow down to read single layer DVD-Video discs.

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Take a look below. It actually extracts each track twice and then compares them to check for any errors. When drj with the DW, the PI rate was very high on some sections of the disc.

From this information we can see what the drive’s average speed was and how many errors it generated. The DRUA also has many of the same logos.

Sony Dvd/cd Rewritable Drive Dru-830a

Nero Vision 4 – Nero Vision 4 is the latest version of Nero’s video authoring application. After selecting your preferred language, you’ll be given a short list of options.

The instructions and diagrams are very similar to the ones found in the Quick Start Guide. The guide finishes up by going over the basic operation of the DRUA.


To get the writing times, a 4. By looking at the KProbe screenshots, you can see that the discs burned by the drive had a low number of C1 errors and there were no C2 errors at all. More importantly, none of the dr on the disc were unreadable.

Sony DRU 830A – DVD±RW (±R DL) / DVD-RAM drive – IDE Series

The connector on the far left is the digital audio output. Reading recordable media wasn’t a problem for the Rdu either. I took the drive drru of the box, left the jumper set to master and installed it on the secondary IDE chain by connecting the IDE cable and power connector. Since POF errors are uncorrectable, we really don’t want to see any of them at all.

The drive starts writing at 16x and jumps to 24x at about the 7 minute mark. This means that the drive’s region is stored in the firmware.

With Fuji’s 48x media, the drive started writing at about This is a very rough, but good way to test the drive’s error correcting abilities. As you can see, the software and documentation 803a available in a number of different languages.

I used 12x rated Memorex Gold 74 minute media for the tests. Cyber Monday Newegg: This buffer is also backed up by Sony’s Power-Burn buffer underrun protection.


– Sony DRUA 18x DVD±RW/RAM – Reviews

Because the guide is fairly small, these sections only go over the basic features of each application. Storage by Rick Broida Oct 24, It also goes over the various buttons and connectors located on the front and back of the drive.

It started out at about 6. Sony’s new drive also performed relatively well in our DVD read tests. The CD Winbench test is as close as we can get to testing every day usage. The rear of the DRUA is fairly straight forward.

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Sony is no stranger to the ddu storage industry either. If you don’t want to install everything, select the custom installation. The DRUA’s media compatibility was a mixed bag. The results are below.