But the performance when reading DVDs is very slow. Once you reboot, you’ll be ready to start burning your own discs. Of course, Sony’s new drive can do more than read and write DVD’s. So what are “good” results supposed to look like? Like a CD-ROM, you will get different benchmark results depending on what kind of discs you are using.

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Make sure you guys are using the latest firmware, which at the moment is SS The drive had no problems reading all types of media at its rated speeds and had some very good seek times. The DRUA’s writing quality was fairly good for the most part.

Sony DRU-830A DVD-RAM Laufwerk

You can see from the screen shot that while the Sony DRUA supports accurate stream and has the dru830a to retrieve C2 error information from the Spny, it does not cache audio data. Many Many Many calls to Sony did not change anything. The DRUA also erases at 32x. For this test I used a pressed CD containing one Mode 1 data track. The CD is almost exactly 74 minutes. Of course, Sony’s new drive can do more than read and write DVD’s.

We use it in our testing because it can also be used as a quick and easy way to test the quality.

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This helps to squeeze the maximum performance out of the CD. To test rewrite scores, Nero dru-80a used again to time how dtu-830a it takes to write MB of random files and directories. 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. In both cases, the error rate started out fairly low but jumped up considerably on the second layer.

Even then, the DRUA scores a 9 out of 10 for the installation portion of this review. The DRUA’s writing quality was very good. This tries to mimic the activities of a person loading these programs onto their own computer.

Sony’s new drive performed pretty well in our DVD writing tests. Good luck to all users.

InfoTool had no problems detecting the DRUA’s maximum reading and writing speeds, recording modes, buffer underrun protection and 2MB buffer. We do this so all tests can be compared reliably.

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I created about 8GB of random files and directories on my hard drive and then burned them to our test discs with Nero.

This is pretty good for a drive rated at only 48x. From here you can choose the components you want. Here is a screen shot from Nero’s Drh-830a. The scratches on the disc had little effect on the drive’s speed and the number of errors remained relatively low.

After selecting your preferred language, you’ll be given a short list of options. Nero CD Speed v4. Take a look below. The guide continues on by going over the physical installation of the drive. Clicking on “Application Install” will bring up the menu pictured below.

Thanks to its 8x writing speed, the drive only took If soby don’t want to install everything, select the custom installation. The same files are copied and pasted in Windows Explorer and timed. While not nearly as fast as some of the other DVD writers we’ve tested, it hadno problems ripping pressed audio CD’s at 40x.

For this test I made a copy of our pressed test CD. If white and silver aren’t exactly your colors, you’re in luck.