We do this so all tests can be compared reliably. While the drive wrote toall of our test media at its rated speed or better, only three types worked at 20x. From here you can choose to install the software, check out the manual or visit Sony’s user support web page. 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. Instead of increasing the rotation speed, the drive’s writing method switches to CAV.

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If you need to go beyond the basics, additional documentation can be accessed through Nero’s SmartStart launcher. The Movie and Star Wars: By default, the DRUA has a maximum writing speed of 40x.

While not as fast as the drive from LG, it reached a respectable 8. Dvv by default, this LED lights up green when the drive is reading or writing. Welcome to the PC Pitstop Driver Library, the internet’s most complete and comprehensive source for driver information.

We do this so all tests can be compared reliably.

Reading recordable media wasn’t a problem for the DRUA either. Sony’s new DVD writer definitely isn’t short on features.

By looking at the r you can see that it starts reading at 5. Nero Express 7 – With Nero Express, Nero has taken the features and performance people have come to expect from Nero Burning 830aa and combined them with a user friendly interface. The scratches on the disc had little effect on the drive’s speed and the number of errors remained relatively low.

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This section covers a number of topics including compatible discs, region codes and how to enable the Turbo Boost function. From here you can choose to install the software, check out the manual or visit Sony’s user support web page. When it reaches this point, its writing speed increases to 32x and stays there dr the end of the session.

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Many people consider InCD to be one of the best packet writing tools because of its simplicity and performance. From this information we can see what the drive’s average speed was and how many errors it generated.

In both cases the drive uses Z-CLV to reach its maximum writing speed. Every error a drive creates could be a hiss or pop you would hear later in the audio tracks. Now with Driver Matic, a PC can have up to date drivers automatically. Even then, the DRUA scores a 9 out of 10 for the installation portion of this review.

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For these tests I am using the US version of Transformers: We have a computer that is used only for testing hardware. For this test I randomly generated MB of files and directories to test the time it takes the drive to write and close a CD. When it comes to consumer electronics, there are few names as well known deu Sony.

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Starting from the left of the IDE connection you’ll see the jumper switch for master, slave and cable select. While the drive wrote to most of our test media at its rated speed, only three types worked at 18x.

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The drive had no problems passing all of the on-the-fly tests and did not create any errors. The rear of the DRUA is fairly straight forward. Does the DRUA have what it takes? With all things considered, the Sony DRUA gets a 7 out of 10 for the performance section of this review.

While the DRUA’s overall score wasn’t as dvr as the Plextor’s, it had a low access time and some very good transfer rates. To get the writing times, a 4.

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. Traditionally, these drives have gotten top marks for soy features, performance and consumer friendliness and the DRUA is no exception.

It also goes over the various buttons and connectors located on the front and back of the drive.