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DRU820A Internal 16X Dual Layer DVD Burner
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With these drives you can read and record DVDs and/or CDs in all kinds of formats. Please note the difference between DVD+R and DVD-R when buying a DVD burner, often drives can write only to one of those two media types, sometimes to both. When you buy a drive that only supports one type, you will always have to be careful to choose the right writable DVD discs in the shop. Newer DVD drives also support writing to Dual Layer DVDs. This kind of discs have a storage capacity of 8.5 GB instead of the usual 4.7 GB. DVD (re)writers generally can read and write CDs also, but only some CD (re)writers can read DVDs.
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Included since: 01 Nov 2006
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Info modified on: 17 Dec 2010 15:10:07
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Warranty: 1 year
Long product name Sony DRU820A Internal 16X Dual Layer DVD Burner:
The short editorial description of Sony DRU820A Internal 16X Dual Layer DVD Burner
Internal 16X Dual Layer DVD Burner

Marketing text Sony DRU820A Internal 16X Dual Layer DVD Burner

The official marketing text of Sony DRU820A Internal 16X Dual Layer DVD Burner as supplied by the manufacturer
Sony's DVD burner now incorporates DVD-RAM recording, creating a true DVD Multi drive. It doesn't matter if you have DVD(+), DVD(-), or DVD(RAM) media - consider yourself covered with the DRU-820A.

The DRU-820A comes bundled with an unbeatable Nero 6.6 software suite. With this package you can store 'albums' worth of digital pictures, make your own DVD movies, compile custom music collections and even backup your valuable computer data.

The package also includes an additional black front panel to match black coloured PCs

Key features:

- Supports Double Layer Media
- Supports + & - Media
- Supports +VR Format
- 16X Max DVD Recording
- 8X Max DVD+R Dual Layer DVD Burning
- 5X Max DVD-RAM Recording
- 16X Max DVD Playback
- 48X Max CD Recording
- 32X Max CD ReWriting
- 48X Max CD Playback & DAE
- Record & Play CD-ROMs, CD-Audio & Video-CD Discs
- Record & Play DVD-ROM & DVD Movie Discs
- 2MB Buffer with PowerBurn
- Easy to Install & Use
- Shortened Depth
- 80mm Media Support
- Supports DVD Region Coding on Playback
- Exceptional Software Suite
Short summary description Sony DRU820A Internal 16X Dual Layer DVD Burner:
This short summary of the Sony DRU820A Internal 16X Dual Layer DVD Burner data-sheet is auto-generated and uses the product title and the first six key specs.
Sony DRU820A Internal 16X Dual Layer DVD Burner, 146 x 172.5 x 41.2 mm
Long summary description Sony DRU820A Internal 16X Dual Layer DVD Burner:
This is an auto-generated long summary of Sony DRU820A Internal 16X Dual Layer DVD Burner based on the first three specs of the first five spec groups.
Sony DRU820A Internal 16X Dual Layer DVD Burner. Drive device, buffer size: 2 MB, Burst transfer rate: 66.6 MB/s. CD write speed: 48x, CD rewrite speed: 32x. CD read speed: 48x. DVD drive average random access time: 130 ms, Access time: 135 ms. Weight: 820 g
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Drive device, buffer size
A reserved segment of memory within a drive device that is used to hold the data being processed.
2 MB
Burst transfer rate
66.6 MB/s
Writing speed
CD write speed*
CD rewrite speed
DVD write speed
DVD rewrite speed
Reading speed
CD read speed *
DVD read speed
Access time
DVD drive average random access time
130 ms
Access time
135 ms
Weight & dimensions
Weight of the product without packaging (net weight). If possible, the net weight is given including standard accessories and supplies. Please note that sometimes the manufacturer leaves out the weight of accessories and/or supplies.
820 g
Other features
Dimensions (WxDxH)
Dimensions of the product (Width x Depth x Height).
146 x 172.5 x 41.2 mm