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Sony DVD+R/+RW Internal DVD±RW optical disc drive

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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.
optical disc drives
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Included since: 15 Jul 2005
The date Icecat noticed for the first time that this product was included in the price list of a channel partner
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Info modified on: 04 Apr 2017 15:15:05
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Warranty: One Year Limited
Long product name Sony DVD+R/+RW Internal DVD±RW optical disc drive :
The short editorial description of Sony DVD+R/+RW Internal DVD±RW optical disc drive

DVD+R/+RW Double/8.5GB Dual Layer, Dual Format DVD/CD Recorder

Sony DVD+R/+RW Internal DVD±RW optical disc drive:
The official marketing text of Sony DVD+R/+RW Internal DVD±RW optical disc drive as supplied by the manufacturer
Preserve home movies on DVD
Back up essential information from your computer
Ultra fast CD burning
DVD+R double layer and DVD-R dual layer burning
16X max DVD+R/+RW and double layer DVD burning
Award winning Nero™ Software bundle for burning all your video, music, and data to DVD or CD.
Includes black replacement front bezel for matching the drive to a black PC case.
Works with 4.7GB DVD+R/+RW and 8.5GB double/dual layer discs
Record up to 4 hours of video on double/dual layer discs
Easy to install EIDE/ATAPI interface drive for Windows® 2000/XP
AVERAGE ACCESS TIME: 130 ms (DVD 16X), 135 ms (CD 48X)
Short summary description Sony DVD+R/+RW Internal DVD±RW optical disc drive:
This short summary of the Sony DVD+R/+RW Internal DVD±RW optical disc drive data-sheet is auto-generated and uses the product title and the first six key specs.
Sony DVD+R/+RW, DVD±RW, 2 MB, 66 MB/s, 16.2 MB/s, 48x, 24x
Long summary description Sony DVD+R/+RW Internal DVD±RW optical disc drive :

Sony DVD+R/+RW. Optical drive type: DVD±RW, Drive device, buffer size: 2 MB, Burst transfer rate: 66 MB/s. CD write speed: 48x, CD rewrite speed: 24x. CD read speed: 40x. DVD drive average random access time: 130 ms, Access time: 135 ms. Bundled software: Ahead NeroVision Express DVD video editing & authoring software, Ahead Nero Burning ROM CD/DVD maste

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Internal *
The product is built in.
Optical drive type *
An optical drive uses laser to read optical discs such as CDs, DVDs and Blu-Ray. Some types of optical drive are: CD ROM drive, CR-RW (CD writer) drive, DVD-ROM.
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 MB/s
DVD-ROM transfer rate (sustained mode)
16.2 MB/s
Writing speed
CD write speed *
CD rewrite speed
DVD write speed
Reading speed
CD read speed *
DVD read speed
Access time
DVD drive average random access time
130 ms
Access time
135 ms
Packaging content
Bundled software
Software distributed with another product such as a piece of computer hardware or other electronic device, or a group of software packages which are sold together. A software suite is an example of bundled software, as is software which is pre-installed on a new computer.
Ahead NeroVision Express DVD video editing & authoring software, Ahead Nero Burning ROM CD/DVD mastering software, Ahead InCD drive letter recording software, Ahead Nero Showtime soft DVD player software, Ahead Nero BackitUp backup software.
Other features
Dimensions (WxDxH)
Dimensions of the product (Width x Depth x Height).
146 x 171 x 41 mm
Minimum RAM
The lowest RAM (memory) required to run a computer program or operating system.
128 MB
Minimum processor
The lowest speed that the computer processor can run at, or the minimum amount of processing capacity that can be used, for the computer and particular program(s) to function.
Pentium III 800 MHz
Minimum hard disk space
The minimum hard disk space required to store or run a computer program or operating system.
10 GB
Compatible operating systems
List of desktop operating systems tested as compatible with this product.
Windows 2000 or Windows XP Home or Professional Operating Systems
Total storage capacity
The total amount of data that can be stored on the device.
8.5 GB
DVD-RW speed
DVD+R speed
DVD+RW speed
DVD-R speed
Bundled hardware
Internal DRU-800A Double Layer DVD drive, Black front panel replacement kit, ATAPI cable and mounting hardware.
Double Layer DVD write speed
Source Testseek summary Average rating
Testseek has collected 7 expert reviews for Sony DVD+R/+RW and the average expert rating is 80 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.
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Verdict: Sonys latest DVD writer is great value and supports the newer dual-layer disc format. If you dont already have a DVD writer in your PC, its time to get one. Sure, you might be happy with a plain old CD writer - but try backing up a subst...