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Sony s External DVD±RW optical disc drive

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s External DVD±RW
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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: 09 Dec 2017 03:51:22
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Warranty: One Year Limited
Long product name Sony s External DVD±RW optical disc drive :
The short editorial description of Sony s External DVD±RW optical disc drive

Sony’s External DVD±RW

Sony s External DVD±RW optical disc drive:
The official marketing text of Sony s External DVD±RW optical disc drive as supplied by the manufacturer
DVD+R burning speed of 8x, twice as fast as previous ceiling for DVD+R plus broad support for all the key DVD and CD formats. Maximum compatibility with the widest range of media and other makes of DVD and CD player offering DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW as well as DVD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW and CD-ROM.

With the correct media, DVD+RW/-R/-RW burning can be carried out at 4x, while CD-R writing speeds up to 40x and CD-RW up to 24x are possible. For maximum flexibility and convenience, the drive can be positioned vertically as well as horizontally.

Equipped with both i.LINK (IEEE1394) and USB 2.0 interfaces, providing a choice of high speed connections to a PC. With speed and compatibility concerns removed users can concentrate on creating content.

Sonic™ RecordNow!®
mastering software that allows users to create custom CDs and DVDs and create backup copies of CDs or DVD-ROMs. It also includes quick archive function for backing up your hard drive.

Sonic™ DLA
packet-writing software that enables users to format, drag-and-drop or delete files on DVD+RW or CD-RW discs similar to a hard drive or floppy disk.

Sonic™ MyDVD®
authoring software that allows users to transfer home videos to customized DVD-video and Video CD discs quickly and easily, plus video editing software for customising video footage.

CyberLink™ PowerDVD®
DVD-Video playing software that enables interactive viewing of both DVD-Video and Video CD discs on a PC.

Jukebox personal music system to help play, record, organise and discover new music with a guide to thousands of streams of personalised music programming.
Short summary description Sony s External DVD±RW optical disc drive:
This short summary of the Sony s External DVD±RW optical disc drive data-sheet is auto-generated and uses the product title and the first six key specs.
Sony s External DVD±RW, 2 MB, 480 MB/s, 40x, 24x, 40x, 200 ms
Long summary description Sony s External DVD±RW optical disc drive :

Sony s External DVD±RW. Drive device, buffer size: 2 MB, Burst transfer rate: 480 MB/s. CD write speed: 40x, CD rewrite speed: 24x. CD read speed: 40x. DVD drive average random access time: 200 ms, Access time: 160 ms. Weight: 1.9 kg

This is an auto-generated long summary of Sony s External DVD±RW optical disc drive based on the first three specs of the first five spec groups.
Internal *
The product is built in.
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
480 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
200 ms
Access time
160 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.
1.9 kg
Other features
Dimensions (WxDxH)
Dimensions of the product (Width x Depth x Height).
164 x 53.2 x 246.6 mm
Sustained data rate
11.4 MB/s