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Sony DRU-720A Out in Taiwan

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Sony DRU-720A Out in Taiwan

Postby Ian on Sat Jan 15, 2005 1:41 pm

Thanks to Hardware Zone.. in particular raygay27.

http://forums.hardwarezone.com/showthread.php?t=920010

http://shopping.pchome.com.tw/rec/detai ... d=AAS00156

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Writing Speeds:
DVD+R 16x
DVD-R 16x
DVD+R DL 4x
DVD+RW 8x
DVD-RW 6x
CD-R 40x
CD-RW 24x

Read Speeds:
DVD-ROM 12x
CD-ROM 40x

I don't know if the specs from PC Home are right, especially since this is most likely based on the Lite-On SOHW-1673S. If so, the drive should have 48x CD read and write and 16x DVD-ROM read.

I've already asked Sony America when their 16x16 drive was going to be released. All they said was soon.
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Postby Ian on Sat Jan 15, 2005 1:42 pm

One more picture..

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The 720A looks the same as the 700A and 710A..
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DRU-720A available in the U.S., too

Postby PolarWeasel on Thu Jan 27, 2005 5:01 pm

I just picked one up at Fry's. Haven't installed it yet, so I don't know how well it works.

From the box, here are the specs:

Write speeds:

DVD+R DL (CLV) 4x/2.4x
DVD+R (CAV) 16x (PCAV) 12x/8x (CLV) 6x/4x/2.4x
DVD-R (CAV) 16x (PCAV) 12x/8x (CLV) 6x/4x/2x/1x
CD-R (CAV) 48x/40x (PCAV) 32x/24x (CLV) 16x/8x

Rewrite speeds:

DVD+RW (ZCLV) 8x (CLV) 6x/4x/2.4x
DVD-RW (CLV) 6x/4x/2x/1x
CD-RW (ZCLV) 24x (CLV) 16x/10x/4x

Read speeds:

DVD-ROM 16x max CAV, CD-ROM 48x max CAV

Random access times:

DVD-ROM 135ms
CD-ROM 140ms

Supported disc formats:

DVD-ROM
DVD-Video
CD-DA
CD-ROM
Video CD
Photo CD
CD TEXT
CD EXTRA

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Postby Ian on Thu Jan 27, 2005 5:29 pm

Thanks for the info Weasel. Sony let me know that they're going to start shipping soon.. but I didn't expect them this soon.
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