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Sony DRU-820A

Postby bpugsley on Fri Feb 03, 2006 8:42 pm

Anyone have one yet? If so any problems?

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Postby Bhairav on Sun Feb 05, 2006 11:11 am

180? You sure it's not "810"?
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Postby bpugsley on Sun Feb 05, 2006 11:50 am

Should have said Sony DRU-820A

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Postby hoxlund on Mon Feb 06, 2006 2:47 am

no idea what the big deal is, best buy has carried em for quite some time
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Postby Ian on Mon Feb 06, 2006 9:07 am

I've seen the 800A and 810A at Best Buy but the 820A showing up already is news to me.

Edit - Here it is at J&R: http://www.jr.com/JRProductPage.process?Product=4076900

Why haven't I heard about this from Sony?
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Postby bpugsley on Mon Feb 06, 2006 10:08 am

I knew it was a new model, but wanted it since it supported writing DVD RAM. (the 810A didn't)

My problem with it, or Nero 7, is that upon completion of a DVD RAM burn, the disk does not eject automatically. The Burn completes ok and is and the DVD viewable on my panosonic Desktop unit, and can be dubbed on the Pano to the Pano HD.

When you manaually eject the disk the compter gets a Blue Screen and re-boots.

No information on the Sony site so was wondering if anyone else has had the same experience.

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Postby beach-hobo on Mon Feb 06, 2006 7:42 pm

The NEW Sony 820A is a ReBadged BenQ 1670... Yes, I said 1670 with DVD-RAM Read/Write Support... It's not the DQ60...
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Postby Ian on Mon Feb 06, 2006 10:53 pm

beach-hobo wrote:The NEW Sony 820A is a ReBadged BenQ 1670... Yes, I said 1670 with DVD-RAM Read/Write Support... It's not the DQ60...


I know that some have speculated that was the case but has it actually been confirmed?
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Postby dodecahedron on Mon Feb 06, 2006 11:21 pm

beach-hobo wrote:The NEW Sony 820A

what do you mean NEW? there's 2 versions of the Sony 820A ?
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Postby Bhairav on Tue Feb 07, 2006 3:44 am

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Postby dolphinius_rex on Tue Feb 07, 2006 4:41 am

furthermore, it looks like the DW1670 should be based on the Nexperia Chipset and not a teac one.

It should be interesting to see if Philips decides to use this drive under their brand... since Philips is not one known for supporting DVD-RAM.
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Postby TCAS on Tue Feb 07, 2006 11:30 am

Even if this drive is repackage of BenQ 1670 the main concern is that the drive do not have LabelFlash or LightScribe capability.
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Tue Feb 07, 2006 1:12 pm

TCAS wrote:Even if this drive is repackage of BenQ 1670 the main concern is that the drive do not have LabelFlash or LightScribe capability.


That's a MAIN concern now? :o

Do people actually USE it? :o :o
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Postby TCAS on Tue Feb 07, 2006 6:52 pm

If it is not for additional feature (LabelFlash, LightScribe) then what would it be the incentive to upgrade the drive you already have with the same writing speed, reading speed and writing strategy? Just to have another toy?.
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Postby Gen-An on Tue Feb 07, 2006 8:46 pm

TCAS wrote:If it is not for additional feature (LabelFlash, LightScribe) then what would it be the incentive to upgrade the drive you already have with the same writing speed, reading speed and writing strategy? Just to have another toy?.


DVD-RAM?
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Tue Feb 07, 2006 9:01 pm

Gen-An wrote:
TCAS wrote:If it is not for additional feature (LabelFlash, LightScribe) then what would it be the incentive to upgrade the drive you already have with the same writing speed, reading speed and writing strategy? Just to have another toy?.


DVD-RAM?


Better hardware internally, making write strategies easier :wink:
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Postby Ian on Fri Feb 10, 2006 5:44 pm

The drive is finally on SonyStyle.com. Here are the specs:

PART NUMBER: DRU-820A

• DRIVE TYPE: Internal DVD Multi DVD/CD Recorder

• MEDIA & MODES SUPPORTED: DVD-R/-R DL/-RW, DVD+R/DVD+R DL/+RW, DVD-RAM: DVD-ROM, DVD-Video
CD: CD-DA, CD-ROM (XA), CD Extra, Video CD, Photo CD*, CD Text, multi-session

• READ/WRITE SPEED
Write (DVD-R) 4X CLV, 8X P-CAV, 16X CAV max.
Write (DVD-R DL) 2X, 4X max.
Write (DVD-RW) 2X, 4X, 6X CLV max.
Write (DVD+R) 2.4X, 4X, 6X CLV, 8X ~ 12X P-CAV max., 16X CAV max.
Write (DVD+R DL) 2.4X, 4X, 6X CLV, 8X Z-CLV max.
Write (DVD+RW) 2.4X, 4X, 6X CLV, 8X Z-CLV max.
Write (DVD-RAM) 5x CLV max
Write (CD-R) 8X ~16X CLV, 32X P-CAV, 40X ~ 48X CAV max
Write (CD-RW) 4X ~ 10X CLV,24X ~ 32X CAV max.
Read (DVD-ROM) 16X max.
Read (CD-ROM) 48X max.

• SUSTAINED DATA TRASFER RATE: 21 MB/s max. (16X DVD-ROM)

• AVERAGE ACCESS TIME: 130 ms (DVD 16X)
135 ms (CD 48X)

• INTERFACE: EIDE (ATAPI)

• BURST TRANSFER RATE: 33.3 MB/s Ultra DMA33 Mode 2

• BUFFER MEMORY: 2MB

• POWER CONSUMPTION : +5V 1.6A max., +12V 1.4A max.

• DIMENSIONS (WxHxD): 5.75 X 1.63 X 7.0 inches
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Postby Ian on Sun Feb 19, 2006 12:31 pm

The DRU-820A is on sale at Best Buy this week for $79.99

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp ... =10&loc=01
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