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Sony DRU-840A/DRX-840U - 12x DVD±R DL & 12 DVD+RW Write

Postby Ian on Tue Aug 07, 2007 2:34 pm

These two came as a total surprise to me. According to Sony's press release, the internal DRU-840A and DRX-840U feature 20x DVD±R, 12x DVD±R DL, 12x DVD+RW and 12x DVD-RAM writing speeds.

http://news.sel.sony.com/en/press_room/ ... 30988.html

The 840 series of drives is Sony’s latest crop of multi-format DVD burners that support 20X DVD±R recording speeds, delivering a full 4.7 GB disc of video, data, music or images on standard 16X DVD+R media in about five minutes. In addition, the drives can record on 8.5GB DVD+R Double/Dual layer and 4.7GB DVD+RW discs at 12X speed.

The internal DRU-840A drive and external DRX-840U burner come bundled with the Nero® 7 Express DVD/CD mastering software. The new DRX-S70U burner has a slim design to compliment a notebook or desktop PC, supports 8X DVD±R recording speeds, and comes with a full version of the Nero 7 software suite. All three burners support both dual and double layer formats, as well as CD-R/RW recording.

The internal DRU-840A drive incorporates an ATAPI interface for easy installation inside a PC, and includes a black replacement bezel for matching to black-colored PC cases. The external DRX-840U drive features a space-efficient vertical design and offers connectivity with a high speed USB (USB 2.0) digital interface for simple setup.

Both models support 20X DVD±R, 12X DVD±R DL, 12X DVD+RW, 6X DVD-RW, and 12X DVD-RAM for data backup, as well as 48X CD-R and 32X CD-RW recording speeds.


Any bets as to the read manufacturer? I'm betting its a Samsung design. Maybe the SH-S202 or a crippled SH-S203?
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Postby Ian on Tue Aug 07, 2007 2:35 pm

Here's a couple of pictures.
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Postby Ian on Tue Aug 07, 2007 2:40 pm

More specs..

http://b2b.sony.com/Solutions/product/DRU-840A

CD Read : 48x
CD-R Write : 8x-16x (CLV), 24x-40x (P-CAV), 48x (CAV)4
CD-RW Write : 4x-16x (CLV), 24x-32x (Z-CLV)4
DVD Read : 16x
DVD+R DL Write : 2.4x, 4x, 6x, 8x, 12x (Z-CLV)4
DVD+R Write : 4x (CLV), 8x (P-CAV), 16x, 18x, 20x (CAV)4
DVD-R Write : 4x (CLV), 8x (P-CAV), 16x (CAV), 18x, 20X (CAV)4
DVD+RW Write : 2.4x, 4x (CLV), 6x, 8x, 12x (Z-CLV)4
DVD-R DL Write : 2x, 4x (CLV), 6x, 8x, 12x (Z-CLV)4
DVD-RAM Write : 5x, 6x (CLV), 8x, 10x, 12x (P-CAV)4
DVD-RW Write : 2x, 4x (CLV), 6x (Z-CLV)4
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Postby Scour on Tue Aug 07, 2007 5:26 pm

The external one looks nice, but it´s to expensive
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Tue Aug 07, 2007 6:50 pm

Wow... DVD-RW is really falling behind in terms of speed! :o 12x to 6x now.
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Postby Ian on Fri Sep 07, 2007 4:55 pm

Sony sent me one of these. It's based on the Samsung TS-H652H aka the SH-S202H. I'm not sure where Sony got that number for DVD+RW writing, but the box says that it writes at only 8x.
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