When it comes to consumer electronics, there are few names as well known as Sony. For more than 50 years, this Japanese company has lead the way, producing innovative products for the audio, video and computer markets. Sony is no stranger to the optical storage industry either. From the development of the first compact disc standards to the introduction of the first dual format DVD writer, Sony has played a major role in much of the technology used today.
With the growing popularity of ultraportable notebook and netbook computers, Sony has set its sights on the portable optical drive market. This fall, the company introduced its latest slim portable DVD writer, the DRX-S90U. This sleek and lightweight drive is capable of 8x DVD±R, 8x DVD+RW, 6x DVD-RW, 6x DVD±R DL and 5x DVD-RAM writing speeds and a maximum DVD read speed of 8x. The DRX-S90U is also designed to be powered completely off a computer's USB bus and includes features like 24x CD reading and writing speeds, Power-Burn buffer underrun protection and a software bundle from Nero.
Needless to say, this is only a taste of what the DRX-S90U has to offer. To give you an idea of what to expect from Sony's slim portable DVD writer, we'll take a look at some of the drive's features and then put it through its paces to see how it performs. Is the DRX-S90U the best choice for the person on the go? Read on as we find out.