In case you run into trouble and need some help, Sony has included a small ” Software Quick Start Guide. We use it in our testing because it can also be used as a quick and easy way to test the quality. If white and silver aren’t exactly your colors, you’re in luck. This buffer is also backed up by Sony’s Power-Burn buffer underrun protection. Apple MacBook Pro bug patched, kicking in full performance.

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The drive Sony sent us for this review was manufactured in August of and had firmware version SS This helps to squeeze the maximum performance out of the CD.

Sony DRUA Specs – CNET

You are probably going to get varying results from a full data disc to a single layer movie disc. By looking at the screenshot, you can see that sony dvd rw dru-830a drive considered only Nero Express 7 – With Nero Express, Nero has taken the features and performance people have come to expect from Nero Burning Rom and combined them with a user friendly interface.

And burning that image sony dvd rw dru-830a a CD-R disc took 3 minutes, 20 seconds. The DRUA’s media compatibility deu-830a a mixed bag. To make a long story short, I am using a 4. When it came to sony dvd rw dru-830a compatibility, the DRUA gave us some dru-8330a results. While the drive wrote toall of our test media at its rated speed or better, only three types worked at 20x. You can see from the screen shot that while the Sony DRUA supports accurate stream and has the ability to retrieve C2 error information from the CD, it does not cache audio data.


Every error a drive creates could be a hiss or pop you would hear later in the audio tracks.

If you use a dual layer disc you probably won’t get the best sony dvd rw dru-830a because most DVD-ROM drives slow down to read them. With Fuji’s 48x media, the drive started writing at about sony dvd rw dru-830a Like a CD-ROM, you will get different benchmark results depending on what kind of discs you are using.

Apple MacBook Pro bug patched, kicking in full performance. Nevertheless, the DRUA’s writing quality was quite good. Nero Vision 4 – Nero Vision 4 is the latest version of Nero’s video authoring application. Does the DRUA have what it takes? For this test I used Pure Funk. Each benchmark test has been run three times.

Sony’s new drive also includes features like Power-Burn buffer underrun protection, support for bitsetting and a great software bundle from Nero.

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Sony DVD RW DRUA : DVD Writers

So what about writing quality? Sony also includes a set of ” Operating Instructions. It actually extracts each track twice and then compares them to check for any errors.


The CD is almost exactly 74 minutes. Because the guide is fairly small, these sections only cvd over the basic features of sony dvd rw dru-830a application. The Movie and Star Wars: When it reaches this point, its writing speed increases to 32x and stays there until the end of the session.

Rww here you can choose to install the software, check out the manual or visit Sony’s user support web page. By looking at the picture below you can see the drive’s IDE interface, power connector and audio output connectors. Sony’s new drive also performed relatively well in our DVD sony dvd rw dru-830a tests.

Sony DRU-830A DVD-RAM Laufwerk

The scratches on the dvv had little effect on the drive’s sony dvd rw dru-830a and the number of errors remained relatively low. With its Turbo Boost enabled, the drive had no problems reading our test disc at 48x.

I took the drive out of the box, left the jumper set to master and installed it on the secondary IDE chain by connecting the IDE cable and power connector.