The recording process can be halted and then resumed from the same place, but without this technology there can be some free space after the interruption which might cause problems for home DVD players and some computer DVD-ROM drives. Sony does provide a link to a Web site which Sony says will be live in November , where users can download it for free. Video 3Digests Video cards: As you can see, reading of all the discs is stable and error-free. Two CD-R types were used for recording: Gigantic-screen phone for a gigantic price. The drive was released in November last year and first it came with the firmware version 1.

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But I don’t recommend to place any devices close to it to avoid their overheating. The detailed information on the tested parameters is given in the help file to the Nero CD Speed test program. Sony is going to provide Veritas Drive Letter Access as a free download to correct this deficiency. Direct copying of information from MB CD-R to HDD The drive couldn’t read the MB disc, – there were errors at the end and the drive displayed the warning; the next 500q attempts were useless either.


It’s simpler to buy a disc and record it on the DVD-Dual than to choose between the drives which are much more expensive. The playback was nice.

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Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus. I also recorded two Princo’s discs.

So, the verdict is that users should choose DVD-R media very carefully. Like most burners, it comes with an IDE cable, mounting screws, illustrated hardware and software quick-start guides, one 2. You can get the burner up and running within minutes, provided you possess a basic understanding of your computer’s innards and know how to use a Phillips screwdriver.

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Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook’s There is no packet-writing utility, so you can’t use the drive as you would any other storage drive within Windows. It requires no special drivers. Physical characteristics of the drives.

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter. But there can be some problems in recording CD-R: Some of the users complain that the drive does not write Princo 2x discs at 2x and allows only for 1x. Dimensions W x H x D: It took 1 minute, 53 seconds and 3 minutes, 8 seconds to copy a MB file and MB folder back onto the hard drive, respectively.


And I used the NeroBurning Rom ver 5. Despite its sophisticated features, the program’s storyboard interface is intuitive to use, and most users will be able to create impressive results quickly. Sounds great but lacks vision. As you can see, the CD-R disc from Prodisk, which the drive didn’t like, has a much higher level of errors vru to the other two CD-Rs.

However, thanks to its swift performance, the job wasn’t too time-consuming. In addition, it offers superb performance and packs a comprehensive software bundle–all at a very affordable price. Write tests Time, in minutes, to complete tasks shorter bars indicate better performance.

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It was written there that Verbatim warns that early 2x discs from Verbatim can cause a record error on this drive. ShowBiz lets users create and edit video clips, combining still and motion clips with sound tracks, adding titling and transition effects as well.

In packet-writing tests, the DRUA 500s again rocked the chart. Read tests Time in minutes shorter bars indicate better performance. But also notable is what’s missing: