If you, like many other DVD burner fans (or average customizers who just want a good DVD burner), are looking for speed at a reasonable price, then the Sony DRU190A 20X DVD Rewritable Drive just might be the gadget for you. On the topic of speed, here are the figures: As far as DVDs are concerned, its lowest Write Speed is 5X, with DVD-RAM media. Its highest Write Speed tops out at 20X, for DVD-R and DVD+R media. On the CD side of it, Write and Read Speed top out at a reasonable 48X.
Burn, baby, burn: Speed and Quality from Sony
If you’re asking just how many formats the DRU190A 20X DVD Rewritable Drive can burn on, the answer is both simple and staggering–Ten: CD-R, CD-RW, DVD+R, DVD-RAM, DVD-RW, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVDÂ±RW, DVD+R DL and DVD-R DL. This Sony burner allows for DVDÂ±R (dual layer) recording offering a massive recording capacity of 8.5GB on a single-sided disc, whilst maintaining playback (read) compatibility with most DVD players and DVD-ROM drives. If that is not enough, it can also read nine other media formats which include: CD-DA, CD-Extra, CD-ROM, CD-Text, DVD Video, DVD-RAM, DVD-ROM, Photo CD and Video CD.
Its other crowning glories are as follows: It can be used either horizontally or vertically (for those of you particular as how how it loads). It has the ATAPI(EIDE) interface for computers. And for those who want efficiency in burning, the DRU190A 20X DVD Rewritable Drive has the Power-Burn Conformed Technology to keep those buffer underrun errors firmly at bay.
For as long as your PC-AT compatible computer has ample RAM (256 standard, 512 if you’re using Windows Vista), enough HDD space (1GB standard, 10GB for DVD creation), and for as long as you have ten minutes to install, you’re all set to enjoy the writing power of this SONY DVD burner!
Contributed by Arne Galang