Until now, there were very few options, unless you wanted to shell out thousands of dollars for a certified test machine. Well, now I get to compare. Nero Express 6 – 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. Cyber Monday Newegg: The drive had no problems playing back these movies with either program and was fairly quiet. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. This level of performance carried over to our writing and rewriting tests.

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Sony DRU-810A – DVD±RW (±R DL) drive – IDE – internal

It writes at this speed until it reaches the 7. The Movie and Star Wars: The drive read our test disc from start to finish, reaching a maximum transfer speed of I also put these discs through a “stress test” by reading them back at 16x with the DW This is a very rough, but good way to test the drive’s error drj abilities.

When it came to media compatibility, the DRUA gave us some mixed results. Even though Nero can do some very advanced disc mastering, it also includes a wizard that will get novices going in no time. I have a white computer case and Svd really don’t like how the gray lid part of the draw that opens up don’t really match the rest of my computer. Sony’s new drive had no problems writing to Verbatim’s 8x and 2.


Starting from the left of the IDE connection you’ll see the jumper switch for master, slave and cable select. While the DRUA’s overall score wasn’t as high as some of the other drives, it had some very good transfer rates. Like a CD-ROM, you will get different benchmark results depending on what kind of discs you are using. You can see from the screen shot that while the Sony DRUA re accurate stream and has the ability to cache audio data, it does not have the ability to retrieve C2 error information.

Well, now I get to compare. The score given is an average of the three. Should anyone ever take an effort to list optical disc drives bearing attractive dfu, it’s almost certain that the list would be a handful at most. I found the removable rq plate one installed and the other is black of the drive a bit tedious to do so I gave it up and settled with the white. Of course, Sony’s new drive can do more than read and write DVD’s.


– Sony DRUA 16x DVD±RW – Reviews – all-pages

You can download the latest version of the software from Nero’s website. As you can see, the software and documentation is available in a number of different languages. This is an old archive page of HWZ prior to revamp.


Exact Audio Copy can tell us a lot about a drive’s capabilities. Take a look below.

Its funny I never thought to buy the sony before, because sony has drk good track record with me. The connector on the far left is the digital audio output. Get a 4-terabyte USB 3. With a maximum transfer speed of Nero CD Speed v4. Also when I look directly down from the top of rdu computer I can barely see the LED light because the gray lid sticks out too far.

A little editorial note here. Written by Karr Wang, this utility can be used dry test the number of C1 and C2 errors on a disc.

SONY DVD RW DRU-810A Firmware 3.0D download

The 8110a below have been taken from Sony’s website and the documentation that came along with the drive. Has lasted me over 5 years and does everything I need it to. If the source disc is larger than 4. In case you run into trouble and need some help, Sony has included a small ” Software Quick Start Guide.