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Sony DVD+ -RW 8x4x12 DL2.4x+40x24x40 IDE Ret Internal optical disc drive

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DVD+ -RW 8x4x12 DL2.4x+40x24x40 IDE Ret
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DRU-700A
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With these drives you can read and record DVDs and/or CDs in all kinds of formats. Please note the difference between DVD+R and DVD-R when buying a DVD burner, often drives can write only to one of those two media types, sometimes to both. When you buy a drive that only supports one type, you will always have to be careful to choose the right writable DVD discs in the shop. Newer DVD drives also support writing to Dual Layer DVDs. This kind of discs have a storage capacity of 8.5 GB instead of the usual 4.7 GB. DVD (re)writers generally can read and write CDs also, but only some CD (re)writers can read DVDs.
optical disc drives
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Included since: 27 Jun 2005
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Long product name Sony DVD+ -RW 8x4x12 DL2.4x+40x24x40 IDE Ret Internal optical disc drive :
The short editorial description of Sony DVD+ -RW 8x4x12 DL2.4x+40x24x40 IDE Ret Internal optical disc drive

DVD CD RW drive internal EIDE(ATAPI)
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Sony DVD+ -RW 8x4x12 DL2.4x+40x24x40 IDE Ret Internal optical disc drive:
The official marketing text of Sony DVD+ -RW 8x4x12 DL2.4x+40x24x40 IDE Ret Internal optical disc drive as supplied by the manufacturer
The launch of the DRU-700A internal DVD Dual Drive with Double Layer (DL) shows Sony continuing to develop next generation technology. DVD+R DL (Double Layer) is a Write-Once media format with full compatibility with Dual Layer DVD-ROM, This affords 8.5GB or nearly double the storage capacity of normal DVDs (4.7GB).

The DRU-700A is compatible with most existing DVD Video and DVD-ROM players. Both layers can be accessed without the need to turn over the disc. The extra capacity can be used to play music, protect valuable data, share digital pictures and create home movies.

Double capacity means Double Recording time so 2 hours video on single layer expands to 4 hours on Double Layer. Double capacity also gives Double Quality Pictures or Movies since “Standard” Mode Quality moves to “Fine” Mode Quality without cutting recording time. Users can write and read both Single Layer and Double Layer Discs.
Short summary description Sony DVD+ -RW 8x4x12 DL2.4x+40x24x40 IDE Ret Internal optical disc drive:
This short summary of the Sony DVD+ -RW 8x4x12 DL2.4x+40x24x40 IDE Ret Internal optical disc drive data-sheet is auto-generated and uses the product title and the first six key specs.
Sony DVD+ -RW 8x4x12 DL2.4x+40x24x40 IDE Ret, 2 MB, 40x, 24x, 40x, 31.7 oz (900 g), PC/AT-compatible computer CPU: Pentium III, 800 MHz or higher (with Nero Vision Express: Pentium 4,1
Long summary description Sony DVD+ -RW 8x4x12 DL2.4x+40x24x40 IDE Ret Internal optical disc drive :

Sony DVD+ -RW 8x4x12 DL2.4x+40x24x40 IDE Ret. Drive device, buffer size: 2 MB. CD write speed: 40x, CD rewrite speed: 24x. CD read speed: 40x. Weight: 31.7 oz (900 g). Minimum system requirements: PC/AT-compatible computer CPU: Pentium III, 800 MHz or higher (with Nero Vision Express: Pentium 4,1, Dimensions (WxDxH): 5.74 x 1.63 x 6.5" (145.8 x 41.3 x 165 mm), Compatible operating systems: Windows 2000 Professional Windows XP Home Edition Windows XP Professional

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Design
Internal *
The product is built in.
Yes
Performance
Drive device, buffer size
A reserved segment of memory within a drive device that is used to hold the data being processed.
2 MB
Writing speed
CD write speed *
40x
CD rewrite speed
24x
DVD write speed
8x
DVD rewrite speed
4x
Reading speed
CD read speed *
40x
DVD read speed
12x
Weight & dimensions
Weight
Weight of the product without packaging (net weight). If possible, the net weight is given including standard accessories and supplies. Please note that sometimes the manufacturer leaves out the weight of accessories and/or supplies.
31.7 oz (900 g)
Other features
Minimum system requirements
PC/AT-compatible computer CPU: Pentium III, 800 MHz or higher (with Nero Vision Express: Pentium 4,1.6 GHz recommended) 256 MB RAM or more 1 GB (with Nero Vision Express:10 GB) free hard disk space One available EIDE (ATAPI) interface connection with DMA capability One empty 5-inch half-height drive bay One available internal +12 V/+5 V power connector
Dimensions (WxDxH)
Dimensions of the product (Width x Depth x Height).
5.74 x 1.63 x 6.5" (145.8 x 41.3 x 165 mm)
Compatible operating systems
List of desktop operating systems tested as compatible with this product.
Windows 2000 Professional Windows XP Home Edition Windows XP Professional
Total storage capacity
The total amount of data that can be stored on the device.
8.5 GB
Source Testseek summary Average rating
Reviews
Updated:
2017-03-01
Testseek has collected 8 expert reviews for Sony DVD+ -RW 8x4x12 DL2.4x+40x24x40 IDE Ret and the average expert rating is 76 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.
76%
Source Review comments Score
Digitaltrends.com
Updated:
2017-03-01
With Sony’s new DRU-700A DVD writer, dual layer DVD recording has finally become a reality.
80%
hardwareheaven.com
Updated:
2017-03-01
In this review Ill be taking a look at Sonys latest flagship DVD burner, the DRU-700A, which features Double Layer DVD writing capabilities. Along with both DVD Plus (+) and Minus (-) recording and CD writing and rewriting. At a glance, the Sony DRU-...
0%
eventdv.net
Updated:
2017-03-01
Synopsis: The legend of DVD+R DL becomes fact: Sonys DRU-700A ($199), the first shipping dual layer-capable DVD recorder, performs mostly as advertised, easily accomplishing 6 and 7GB DVD-Video burns with the bundled Nero software on several Verbat...
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extremetech.com
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2017-03-01
Review: Sony ships the first-ever dual layer DVD burner, based on the DVD+R DL standard. We take a look at the underlying technology and put the DRU-700A to the test. Is dual layer recording worth the cost and time?...
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anandtech.com
Updated:
2017-03-01
Introduction and Construction A few weeks ago, we dangled a little DVD Dual Layer primer (teaser?) for all of you who are looking forward to the technology. Even though we received a preproduction sample from Sony, we have a generally good idea which m...
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