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Sony DVD Dual RW Drive DRU-720A Internal optical disc drive

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DVD Dual RW Drive DRU-720A
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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: 21 Apr 2005
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Long product name Sony DVD Dual RW Drive DRU-720A Internal optical disc drive :
The short editorial description of Sony DVD Dual RW Drive DRU-720A Internal optical disc drive

DVD Dual RW Drive DRU-720A

Sony DVD Dual RW Drive DRU-720A Internal optical disc drive:
The official marketing text of Sony DVD Dual RW Drive DRU-720A Internal optical disc drive as supplied by the manufacturer
DVD Dual RW Drive supporting 8.5GB DVD+R DL (Double Layer), Internal ATAPI/EIDE

- Maximum 16X DVD+R and DVD-R --- High speed writing of all major DVD formats (+R, +RW, -R, -RW) and CD formats (-R, -RW)
- DVD+R DL (Double Layer) Supported --- 8.5GB capacity per single-sided disc
- Support major DVD formats (DVD+R, +RW, -R, -RW) and CD formats (CD-R, CD-RW)
- Replaceable front panel (Black) included to suite in more variety of PCs
- Compact size with shorter depth for easier installation and air flow improvement
Short summary description Sony DVD Dual RW Drive DRU-720A Internal optical disc drive:
This short summary of the Sony DVD Dual RW Drive DRU-720A Internal optical disc drive data-sheet is auto-generated and uses the product title and the first six key specs.
Sony DVD Dual RW Drive DRU-720A, 2 MB, 1.5 W, 48x, 32x, 48x, 135 ms
Long summary description Sony DVD Dual RW Drive DRU-720A Internal optical disc drive :

Sony DVD Dual RW Drive DRU-720A. Drive device, buffer size: 2 MB, Power consumption (typical): 1.5 W. CD write speed: 48x, CD rewrite speed: 32x. CD read speed: 48x. DVD drive average random access time: 135 ms, Access time: 140 ms. Weight: 31.7 oz (900 g)

This is an auto-generated long summary of Sony DVD Dual RW Drive DRU-720A Internal optical disc drive based on the first three specs of the first five spec groups.
Internal *
The product is built in.
Drive device, buffer size
A reserved segment of memory within a drive device that is used to hold the data being processed.
2 MB
Power consumption (typical)
Amount of power consumed by this model, often expressed in watts (W). Typical values that manufacturers give are power consumption when off, standby/suspended mode, typical use, maximum usage.
1.5 W
Writing speed
CD write speed *
CD rewrite speed
DVD write speed
DVD rewrite speed
Reading speed
CD read speed *
DVD read speed
Access time
DVD drive average random access time
135 ms
Access time
140 ms
Weight & dimensions
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)
Packaging content
Bundled software
Software distributed with another product such as a piece of computer hardware or other electronic device, or a group of software packages which are sold together. A software suite is an example of bundled software, as is software which is pre-installed on a new computer.
Nero BackItUp Nero InCD Nero Vision Express Nero ShowTime Nero MediaPlayer Nero Burning ROM SE / Express
Other features
Dimensions (WxDxH)
Dimensions of the product (Width x Depth x Height).
5.74 x 6.5 x 1.63" (145.8 x 165 x 41.3 mm)
Power supply type
The type of power supply which this product uses.
+5V, +12V
Compatible operating systems
List of desktop operating systems tested as compatible with this product.
Windows2000 WindowsXP Home edition WindowsXP professional
Number of optical discs
1 discs
I/O ports
An interface on a device to which you can connect another device.
IDE 50pin DC Power In (4pin)
DVD-RW speed
DVD+R speed
DVD+RW speed
DVD-R speed
Double Layer DVD write speed
Source Testseek summary Average rating
Testseek has collected 7 expert reviews for Sony DVD Dual RW Drive DRU-720A and the average expert rating is 73 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.
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The drive supports both DVD+R and DVD-R discs with two layers. In a seeming attempt to muddy the waters, the DVD+RW Alliance now officially calls its two-layer disc burning technology "double layer." So youll see that referred to in the future as DV...
Good Speedy single layer burning; relatively inexpensive...
Bad Slightly slower in single layer DVD burning than the older DRU-720A; costs a little more, too.
Bottom line The DRU-720A can be found at an economical price, and does burn DVD+R DL at 4x speeds. Its also a little faster on single layer media than the new drive...
DVD-R technology comes up to speed with this internal drive...
DRU-720A $149.99 ($119.99 after rebate) Sony (800) 352-7669; (408) 432-1600 CPUs: 3.5 Specs: 16X/8X/16X DVD+RW, 16X/6X/16X DVD-RW, 48X/24X/48X CD-RW, 4X DVD+R DL The company that pioneered dual DVD±R/RW drives and later DL (double-l...
Introduction With DVD write speeds increasing, almost all optical storage device manufacturers ante up to keep up with demands of consumers and also to compete with other manufacturers. Recently, some of the bigger names have led the industry to increa...
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