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Sony DRU-810A Internal optical disc drive

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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.
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Long product name Sony DRU-810A Internal optical disc drive :
The short editorial description of Sony DRU-810A Internal optical disc drive

DRU-810A Internal Double/Dual Layer & Dual Format DVD Burner

Sony DRU-810A Internal optical disc drive:
The official marketing text of Sony DRU-810A Internal optical disc drive as supplied by the manufacturer
The DRU-810A is Sony’s first burner to support DVD-R Dual Layer and DVD+R Double Layer recording as well as traditional 4.7GB Dual Format DVD burning.

Sony’s new DVD burner incorporates new 8.5GB DVD-R Dual Layer, DVD+R Double Layer burning and dual format 4.7GB DVD burning. Double/Dual Layer discs let you store up to 8.5GB on a single DVD+R Double Layer or DVD-R Dual Layer disc, giving you plenty of room for more video and audio entertainment, digital photo archives, and information storage. DVD+R burning speed is a blazing 16X max, burning a full DVD in approximately 6 minutes. Double Layer and Dual Layer Recording speed is 4X max. DVD+RW speeds are 8X max for DVD+RW and 6X max for DVD-RW respectively. Ultra fast 48X max CD-R burning means you no longer need a separate CD Burner for good performance. What hasn’t changed is the DRU-810A comes bundled with an unbeatable Nero 6.6 software suite and also includes a black front panel to match black colored PCs.
Short summary description Sony DRU-810A Internal optical disc drive:
This short summary of the Sony DRU-810A Internal optical disc drive data-sheet is auto-generated and uses the product title and the first six key specs.
Sony DRU-810A, 2 MB, 33.3 MB/s, 48x, 32x, 40x, 130 ms
Long summary description Sony DRU-810A Internal optical disc drive :

Sony DRU-810A. Drive device, buffer size: 2 MB, Burst transfer rate: 33.3 MB/s. CD write speed: 48x, CD rewrite speed: 32x. CD read speed: 40x. DVD drive average random access time: 130 ms, Access time: 135 ms. Bundled software: - Double/Dual Layer DVD drive, Ahead NeroVision Express, Ahead Nero Burning ROM SE/ExpressCD/DVD -

This is an auto-generated long summary of Sony DRU-810A 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
Burst transfer rate
33.3 MB/s
Plug and Play
Indicates whether this product supports is "plug and play". Plug and play is hardware or software that, after being installed ("plugged in"), can immediately be used ("played with"), as opposed to hardware or software which requires configuration.
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
130 ms
Access time
135 ms
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.
- Double/Dual Layer DVD drive, Ahead NeroVision Express, Ahead Nero Burning ROM SE/ExpressCD/DVD - Ahead InCD, Ahead Nero, Showtime, Ahead Nero BackitUp.
Other features
Power requirements
+5V 1.6A max., +12V 1.4A max.
Media types supported
The types of media which can be used with this product.
DVD-R/-R DL/-RW, DVD+R/DVD+R DL/+RW: DVD-ROM, DVD-Video,CD-DA, CD-ROM (XA), CD Extra, Video CD, Photo CD*, CD Text, multi-session
Minimum system requirements
Windows 2000
Minimum RAM
The lowest RAM (memory) required to run a computer program or operating system.
128 MB
Minimum processor
The lowest speed that the computer processor can run at, or the minimum amount of processing capacity that can be used, for the computer and particular program(s) to function.
Pentium III 800 MHz
Minimum hard disk space
The minimum hard disk space required to store or run a computer program or operating system.
10 GB
DVD-RW speed
DVD+R speed
DVD+RW speed
DVD-R speed
Bundled hardware
- Black front panel replacement kit, ATAPI cable & mounting hardware, - User’s Manual
Source Testseek summary Average rating
Testseek has collected 10 expert reviews for Sony DRU-810A and the average expert rating is 83 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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It seems someone at Sony decided to start kicking ass and taking names—the DRU-810A beat the crap out of several of our benchmarks and made a daring, if not entirely successful attempt to snatch the gold from Plextor’s majestic PX-716A. Writing 4.25GB...
Good Among the fastest drives at DVDR SL...
Bad Some write specs could be faster...
The Sony DRU-810A is a solid DVD writer.
IntroductionSony has a track record for switching chipsets as they move along from model to model. The DRU-540A used the same Sanyo chipset that is used in the PX-712A. Upon entering the 16x game, Sony switched to MediaTek as its supplier for the servo...
Double/dual-layer burning is finally fast enough to be interesting. Until recently, it actually took less time for some drives to dash off a couple of 4.7GB DVDs than to plod through an 8.5GB DL disc. But with the Sony DRU-810As 8X speed, an 8GB DVD+...
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