Sony DRU-500A DVD Writer

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Sony DRU-500A


OEM:
Sony
Chipset:TI/Sony
24xCDR ZCLV
10xCDRW CLV
4xDVD-R CLV
2xDVD-RW CLV
DVD-RDL
2.4xDVD+R CLV
2.4xDVD+RW CLV
DVD+RDL
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EIDE, 8MB
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$250 8.7/10
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DVD Media comments for this DVD Writer (click on the link to read the comments):
11 Accu 1xDVD-R (LD..........) comments, 6 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
5 Accu 1xDVD-R (LD01........) comments, 5 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Arita 2.4xDVD+R (RICOHJPNR00) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
2 Arita 4xDVD+R (RICOHJPNR01) comments, 1 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
12 BeAll 1xDVD-R (BeAll G00001) comments, 6 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
2 BeAll 4xDVD-R (BeAll G40001) comments, 2 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 BenQ 4xDVD+R (DAXON...AZ1) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 BestMedia Platinum 2.4xDVD+R (RICOHJPNR00) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 BestMedia Platinum 4xDVD+R (RICOHJPNR01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Bulkpaq 4xDVD-R (INFOSMART01.) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
3 Bulkpaq 1xDVD-R (PRINCO......) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
4 Bulkpaq 4xDVD-R (PRINCO......) comments, 2 good, 1 mixed, 1 poor.
2 Bulkpaq 2.4xDVD+R (PRODISC.R01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Bulkpaq 4xDVD-R (ProdiscS03) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Caldisc 4xDVD-R (LONGTEN 001.) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 CMC 4xDVD-R (TTG01.......) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 CompUSA 4xDVD-R (AML.........) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 CompUSA 4xDVD+R (INFOME..R20) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 CompUSA 1xDVD-R (LD01........) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
2 CompUSA 1xDVD-R (OPTODISCK001) comments, 2 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 CompUSA 2.4xDVD+R (OPTODISCOP1) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
2 CompUSA 1xDVD-R (PRINCO......) comments, 2 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 CompUSA 4xDVD-R (PRINCO......) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
2 Cubix 2xDVD-R (MXL RG01....) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Data-On Premium 2xDVD-R (AML.........) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Databank 4xDVD-R (RITEKG04....) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
2 DataTrack 1xDVD-R (EuroDig-Disc) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
2 Datawrite 2xDVD-R (RITEKG03....) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Datawrite 4xDVD-R (RITEKG04....) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Datawrite Classic 2xDVD-R (PRODISCG02..) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
2 Datawrite Classic 2xDVD-R (TDKG02000000) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
5 Datawrite Classic Red 4xDVD-R (PRINCO......) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 5 poor.
4 Datawrite Classic Yellow 1xDVD-R (PRINCO......) comments, 3 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
2 Datawrite Generation 2 2.4xDVD+R (RICOHJPNR00) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Datawrite Red (V2) 4xDVD-R (AN32........) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Datawrite Red (V2) 4xDVD-R (AN35........) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Digital Matrix 4xDVD-R (INFOSMART01.) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 DVD-ON 2.4xDVD+R (RICOHJPNR00) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
4 DVDPro 4xDVD-R (PRINCO......) comments, 3 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 dvX Disc 4xDVD-R (PRINCO......) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 dvX Disc 2.4xDVD+R (RICOHJPNR00) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Dynex 4xDVD-R (CMC MAG. AF1) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Dynex 2.4xDVD+RW (INFODISCA01) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
2 EMTEC 1xDVD-R (4M SYS 202C1) comments, 2 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 EMTEC 1xDVD-R (LGE.........) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Euro Digital 2.4xDVD+R (DATATRAK001) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Fortis 1xDVD-R (Auvistar....) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Fujifilm 8xDVD-R (ProdiscF01..) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Fujifilm 4xDVD-R (ProdiscS03) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
5 Fujifilm 2.4xDVD+R (RICOHJPNR00) comments, 5 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Fujifilm 2.4xDVD+RW (RICOHJPNW01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
3 Fujifilm 2xDVD-R (TAIYOYUDEN..) comments, 3 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
2 Fujifilm 8xDVD-R (TYG02.......) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Fujifilm 8xDVD+R (YUDEN000T02) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
5 Generic/Unbranded 2xDVD-R (MXL RG01....) comments, 3 good, 0 mixed, 2 poor.
1 Generic/Unbranded 1xDVD-R (SONY........) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Generic/Unbranded 4xDVD-R (Yi Jhan 001.) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 GQ (Great Quality) 2.4xDVD+RW (...........) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 GQ (Great Quality) 4xDVD+R (LD......S03) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
2 GQ (Great Quality) 4xDVD-R (LEADDATA01..) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Grade A Media 4xDVD-R (RITEKG04....) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 GreatAZO 4xDVD+R (VDSPMSAB001) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 H2O 2xDVD-R (MXL RG01....) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 HP 8xDVD+R (CMC MAG.D02) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 HP 2.4xDVD+R (RICOHJPNR00) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Hypermedia 4xDVD-R (LONGTEN 001.) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Image 4xDVD-R (NANYA-JC001) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
4 Imation 1xDVD-R (CMC00RG200..) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Imation 2.4xDVD+R (RICOHJPNR00) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
3 Imation 2.4xDVD+RW (RICOHJPNW01) comments, 2 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Infosmart 4xDVD-R (INFOSMART01.) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Intenso 1xDVD-R (NANYA P1861.) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Intenso 1xDVD-RW (ProdiscDVDRW) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Intenso 2xDVD-R (PRODISCG02..) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Intenso 2.4xDVD+R (RICOHJPNR00) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Ketta K1 1xDVD-R (RITEKG03....) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 KHypermedia 2.4xDVD+RW (CMC MAG.W01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
19 KHypermedia 1xDVD-R (CMC00RG200..) comments, 2 good, 0 mixed, 8 poor.
1 KHypermedia 1xDVD-R (CMC00RG300..) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 KMA 4xDVD-R (VDSPMSAB 01.) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Lead Data 1xDVD-R (LD..........) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
4 Lead Data 1xDVD-R (Lead Data) comments, 2 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Lead Data 4xDVD-R (LEADDATA01..) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Leda 1xDVD-R (PRINCO......) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Liquid Video 2xDVD-R (OPTODISCK001) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Lynx Digital Platinum 4xDVD-R (RITEKG04....) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 MAM-E 2xDVD-R (MAMEG02.....) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 MAM-E 4xDVD-R (MCI4XG01....) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
2 Matrix 4xDVD-R (LONGTEN 001.) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Maxell 16xDVD+R (CMC MAG.M01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Maxell 1xDVD-RW (JVC/VictorT7) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
2 Maxell 2xDVD-R (MXL RG01....) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
2 Maxell 4xDVD+R (RICOHJPNR01) comments, 2 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Maxell 8xDVD+R (RITEK...R03) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Medianca 2.4xDVD+RW (OPTODISCOP1) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 MediaPro 4xDVD-R (LONGTEN 001.) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Memorex 8xDVD-R (CMC MAG. AE1) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
6 Memorex 4xDVD-R (CMC MAG. AF1) comments, 3 good, 0 mixed, 3 poor.
2 Memorex 1xDVD-R (CMC MAG. CO.) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Memorex 2xDVD-R (CMC MAG.....) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
2 Memorex 4xDVD+R (CMC MAG.F01) comments, 1 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
3 Memorex 1xDVD-R (CMC00RG200..) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Memorex 2.4xDVD+RW (INFODISCA01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
4 Memorex 4xDVD-R (ProdiscS03) comments, 2 good, 0 mixed, 2 poor.
6 Memorex 4xDVD+R (RICOHJPNR01) comments, 6 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
2 Memorex 2.4xDVD+RW (RICOHJPNW01) comments, 1 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
3 Memorex 1xDVD-RW (RITEK000V11A) comments, 2 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Memorex 16xDVD-R (RITEKF1.....) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
2 Memorex 8xDVD-R (RITEKG05....) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
3 Meritline 2.4xDVD+R (RICOHJPNR00) comments, 2 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
3 Mirror Platinum 4xDVD-R (AN30........) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 2 poor.
2 Mirror Platinum 1xDVD-R (VIVASTAR....) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Mitsumi 2.4xDVD+RW (INFODISCA01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 MMore 1xDVD-R (VIVASTAR....) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
2 Nanya 2xDVD-R (NANYA P1861.) comments, 2 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Nashua 1xDVD-R (EuroDig-Disc) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
4 Nashua 1xDVD-R (OPTODISCK001) comments, 3 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Nashua 1xDVD-RW (OPTODISCK001) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
2 Nashua 4xDVD-R (PRINCO......) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
2 Neo Premium 2.4xDVD+R (RICOHJPNR00) comments, 2 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Nexxtech 8xDVD+R (CMC MAG.E01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Open Platform 4xDVD-R (AML.....001) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Optical 4xDVD-R (ONIDTECH....) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
3 Optimum 2xDVD-R (CMC MAG.....) comments, 3 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Optimum 2.4xDVD+R (CMC MAG.R01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
3 Optodisc 1xDVD-R (OPTODISC....) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Optodisc 1xDVD-RW (OPTODISCK001) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Optodisc 4xDVD-R (OPTODISCK001) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Optodisc 1xDVD-R (OPTODISCK001) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
2 Optodisc 2.4xDVD+RW (OPTODISCOP1) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Optodisc 8xDVD-R (TYG02.......) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Packard Bell 1xDVD-R (OPTODISCK001) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Packard Bell 1xDVD-R (RITEKG03....) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Philips 8xDVD-R (CMC MAG. AE1) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
2 Philips 2.4xDVD+RW (PHILIPS.001) comments, 2 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
2 Piodata 4xDVD-R (LEADDATA01..) comments, 1 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Pioneer 2xDVD-R (MCC 00RG200) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
3 Pioneer 4xDVD-R (PVCR001002) comments, 1 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Pioneer DVS-R47A 2xDVD-R (PVC001001) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
4 PrimeDisc 1xDVD-R (RITEKG03....) comments, 1 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
2 PrimeDisc 1xDVD-R (RITEKG03....) comments, 2 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
9 Princo 1xDVD-R (PRINCO......) comments, 2 good, 1 mixed, 1 poor.
3 Princo 1xDVD-RW (PRINCO......) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
15 Princo 4xDVD-R (PRINCO......) comments, 8 good, 1 mixed, 3 poor.
4 Princo 2xDVD-R (TDKG02000000) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
2 ProPlay The Data Master 2xDVD-R (PVC001001) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Raxon 4xDVD-R (AML.........) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Ricoh 2.4xDVD+R (RICOHJPNR00) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Ricoh 4xDVD+R (RICOHJPNR01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Ricoh 4xDVD+RW (RICOHJPNW11) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 RiData 4xDVD+R (RICOHJPNR01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 RiData 2.4xDVD+RW (RICOHJPNW01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
3 RiData 1xDVD-R (RITEKG03....) comments, 2 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
5 RiData 4xDVD-R (RITEKG04....) comments, 5 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 RiData 8xDVD-R (RITEKG05....) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 RiData 4xDVD-RW (RITEKW04....) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 RiDisc 8xDVD-R (MCC 02RG20) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 RiDisc 4xDVD-R (RITEKG04....) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
2 Ritek 2.4xDVD+R (RICOHJPNR00) comments, 2 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
10 Ritek 1xDVD-R (RITEKG03....) comments, 8 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
20 Ritek 4xDVD-R (RITEKG04....) comments, 11 good, 2 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Samsung (DigitAll) 2xDVD-R (CMC MAG....) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Samsung (Pleomax) 4xDVD-R (OPTODISCR004) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
2 Sentinel 1xDVD-R (............) comments, 2 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
2 Sentinel 2xDVD-R (OPTODISCK001) comments, 1 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
5 Sentinel 1xDVD-R (VIVASTAR....) comments, 2 good, 1 mixed, 2 poor.
1 Shintaro 4xDVD-R (PRINCO......) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 SKC 1xDVD-R (SKC Co.,Ltd.) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Sky 2xDVD-R (MXL RG01....) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
2 Sky 4xDVD+R (POMSA0010R.) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 2 poor.
1 SmartBuy 1xDVD-RW (ProdiscDVDRW) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Sonic 4xDVD-R (............) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Sonic 4xDVD-R (Yi Jhan 001.) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
2 Sonix 4xDVD-R (AN32........) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Sony 1xDVD-RW (JVC/VictorT7) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Sony 2.4xDVD+R (RICOHJPNR00) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
6 Sony 2.4xDVD+RW (RICOHJPNW01) comments, 6 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Sony 1xDVD-R (SONY........) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
2 StarLogic 1xDVD-R (PRINCO......) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Stor-Media 4xDVD-R (GSC001......) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Storquest 1xDVD-R (VIVASTAR....) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Sumvision 4xDVD-R (............) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Sunstar 1xDVD-R (LD01........) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Supermedia 4xDVD+R (........001) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Supermedia 4xDVD-R (AML.........) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Supermedia 4xDVD-R (AN31........) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Taiyo Yuden 4xDVD-R (TYG01.......) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Taiyo Yuden 8xDVD-R (TYG02.......) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 TDK 4xDVD+R (CMC MAG.F01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 TDK 2.4xDVD+RW (MCC.....A01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 TDK 2xDVD-R (MXL RG01....) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
11 TDK 4xDVD+R (RICOHJPNR01) comments, 10 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 TDK 2xDVD-RW (TDK502sakuM3) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
3 TDK 2xDVD-R (TDKG02000000) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 TDK 4xDVD-R (TTG01.......) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
4 TDK 8xDVD-R (TTG02.......) comments, 2 good, 0 mixed, 2 poor.
1 TDK 4xDVD-R (TYG01.......) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 TDK ScratchProof / Armor Plated 1xDVD-RW (TDK501saku]3) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
2 Teon 8xDVD-R (CMC MAG. AE1) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 That's Write! 1xDVD-R (Lead Data) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 That's Write! 4xDVD-R (PRINCO......) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
2 Traxdata 2.4xDVD+R (RICOHJPNR00) comments, 2 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Traxdata 4xDVD+R (RICOHJPNR01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
3 Traxdata 4xDVD-R (RITEKG04....) comments, 3 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 TX (Think Xtra) 1xDVD-R (VIVASTAR....) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Vakoss 4xDVD-R (NANYA-JC001) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Vanguard 4xDVD-R (VANGUARD....) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Verbatim (DataLife) 2xDVD-R (CMC MAG.....) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Verbatim (DataLife) 2.4xDVD+R (CMC MAG.R01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
2 Verbatim (DataLife) 2.4xDVD+RW (CMC MAG.W01) comments, 1 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
7 Verbatim (DataLifePlus) 2xDVD-R (MCC 00RG200) comments, 4 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
2 Verbatim (DataLifePlus) 1xDVD-RW (MCC 00RW11N9) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
2 Verbatim (DataLifePlus) 2.4xDVD+R (MCC.....001) comments, 2 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Verbatim (DataLifePlus) 4xDVD+R (MCC.....002) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Verbatim (DataLifePlus) 8xDVD+R (MCC.....003) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
2 Verbatim (DataLifePlus) 2.4xDVD+RW (MCC.....A01) comments, 2 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
4 Vivastar 1xDVD-R (VIVASTAR....) comments, 1 good, 2 mixed, 0 poor.
2 White Label 1xDVD-RW (OPTODISCK001) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
2 White Label 2xDVD-R (TDKG02000000) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
3 Xtreme 4xDVD-R (LONGTEN 001.) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 2 poor.
2 Xtreme 4xDVD-R (LONGTEN 009.) comments, 2 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Xtreme 4xDVD-R (VDSP.SAB 01.) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Zero Defex 4xDVD-R (RITEKG04....) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
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performance greatly reduced after 1 year


Comments posted by Eric Eufusia from United States, July 18, 2005. Rated this writer 1 of 10.





This Burner SUCKSSSSSSS This piece of shit will show you 12min at 4X and sometimes take 26min to burn a DVD
Horrible
You can never tell how long a DVD will take to burn
Over priced for nothing
It takes like almost 3min just to start burning

Now I have the NEC 3500AG
And got firmware from
http://www.micheldeboer.nl/firmware/V3B3R2.rar
To Flash it you need this program
http://www.micheldeboer.nl/firmware/2510A_2.06_WinFlash.zip

Here is a List of the new Speeds
http://freeweb.siol.net/tvajng/QMR_Extreme.txt

Now I can burn at 16X with 8X media Fuicking Suppparrrr

Burn Full DVDs in under 6min Crazzzzzzzzzyyyyy


Anyways I hate the Sony burner


Comments posted by Anniak96 from Canada, December 30, 2004. Rated this writer 1 of 10.





I think I just upgraded the firmware to 2.1a, but how can i tell? Thanks.


Comments posted by hoopz111 from United States, August 03, 2004. Rated this writer No rating.





New firmware 2.0H allows 4x with -R, +R, and +RW. You cannot burn -RW at 4x, according to the Sony Website. I have burned hundreds of cd and dvd disks with this burner. I love it.


Comments posted by theseus from United States, March 26, 2004. Rated this writer 10 of 10.





This burner does not support the 99 min - 850mb VCD-R disc.


Comments posted by Gary Abada from Canada, February 28, 2004. Rated this writer 8 of 10.





This burner is fantastic! With the latest firmware (2.0g) it burns DVD-/+R at 4x in a very stable way. It increases the writing speed constantly from 0x to 4x in about 10 secs. and it never goes down from 4x again! I've burnt all of my 4x media in less than 15 mins. I've tried brand name and Ritek 4x and they all burn great. I've also tried +/-RW and they also burn flawlessly at speeds of 2x and 2.4x respectively. I have burnt lots of +/-R and the drive works as well as it did when it was new!

Thanks Sony!


Comments posted by Ponsui from Other, February 06, 2004. Rated this writer No rating.





I have the DRU-500A with firmware 1.0g and i try to write at 4X at Philips DVD+RW!!! but i only can at 2.4X?

I don't have problems with DVD-R and DVD+R at 4X!!!


Thanks in advance,
Dimitris


Comments posted by Dimitris from Other, December 23, 2003. Rated this writer No rating.





Bought the unit today - I made a first DVD-security copy on the DVD+RW which was also in the package, and is was working in my DVD-Player (Old Pioneer 626). Wow, will test further...


Comments posted by ebone from Other, December 22, 2003. Rated this writer 10 of 10.





Hey all, I just got my Sony 500A yesterday. I downloaded the 500A.d update, made it my secondary master, installed Nero's latest DVD Burning Software 5.5.1.7 (or some number combo like that) I then downloaded the latest DVD Decrypter 3.1.4.0 (again not sure on the #, but the latest one) used the DVD+RW that came with it, and CHA CHING!!! It plays Transformers on my Playstation 2 version 3900x, with no DVD Remote installed! I am running Win ME with 256 PC100 RAM and a 120 Gig HD. With That Said....GO BUY IT!!!!!!!

*NOTE* I have yet to buy any other media for it now, but I will soon, just read what other people have had trouble with....

Piece Owt!!!


Comments posted by jump_aceHey Guys from Other, December 06, 2003. Rated this writer 10 of 10.





This burner is fantastic! With the latest firmware (2.0g) it burns DVD-/+R at 4x in a very stable way. It increases the writing speed constantly from 0x to 4x in about 10 secs. and it never goes down from 4x again! I've burnt all of my 4x media in less than 15 mins. I've tried brand name and Ritek 4x and they all burn great. I've also tried +/-RW and they also burn flawlessly at speeds of 2x and 2.4x respectively. I have burnt lots of +/-R and the drive works as well as it did when it was new!

Thanks Sony!


Comments posted by Ponsui from Other, November 09, 2003. Rated this writer 10 of 10.





Perfect writer. No problems with it at all


Comments posted by Thor from Other, October 29, 2003. Rated this writer 10 of 10.





Excellent writer have no complaints at all writes video /data on all media that ive tried ! Ritek - discs seem to be the best and problem free when recording videos!


Comments posted by Andy W from Other, October 26, 2003. Rated this writer No rating.






there is new release of firmware by Sony for the dru500a, version 2.0G. this will make the recoder better in reading and writing at 4x dvd-r.

the last time I had firmware 2.0F and could not write at 4x DVD-R, NERO says it writing at 4x but the timer tels the real writing speed, and that was over 30min so at 2 speed... :-(

After loading the new firmware (2.0G), I was able to write a princo DVD-R at 4 speed, in about 15min.

At this moment this recorder realy rocks !!

djniels


Comments posted by djniels from Other, October 14, 2003. Rated this writer No rating.





The drive is so far doing well. I've burned DVDs with the following brands successfully:

Sony+R
Sony+RW
Ricoh+R

Failed with Imation brand

My desktop computer specs:
P4 1.7GHZ
256MB RAM
40GB Harddisk
Pioneer DVD ROM as the secondary master
Sony DRU500A as the secondary slave

Since this drive is very new in the market, I do not dare use other software that is not bundled with this product. This is a good way to isolate potential problems. My needs are met anyway with the bundled software like MyDVD and RecordNow. I don't see any significant benefit in using Nero at the moment. I don't have DLA access yet but that will come soon.

The burned DVDs works in a Pioneer standalone DVD player and Pioneer DVD-ROM. Also works in my PS2 to watch burned home videos (as long I burn it in PAL mode of course because my PS2 only plays PAL). I will test to copy games and movies soon. Another good thing is that I can play +RW on my other standalone DVD players as well and still be able to erase and reuse the same media.

I will use the Sony or Ricoh brands for stuff like PS2 games, movies, and other important stuff. I guess I may use Ricoh media more often because it is cheaper than Sony but does not compromise on quality. I don't see why I should actively test the drive with other generic or cheap media. I don't want to burn something onto cheap media and feel unsure about the lifespan of the media. I know there will be times where I only need to use cheap media but these occasions would be very infrequent. So I'm not really worried if the drive does not work with cheap media. The important thing is that it works with other big brands besides Sony.

Will


Comments posted by Will from Other, September 17, 2003. Rated this writer 9 of 10.





Thanks manvantara
the link took me straight there


Comments posted by richard from Other, September 13, 2003. Rated this writer 6 of 10.





fantastic dvd writer
i have had mine since thy first come out in the uk
how ever seems i need a link to the firmware


Comments posted by richard from Other, September 13, 2003. Rated this writer 10 of 10.





I got this burner when it first came out and I love it! Recently added the latest firmware to bring it up to 4x. Using a watch, my movies are burning between 3x and 4x and with no problems playing on any of my apex. Media is Tdk +R 4x .


Comments posted by skmo from Other, September 01, 2003. Rated this writer 10 of 10.







Comments posted by FERNANDO from Other, September 01, 2003. Rated this writer No rating.





I've had this ROM drive since last fall and it's continued to work like a champ. I purchased the internal drive and put it into a firewire enclosure and it has never had a problem.

I'd have given the drive a "10" rating if Sony had only included Apple Mac drivers.


Comments posted by sgs from Other, August 11, 2003. Rated this writer 9 of 10.





This wirter is great. Burnt well all media. I've burned at least 700+ dvd disks so far. One little spot can be the digital audio extraction. Exact Audio Copy reports often 95% as track qualty, however other dirves are reporting 100% quality for the same CD track.


Comments posted by Ferenc Cserepkei from Other, August 05, 2003. Rated this writer 10 of 10.





This drive works fairly well with a couple of exceptions. No matter what firmware I load it will not write DVD -R at 4X speed. All the software says that it is writing at 4X, but a stopwatch tells the true story, and that is that it is writing at 2X. Another problem I have encountered is that Lord Of The Rings DVD hangs up with a read error. This DVD is perfect and reads on all other drives that I have.


Comments posted by Robert McCollum from Other, July 10, 2003. Rated this writer 3 of 10.







Comments posted by Ricardo from Other, June 02, 2003. Rated this writer 8 of 10.





Worked great with everything I have tried so far. Haven't had any complatibility problems with the dvd players I've used the burnt dvd's on. Great overall, and even though it costs 300 bucks, the Sony quality is worth it.


Comments posted by kurtis from Other, May 31, 2003. Rated this writer 10 of 10.





Hey All,

This is one of the most best drives I have ever seen. I have not had a coaster yet and have burned DVD-R DVD+R DVD-RW DVD+RW I have I have sucessfully Burned DVD-5 and DVD-9 and DVD-10 DVD's.. DVD-9 and DVD-10 I had to use DVDXCopy $99.99 from 321 studios This is a Drive I would recommend to all.. I have updated the firmware to 1.0f


Comments posted by Jkilgore from Other, May 27, 2003. Rated this writer 10 of 10.





I was very happy with this burner using 2x media for several months. Upgraded firmware to 2.0f because it is suppose to support 4x burns. I have not yet achieved success. The prgms will report 4x burning but this is untrue since it still takes 1/2 hr this is more a like 2x burn. I've using both Nero & Record Now Max w/Ritek 4x Media. Please email me if you have figured this out.


Comments posted by mike from Other, May 22, 2003. Rated this writer No rating.




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OEM
Original Equipment Manufacturer.


Chipset

The manufacturer of the main chipset the DVD writer/recorder is based on.


Write support / Read support
DVD-R
= Works
DVD-R = Is not supported
DVD-R? = Not tested


Single Layer(4.7GB) write speeds
1x (CLV) = about 58 minutes
2x (CLV) = about 29 minutes
2.4x (CLV) = about 24 minutes
4x (CLV) = about 14.5 minutes
6x (CLV/ZCLV) = about 10-12 minutes
8x (PCAV/ZCLV) = about 8-10 minutes
12x (PCAV/ZCLV) = about 6.5-7.5 minutes
16x (CAV/ZCLV) = about 6-7 minutes

Dual/Double Layer(8.5GB) write speeds
1x CLV = about 105 minutes
2.4x CLV = about 44 minutes
4x CLV = about 27 minutes

Single Layer (4.7GB) read speeds
1x read speed is 1.321MB/s = ~56 minutes
6x CAV (avg. ~4x) read speed is max 7.93MB/s = ~14 minutes
8x CAV (avg. ~6x) read speed is max 10.57MB/s = ~10 minutes
12x CAV (avg. ~8x) read speed is max 15.85MB/s = ~7 minutes
16x CAV (avg. ~12x) read speed is max 21.13MB/s = ~5 minutes


DVD Write types
CAV = Constant Angular Velocity, the DVD is written at a constantly increasing speed.
CLV = Constant Linear Velocity, the DVD is written at a constant speed.
ZCLV = Zone Constant Linear Velocity, the DVD is divided into zones. After each zone the write speed is increased.
PCAV = Partial Constant Angular Velocity, the DVD is being written at an increasing speed until a certain speed. After this speed it will not increase anymore.


Connection
Desktop = Standalone desktop DVD Recorder
EIDE = Computer DVD Writer with EIDE/IDE connection
SCSI = Computer DVD Writer with SCSI connection
USB = Computer desktop DVD Writer with USB 2.0 or/and 1.1 connection
FireWire = Computer desktop DVD Writer with IEEE 1394/FireWire/i.Link connection (some standalone desktop dvd recorder supports this also but then it is usually to connect your DV camera to the recorder)


Rating
The first rating is based on a weighted rank (the true Bayesian), it requires at least 5 votes to get a weighted rating.
The second rating between the ( ) is a normal average rating.


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