Sony DRU-830A DVD Writer

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Sony DRU-830A


OEM:
Toshiba-Samsung
Chipset:Mediatek
48xCDR CAV
32xCDRW ZCLV
18xDVD-R CAV
6xDVD-RW ZCLV
8xDVD-RDL ZCLV
18xDVD+R CAV
8xDVD+RW ZCLV
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EIDE, 2MB
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$65 8.3/10
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1 Elgin 8xDVD+R (RICOHJPND01) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Maxell 16xDVD-R (RITEKF1.....) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
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This is my 3rd Sony writer. I have a DRU-530A and a CRX-145E. It has perfomed flawlessly. They included Nero 7 which was a big improvement over the flaky software included with the DRU-530.


Comments posted by Pamela from United States, June 18, 2007. Rated this writer 10 of 10.





Sony DVD Writers have always performed very well for me; this is my third, having previously owned the DRU-810A and DRU-820A burners. The DRU-820A gave up the ghost after approximately 500 burns.

The DRU-830A has flawlessly burned all of my current media (Ritek G01, F01's, TDK, Maxell, etc.) single and double layer discs, -R, +R, +RW. I haven't seen 18x 4.7GB media at local stores yet, so I can't verify this writing speed; nor have I tried anything faster than 2.4x DL media. In any case, of the ~40 discs I've burned so far, both single and double layer, all have burned and performed without a problem. CD burning is very fast and reliable as well. Having used Sony burners for the past several years, I can recall perhaps only one or two coasters.

If the DRU-830A prooves to be anything like its predecessors, it should perform superbly for quite some time. I'm very happy with it.


Comments posted by Tom Lewandowski from United States, June 09, 2007. Rated this writer 9 of 10.







Comments posted by Italo Valerio from Brazil, June 02, 2007. Rated this writer 5 of 10.





Using OEM SS23 firmware, burned at 8x on Taiyo Yuden TYG02 (8x) DVD-r with no errors, nero cd-dvd speed showed max read 12x, average read 9x. Early days but no problem so far.


Comments posted by Brad from United States, December 30, 2006. Rated this writer 9 of 10.




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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)


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The second rating between the ( ) is a normal average rating.


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