Sony DRX-800UL DVD Writer
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So far it's superb! Hoping that I wont be eating my words in the days ahead, but just a fabulous piece of kit from Sony.
Reliable, fast and burns reliable and readable DVD-R, DVD+R and CDs. Excellent to use, with fast USB2 and firewire interfaces and a lovely small footprint on the desktop. It looks 100% as well.
The bundled version of Nero 6 is feature rich BUT it only works with the writer it ships with.
Comments posted by diver15 from United Kingdom, September 06, 2005. Rated this writer 9 of 10.
Whoa! I've read bad feedback re. media writer that are badged Sony and I beg to differ on this one (keeping my fingers crossed for now). Just follow the simple installation instructions and it'll be up and running in about 15 mins. Being an external burner with both USB and iLink/Firewire connection this is quite ideal for a notebook user as myself. As a detached component it doesn't contribute to the heat generated and contained in my PC. It runs quiet even burning @ 8x speed (as of this writing I haven't found a faster rated DVD media than this locally). It also yielded a favorable result in my attempt to burn a back up of a DVD-video (regular movie) authored using DVD Shrink (A-OK!). This is all for now folks. You'll certainly hear/read more when I discover more 'stuff' to report about it.
Comments posted by mbad from Canada, June 04, 2005. Rated this writer 8 of 10.
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Original Equipment Manufacturer.
The manufacturer of the main chipset the DVD writer/recorder is based on.
Write support / Read support
DVD-R = Works
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.
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)
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.