Sony DRX-510UL DVD Writer

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Sony DRX-510UL


OEM:
Sony
Chipset:TI/Sony
24xCDR ZCLV
16xCDRW ZCLV
4xDVD-R CLV
2xDVD-RW CLV
DVD-RDL
4xDVD+R CLV
4xDVD+RW CLV
DVD+RDL
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BDROM
HDDVD
USB2, Firewire, 8MB
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$300 9.6/10
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DVD Media comments for this DVD Writer (click on the link to read the comments):
1 Aterra 2xDVD-R (MXL RG01....) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 CompUSA 2.4xDVD+RW (OPTODISCOP1) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Datawrite Classic Yellow 4xDVD-R (PRINCO......) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 DVD-and-Media.com 4xDVD-R (RITEKG04....) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
2 Fujifilm 1xDVD-R (RITEKG03....) comments, 2 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Fujifilm 8xDVD-R (TYG02.......) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 GreatAZO 4xDVD-R (VDSPMSAB 01.) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 HP 2.4xDVD+RW (RICOHJPNW01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Hypermedia 4xDVD-R (AN30........) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 KHypermedia 2.4xDVD+RW (CMC MAG.W01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Leda 1xDVD-R (PRINCO......) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Matrix 4xDVD-R (LONGTEN 001.) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
3 Memorex 4xDVD-R (CMC MAG. AF1) comments, 0 good, 2 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Memorex 4xDVD+RW (CMC MAG.W02) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Memorex 8xDVD+R (MBIPG101R04) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Memorex 4xDVD-R (ProdiscS03) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Memorex 4xDVD+R (RICOHJPNR01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Philips 2.4xDVD+R (CMC MAG.R01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Plextor 4xDVD+R (YUDEN000T01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Princo 4xDVD-R (PRINCO......) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 RiData 4xDVD-R (RITEKG04....) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
3 Ritek 4xDVD-R (RITEKG04....) comments, 3 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 TDK 2xDVD-R (MCC 00RG200) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 TDK 2.4xDVD+RW (MCC.....A01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Verbatim (DataLife) 1xDVD-R (RITEKG03....) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
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this drive on the sony style site is $59.99 refurbished...


Comments posted by sunny from United States, February 04, 2005. Rated this writer No rating.





DVD-R made by Bencole does not work on this Sony writer. It writes about 90% of the data or video and then fails everytime after that. Why Sony dirve has such a BAD compatibility?


Comments posted by x f tang from Other, December 28, 2003. Rated this writer No rating.





I just got this drive for Christmas. I can't wait to try it out.


Comments posted by designwebs from Other, December 25, 2003. Rated this writer No rating.





This is a very good drive. Love it. I have been using all Memorex DVD+R 4x media for months, burning >100 without a single coaster. However, with a recent Memorex DVD+R 4x 25pk spindle that I bought, it got a writing error when recording a movie up to 93-96% of disc volume. I went out and bought another Memorex 25pk spindles, it recorded fine. I suspected that I got a bad batch of the Memorex media, not the drive.


Comments posted by cary87 from Other, December 20, 2003. Rated this writer 10 of 10.





No coasters so far- using firewire with Verbatim DVD-R (about $1.00 each on sale from Office Depot)and Verbatim DVD+RW from Sams Club (I don't remember how much I paid for those)with this drive. I initially had problems with backing up DVD's using 321 Studios Platinum, but it was a software problem with Platinum, not the Sony drive. This problem was fixed with version 3.2.1 of Platinum. Other than that, this is a great drive.


Comments posted by Ken from Other, December 09, 2003. Rated this writer 10 of 10.





Love my Sony. It tears through just about anything.
Havent made a coaster with it!

Sometimes when making a DVD ISO file with Nero, I get 11Mps thats like 76x times ripping!

Awesome


Comments posted by baritony from Other, December 07, 2003. Rated this writer No rating.





Just bought drive last week. Burned a few DVDs using generic media from Meritline (thier 4X sampler pack). Only problem was it crashed my Firewire card (had to re-seat the card) when I tried to watch a "dvd-shrunk" movie prior to "back-up" onto media. Might be software though Ive never had the card crash like that before. I love the DLA software it comes with. It lets you use a DVD-RW disk as a drag and drop mini hard drive.


Comments posted by jeffjochens from Other, November 27, 2003. Rated this writer 10 of 10.





Great drive. I have however got alot of coasters using Memorex 4x DVD-R media. Switched to Sony and burned at 2x all seems fine now. Anyone else with issues with Memorex?


Comments posted by Scott D from Other, October 28, 2003. Rated this writer 8 of 10.





Ditto the other comments.I love it so far.It's built sturdy and great results so far.Paid $264 online.

PS: After having the terrible HP 200e,this is REALLY great........




Comments posted by redlineracing from Other, October 26, 2003. Rated this writer 9 of 10.





love it , havent lost 1 disk , had lacie d2 wouldnt burn anything may have been a bad drive. this thing is a dream , have found the firewire works with 0 conflicts . Not using anything specical : laptop-e-machines (3510) 2400+ amd, 768 ddr 2100,firewire. dvd-r.
to burn -dvdshrink, to nero 6.0 for copys(backups) also 120% works fine. If authoring -ulead moviefactory se


Comments posted by amp from Other, October 12, 2003. Rated this writer 10 of 10.





I Love this drive!. I first bought the HP 300e and burned several coasters (never a single successfull burn) on 3 different computers. Brought that HP back and bought this Sony. So far I have had ZERO problems (Same 3 computers), but have not been using 4x media yet.

Going to BestBuy to get some 4x to enjoy the faster burns, but after my last experience, you can see why I didn't invest on expensive disks... yet.


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





Burner rocks.. No issues and burns on everything I put in it.. Would recommend.


Comments posted by Matt from Other, August 26, 2003. Rated this writer 10 of 10.





Bought one at CompUSA with a pack of DVD+R media (compusa branded 2.4x) and haven't had one problem with it.

Just need to follow some guides here now to figure out how to use it more efficiently. This drive rocks!


Comments posted by wildwolf from Other, August 20, 2003. Rated this writer 9 of 10.





Worked perfect for one month.
Drive died last night.
When I inserted media to burn, the drive light started flashing very fast, maybe 3 times per second non stop, and would not begin the burn. Could not open the drive with the button or software.

Sony is sending me a RA to return.

This is the first time I've ever had a problem with a Sony product.


Comments posted by Rick from Other, August 01, 2003. Rated this writer No rating.





I absolutely LOVE this drive. It's just a DRU510A in a Firewire/USB 2.0 enclosure but is an awesome buy for $50 more over the internal model. I continually swap it between 5 different PCs over the firewire, USB 2.0, and archaic USB 1.1 (1 is a Mac) and no problems with any of them. The update from the 1.0b to 1.0c firmware update uses the exact same Updater as well so no real complications there. Burns are perfect every single time and I have yet to have any issues with the burned DVD-Rs working on anything else. I'm using the 4x Certified Riteks and I'm half way thru the stack of 100 and haven't seen a coaster or even one bade sector and I've even bumped the drive a couple times pretty hard by accident while it was burning. The equipment I have used to read though is as follows...

X-Box
PS2
Apex AD-1000
Creative 6x DVD-Rom
Sansui CDVD9000B DVD/TV Combo Unit


Comments posted by Kermit007 from Other, July 21, 2003. Rated this writer 10 of 10.




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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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