While there are a few slight cosmetic differences, the drive shares the same basic design, including the silver colored tray. To make a long story short, I am using a 4. Traditionally, these drives have gotten top marks for their features, performance and consumer friendliness and the DRUA is no exception. When scanned with the DW, the PI rate was very high on some sections of the disc. Reading recordable media wasn’t a problem for the DRUA either.

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This buffer is also backed up by Sony’s Power-Burn buffer underrun protection. For this test I used Pure Funk.

All of the files are between 1MB and 25MB in size and no more than 10 8300a deep. Oddly enough, there is no hole for the LED to shine through. Sony also includes a black replacement bezel with the DRUA.

By looking at the screenshot, you can see that the drive starts writing at You can download the latest version of the software from Nero’s website.

Sony DRUA – DVD±RW (±R DL) / DVD-RAM drive – IDE – internal Overview – CNET

InfoTool had no problems detecting the DRUA’s maximum reading and writing speeds, recording modes, buffer underrun protection and 2MB buffer. More importantly, none of the sectors on the disc were unreadable. When scanned with the DW, the PI rate was very high on some sections of the disc. In both cases, the error rate started out fairly low but jumped up considerably on the second layer. However, because it scans with an ECC sum of 8, a higher number of PIF errors is acceptable, as long as they do not exceed This is pretty good for a drive rated dbd only 48x.


Sony Dvd/cd Rewritable Drive Dru-830a

Thanks to this small speed boost, the drive was able to reach a maximum transfer speed of more than 49x.

But, the way dvv is spread out can make it hard to find what you’re looking for. I also ddv these discs through a “stress test” by reading them back at 16x with the DW I created about 8GB of random files and directories on my hard drive and then burned them to our test discs with Nero. The CD Winbench test is as close as fvd can get to testing every day usage.

A fast portable drive with massive storage space A fast portable drive with massive storage space by Dong Ngo. The worst results were with Memorex’s 2. If you look at the advanced features, you can see that the DRUA was able to read the CD-Text and subchannel dvvd but failed to read the lead in and lead out sections of the CD.

System Requirements OS Required. When it came to packet writing, the DRUA’s performance was pretty mixed. You can see from the screen shot that while the Sony DRUA supports accurate stream and has the ability to retrieve C2 error information from the CD, it does not cache audio data.

The Movie on DVD. Written by Karr Wang, this utility can be used to test the number of C1 and C2 errors on a disc. While this buffer is a little smaller than what we’d like to see 830 a 20x DVD writer, this system worked flawlessly in our tests.


To test the drive’s writing times, I wrote our test data to some Taiyo Yuden manufactured Fuji media rated at 48x. While it didn’t have the fastest quick erase time out of the four drives here, it was able to do a full erase in a respectable 3: The same files are copied and pasted in Windows Explorer and timed. The guide continues on by going over the physical installation of the drive.

The scratches on the disc had little effect on the drive’s speed and the number of errors remained relatively low. The specs below have been taken from Sony’s website and the documentation that came along with the drive.

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In both cases the drive uses Z-CLV to reach its maximum writing speed. The writing quality wasn’t as good as I had expected with Verbatim’s 8x and 2. Next to the jumper block is the analog audio connector.

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