Conclusion Sony has done a nice job with this drive. But reality has an unerring knack of hobbling even the most modest flights of fancy. The software comes on 2 discs, supporting many languages: When we switched to 2. No artifacts were noticed.

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That’s all, only the very basic functions. If not, the CD contains an in-depth and helpful electronic user guide with step-by-step instructions. Philips CD-RW74 4x Unfortunately, Sony failed to provide us with 2X DVD-RW media sony dru-500a time for testing, but as soon as we sony dru-500a some, we’ll be sure to update this review.

Adobe Premiere 6 trial Spny Shop Pro 7 sony dru-500a. It burned a minute audio CD in only 3 minutes, 2 seconds and recorded MB to a CD-RW in only 5 minutes, 29 seconds–comparable scores to those of most current, high-speed CD burners. You can download it at the Sony support page. sony dru-500a

The drive determines its max recording speed sony dru-500a should be used for the specific media. No image file is used, recordings are on-the-fly The drive has a medialock. Designed by Mark Newman.

Sony DRU-500A

Interested in this stuff? We see an end to the writable-DVD format wars, or at least a compromise that should help consumers. Sony backs the DRUA with a standard, one-year limited warranty. Sony dru-500a is going to provide Veritas Drive Letter Access as a free download to correct this deficiency. Also note that it will be a bit dearer than one-format drives, but sony dru-500a won’t be too much for a possibility to record all possible DVD types on one drive.

That may be okay for watching movies, but is likely to prove frustrating when restoring gigabytes of data from backup discs. Sony dru-500a DRUA firmware upgrade 1. Reorder number and Microsoft’s new Xbox controller puts disabled players back in sony dru-500a game.

The new version has some negative effect as well. Now they can be recorded only at 1x, as well as the old TDK’s discs certified for 2x recording. Click to enlarge On the back of the drive the connectors: The Pioneer A05 performs almost equal at this point.

Recording CD-R The drive has sony dru-500a recording speed of 24x. Physical characteristics of the drives. My drive was ordered from Retail Express Sony dru-500a only.


The drive was released in November last year and sony dru-500a it came with the firmware version 1. Maybe Sony will come with a firmware upgrade. You can get the burner up and running within minutes, provided you possess a basic understanding ddru-500a your sony dru-500a innards and know how to use a Phillips screwdriver. Movie write soyn Rate, in megabytes per second, at sony dru-500a a movie sojy written to write-once media longer bars indicate sony dru-500a performance.

Writing speeds for the Sony are: PCMag reviews products independentlybut we may earn affiliate commissions from buying sony dru-500a on this page. The alphabet soup of competing DVD-recording formats is enough to make anyone’s head spin. So, the only thing for users to choose will be a media type – the war of formats is over, but the war of discs is probably just starting: The playback was nice. As you can see, the drive supports almost all functions ; Nero version 5.

So, the verdict is that users should sony dru-500a DVD-R media very carefully.