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At A Glance
Second-fastest single-layer DVD writer tested includes the latest Nero software. However, its DVD+RW performance lagged.
The DRU-830A is Sony's latest DVD Multi drive, now supporting 18x max. DVD+R recording. All DVD formats are supported and ultra fast CD burning too. Includes replacement black front bezel and award winning Nero 7 software suite. Now, one drive can record and read ALL DVD and CD formats for Windows XP/2000
|Ports and Connections|
|DVD-ROM Burned Disc Read Speed||12.0|
|DVD+RW Write Speed||8.0|
|DVD-ROM Pressed Disc Read Speed||16.0|
|DL DVD+R Write Speed||8.0|
|DVD-RW Write Speed||6.0|
|DVD-RAM Write Speed||12.0|
|Single-Layer DVD+R Write Speed||18.0|
|Single-Layer DVD-R Write Speed||18.0|
|CD-ROM Read Speed||48.0|
|DL DVD-R Write Speed||8.0|
|Included Software||Nero Express 7 Essentials|
|Single-Layer Write-Once DVD Performance, for 4.35GB (seconds)||334.9|
|Format Rewritable DVD (seconds)||29.48|
|Dual-Sided Write-Once DVD Performance, for 7.9GB (seconds)||1131.7|
|Rewritable DVD Performance, for 3.4GB (seconds)||717.51|
|Two-Layer Write-Once DVD Format Tested||DL +R|
|Rewritable DVD Format Tested||+RW|
|Single-Layer Write-Once DVD Format Tested||+R|
|CD-R Mastering Write Average, for 694MB (seconds)||191.61|