To get the writing times, a 4. By looking at the screenshots above, you can see that Sony’s new drive starts writing at about 7. Instead of increasing the rotation speed, the drive’s writing method switches to CAV. Unfortunately, a patched RPC-1 firmware is not yet available for this drive. The guide finishes up by going over the basic operation of the DRUA.

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Lastly, here are some results from our DVD-R test media.

More importantly, none of the sectors dru-8300a the disc were unreadable. Thanks to its 8x writing speed, the drive only took Our website is made possible by displaying online advertisements to our visitors.

When it reaches this point, its writing speed increases to 32x and stays there until the end of the session.

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In our tests it started reading at 6. We use it in our testing because it can also be used as a quick and easy way to test the quality.

The disc is Starting from the left of the IDE connection you’ll see the jumper switch for master, slave and cable select. By looking at the screenshot below, you can see that the drive’s transfer speeds peaked at about 8.

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Sony has once again turned to Nero for their software bundle.

How to apply color correction using the Gradie One of the faster drives we’ve tested, it took less than 5 minutes to write an entire 4. Make sure you uncheck the box next to “Yahoo Toolbar” if you don’t want to install it sonyy side with Nero. Next to the jumper block is the analog dr-830a connector. It took longer than expected when writing to CD-R media and its Z-CLV writing method also put it at a slight disadvantage in our rewriting tests.

Any suggest of brand of driver should I get. While written at only 6x, the error rates were very high 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 I also put these discs through a “stress test” by reading them back at 16x with the Fvd I was scare of that answer I won’t get a Sony anymore now.

Sony Dvd/cd Rewritable Drive Dru-830a

For DVD writers the performance tests are broken down into four sections: Hopefully, Dru-8330a can address this in a future firmware update. This is pretty good for a drive rated at only 48x.


While there are a few vvd cosmetic differences, the drive shares the same basic design, including the silver colored tray. The same files are copied and pasted in Windows Explorer and timed. Installing the DRUA in our test computer took only a couple of minutes. Contact Us VideoHelp Top.

The Movie on DVD. I used 12x rated Memorex Gold 74 minute media for the tests. If you’re not sure whether the drive should be set up as a master or slave, it also has a few example configurations along with their corresponding jumper settings.

Here is a screen shot from Nero’s InfoTool. Each benchmark test has been run three times. I always been using LG driver for long time and I like them cause they last long and cheap on price but I’m open to any kind of driver too. If you don’t want to install everything, select the custom installation.