Sony DRU-500A Internal DVD-Writer

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DRU-500AHigh Performance Dual RW DVD/CD Recorder for Microsoft Window 98SE,Windows Millennium Edition,Windows 2000, and Window XP operating systems


Quick Glance

Type of Drive: DVD-Writer

Internal/External: Internal

Interface Type: IDE (ATA/EIDE/ATAPI)


Summary

Product Title: Sony DRU-500A Internal DVD-Writer

Manufacturer: Sony

Power Score: 4.1 | 21 Reviews


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Product Reviews (10)

Anyone who states that this unit...

Strengths: Works VERY well with just about all DVD Writing programs and I use this device to back up my DATA: And with NERO, ALL DVD content plays on MOST DVD players. Burns considerably better with DVD+R Media.

Weakness: NONE- A very good machine

Anyone who states that this unit is weak, probably does NOT know how to operate DVD Recording devices- And I would wager money on the fact that they do NOT have their computer system set up correctly: I would hate to see their systems, and the fact that they are only getting 2 gig burns proves that something is VERY wrong with their system. I have this unit installed on an Athlon XP 2400+ on an...
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By XweAponX - Aug 14, 2004

I BUILD AND REPAIR COMPUTERS...

Strengths: BURNS AT 4X NOW. NO COASTERS YET.

Weakness: ONLY THE SOFTWARE BUNDLE.

I BUILD AND REPAIR COMPUTERS DAILY. PROGRAM ALSO. THIS DRIVE IS THE BEST ON THE MARKET. I HAVE TESTED IT SEVERAL TIMES. IT HAS NOT FAILED YET! FIRMWARE UPGRADES ARE EASY TO INSTALL. THIS DRIVE DOES WHAT IT IS ADVERTISED TO DO. I JUST BROUGHT ANOTHER ONE, I RECOMMENDED IT TO MY CUSTOMERS. SONY ONLY NEED TO IMPROVE THE WEB SUPPORT PAGE.

By TOPTECH - May 23, 2003

I purchased my machine mainly for...

Strengths: Burns all formats, very dependable, once you learn what you're trying to do.

Weakness: The only weakness that stands out is the inexperience of the user.

I purchased my machine mainly for transforming DivX and mpeg files into DVD movies. At first I had many problems and made several coasters. Like most people, I blamed it on the unit and did my share of cussing, but after doing some real research at DVD-R helpsites I learned that the process is much more complicated than just opening a file with Nero and clicking "burn". There is no one burning...
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By TxCracker - Apr 29, 2003

I cannot believe how difficult it...

Strengths: Variable ability for media

Weakness: 100% unreliable. It took MANY phone calls after it stopped working to get them to issue an RMA. They "repaired" it and sent it back -- it failed after four days.

I cannot believe how difficult it is to get support help from Sony. Long waits on hold and difficult to convince them that there's a problem. At the moment this drive is "toast" again and has cost $$ in destroyed "coasters".

By joan199 - Feb 27, 2003

I had to delete half the software...

Strengths: False Advertising

Weakness: Just about everything

I had to delete half the software on my computer to get the drive to work. Then the tech people told me I should only expect to get about 2 gig per disk. The tech support websites are a joke. Broken links and worse.

DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT!!!

By tnanney - Feb 12, 2003

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