By looking at the screenshot, you can see that the drive starts writing at It fires off eight different applications using scripts. Sony has once again turned to Nero for their software bundle. The PI rates were not only very high, there was a large PIF spike at the layer change which caused some major readability issues. If for some reason you do run into trouble, the documentation that comes with the drive is quite good.

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Traditionally, these drives have gotten top marks for their features, performance and consumer friendliness and the DRUA is no exception.

Sony DRU 830A – DVD±RW (±R DL) / DVD-RAM drive – IDE Series

Because the guide is fairly small, these sections only go over the basic dgu of each application. We delete comments that violate our policywhich we encourage you to read. With all things considered, the Sony DRUA gets a 7 out of 10 for the performance section of this review.

By looking at the screenshot, you can see that the drive considered only When it came to packet writing, the DRUA’s performance was pretty mixed. Act like your business depends on them Backups: I created about 8GB of random files and directories on my hard drive and then burned them to our test discs with Nero. Oddly enough, there is dry hole for the LED to shine through.


Thanks to its 8x writing speed, the drive only took While written at only 6x, the error rates were very high on the second layer. Instead of increasing the rotation speed, the drive’s writing method switches to CAV.

As you can see, the software and documentation is available in a number of different languages. The media types, along with the average time it took the drive to write our 4.

You can download the latest version of the 830q from Nero’s website. Fuji 48x Taiyo Yuden. So what are “good” results supposed to look like? This section covers a number of topics including compatible discs, region codes and how to enable the Turbo Boost function.

By looking at the screenshot below, you can see that the drive’s transfer speeds peaked at about 8. For these tests I am using the US version of Transformers: Nevertheless, the DRUA’s writing quality was quite good.

Act like your business depends on them by David Gewirtz. It also goes over the various buttons and connectors located on the front and back of the drive. For this test I used a pressed CD containing one Mode 1 data track.

Take a look below. To test rewrite scores, Nero is used again to time how long it takes to write MB of random files and directories. The scratches on the disc had little effect on the drive’s speed and the number of errors remained relatively low.


Until now, there were very few options, unless you wanted to shell out thousands of dollars for a certified test machine. Looking at the other scores, you can see that its seek times were also quite good.

Works with Windows Vista.

Sony DRU A internal burner Specs – CNET

System Requirements Details Processor Type. This buffer is also backed up by Sony’s Power-Burn buffer underrun protection. With features and specs like this, the DRUA sounds like it has a lot of potential. Large drive for a low price Large drive for a low price by Dong Ngo. Redesigned to maximize ease-of-use, 8830a Express gives users the ability to quickly and easily burn audio, data and video to CD or DVD. It actually extracts each track twice and then compares them to check for any errors.