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Sony AD-7240S
6.5 out of 10

Sony AD-7240S

The world's first DVD burner to achieve a 24x burning rate. This Read more

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Sony Optiarc AD-7240S 24x DVD±RW/RAM

11 June 2009
  • Conclusion: Like many, I never expected DVD±R writing speeds to reach 20x, let alone 24x. Nevertheless, Optiarc has pulled off this impressive feat with the AD-7240S. Affordably priced, the drive offers a good mix of performance and features that should make it a big hit among consumers and enthusiasts alike.
  • Pros: Writes to DVD-R and DVD+R media at 24x, Writes to DVD-R DL and DVD+R DL media at 12x, Writes to DVD+RW media at 8x, Writes to DVD-RW media at 6x, Reads single layer DVD-ROM's at 16x, Reads DVD-R and DVD+R media at 16x, Reads DVD-RW and DVD+RW media at 13x, Reads DVD-R DL and DVD+R DL media at 12x...
  • Cons: Questionable writing quality with some DVD±R and DVD+R DL media, Had a hard time reaching its rated speeds when reading pressed CD's, Cannot set the book type of DVD+R or DVD+RW media, Slower than other drives when writing to CD-R and CD-RW media, Problems recognizing discs larger than 90 minutes...
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Expert Review

29 June 2009
  • Conclusion: So the standards are set high with this one. 24X DVD burning is now possible and when you add it to burning quality that is above average, we can only say that the competitors have to work hard to beat Optiarc.
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Hardware journal
24 May 2009