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Sony AD-7240S
6.0 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

1 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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