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Sony BWU-300S

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Overall 8
Features 8

Sony BWU-300S 8x Blu-ray Disc Writer

15 February 2009
  • Conclusion: It has been nearly two years since I reviewed Sony's first Blu-ray Disc writer, the BWU-100A. Since then, companies like LG and Pioneer have raised the bar, introducing drives with new features and faster BD writing speeds. With the BWU-300S, Sony has risen to the challenge. Based loosely on the Panasonic SW-5584, the drive offers good looks, a number of useful features and some of the fastest BD reading and writing speeds available.
  • Pros: Writes to BD-R and BD-R DL media at 8x, Writes to BD-RE media at 2x, Writes to DVD-R and DVD+R media at 16x, Writes to DVD+RW media at 8x, Writes to DVD-RW media at 6x, Writes to DVD+R DL and DVD-R DL media at 8x, Reads single layer BD-ROM's at 16x, Reads BD-R and BD-R DL media at 6x, Reads single layer DVD-ROM's at 16x, Reads DVD±R media at 16x, Reads DVD±RW and DVD±R DL media at 8x, Features 48x CD-R and 24x CD-RW writing speeds, 8MB buffer, Good CD-R writing qualit...
  • Cons: High media requirements when writing to BD-R and BD-R DL media at 8x, Questionable writing quality with some DVD±R and DVD+R DL media, Had a hard time reaching its rated CD read speeds, Reads BD-RE media at only 2x, Reads DVD-Videos at only 6x, Rips audio CD's at only 24x, Cannot set the book type of DVD+R and DVD+RW media, Expensive
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Overall 8

Sony BWU 300S Blu-Ray Burner

maximum pc
4 February 2009
  • Excerpt: For more than a year, LG has been sitting pretty with the only 6x Blu-ray burner available for retail, but now that Sony’s BWU 300S offers 8x BD-R write speeds, LG’s supremacy has come to an end. Sort of. The 300S is uncommonly fast—given the right circumstances. The drive managed to fill a 25GB BD-R disc with data in a blistering 13:56 (min:sec), compared with the LG GBW-H20L’s time of 22:16, but only when the drive was fed manufacturer-recommended Panasonic 6x media.
  • Pros: Fastest BD-R writes, respectable DVD+R writes, stylish bezel.
  • Cons: Requires obscure media for fastest BD times; expensive.
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Expert Review

3 April 2009
  • Conclusion: The Sony BWU-300S left us with a good overall good impression. The drive can be used for fast backups of data on Blu-ray discs, as well as for entertainment allowing you to watch your favorite BD movies on your PC or HD screen. We hope that the writing quality with some DVDs as well as compatibility with more BD media can be easily improved through firmware updates, making it a true competitor of the other 8x BD burners out there such as the Pioneer BDR-203.
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Overall 7

Sony BWU-300S review

PC Advisor
8 February 2009
  • Summary: Blu-ray Disc drives that can create BD media remain thin on the ground. The Buffalo BR-816SU2, and now this internal Sony BWU-300S, are the only burnable Blu-ray drives to have been released in the UK since early Spring.
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Test: 8fach-Blu-Ray-Brenner Sony BWU-300S

15 December 2008