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Sony BWU-500S
7.0 out of 10

Sony BWU-500S

Sony BWU-500S The Sony BWU-500S is a Blu-ray writer that Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Sony BWU-500S

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Overall 10
10

Almost a year later

Mycal W., Newegg
9 February 2013
  • Pros: Great drive, absolutely no problems, it's quiet, only problems I've had with playing Blu-rays are the discs that require a remote, not the drives fault though. My last review I gave it 3 stars because I was annoyed with the included software, but now I feel the drive deserves a full 5 star rating...
  • Cons: None, aside from the included software.
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Overall 10
10

3D Blu Ray player and burner - nice

Jaime D., Newegg
14 June 2012
  • Summary: This is a very nice and inexpensive DVD/BluRay player and burner. It does it all. This SONY will play most any disc that the average HTPC or PC enthusiast is ever likely to want. The first thing I did was download the latest firmware from SONY's website.
  • Pros: One drive to rule them all! Plays most any consumer format you will ever want. Can burn BluRay discs as well. Plays 3D BluRays too. Very quiet, and very fast spin up.
  • Cons: None that I know of.
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Overall 10
10

Fast!

Matthew M., Newegg
12 May 2012
  • Summary: Current Build: http://secure.newegg.com/Shopping/AddToCart.aspx?Submit=ADD&ItemList=35-553-002%7c4%2c19-116-492%7c1%2c35-608-008%7c1%2c27-118-049%7c1%2c14-130-683%7c1%2c17-151-087%7c1%2c13-157-290%7c1%2c11-352-007%7c1%2c20-233-229%7c1%2c20-171-567%7c2%2c35-181-017%7c1%2c12-816-074%7c1
  • Pros: Nice drive, it is super fast.
  • Cons: None Yet!
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Overall 10
10

Awesome

Blaine H., Newegg
6 February 2012
  • Summary: You definitely are pay for the name, but I never had any problems with Sony. couldn't tell you about the customer support because never had to from tv's to many laptops and device's for years.
  • Pros: I got 2, Easy to hook up, Its Sony and blue ray....
  • Cons: none
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Overall 10
10

Great product

Hugo S., Newegg
15 January 2012
  • Summary: So far no coasters using Verbatim BD-Rs on a SCSI subsystem system. Drive is inaudible while writing. System: Asus P5WDG2-WS Pro / Core2Quad Q9650 (1001 BIOS) / Zalman CNPS9500 / Lian Li PC-101 / 6 GB Kingston HyperX / MSI Radeon HD6970 2GB / Soundblaster Audigy 4 / Adaptec 29320 PCI-X / Fujitsu...
  • Pros: - Very quiet - 6x, which is fast enough to burn 25GB in 15 minutes - Works with PowerISO
  • Cons: Little pricey, but it pays off to pay more for optical drives
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Overall 10
10

Nice unit

Ron O., Newegg
2 December 2011
  • Summary: I started from the ground up on a new build. Rosewill Challenger tower, ASUS P8Z68-V Pro board, Intel Core i7 2600K CPU, Zalman CNPS9500 Heatsink, Antec HCG-900 power supply and G. Skill Sniper 16 Gig sticks total. ASUS VH242H HDMI Monitor. Lots of other components too.
  • Pros: I've played Blu-rays and burnt Blu-rays with this unit and it functions perfectly. Also comes with some usable software. Very satisfied.
  • Cons: None
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Overall 10
10

Working well

Thomas N., Newegg
25 November 2011
  • Summary: Haven't tried a 50gb BD-R DL in it yet. Nice have this for backing up files.
  • Pros: Its a SONY. Didn't they invent Blu-Rays? It works as advertised so far. No issues.
  • Cons: Burns a little slow but I suppose thats to be expected. 25gb BD-R isn't exactly the same as a 700mb CD-R you know.
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Overall 10
10

Nice Quite Blu-ray Burner

JASON M., Newegg
16 November 2011
  • Pros: This is the most quite burner that I've ever owned. So far no coasters using Verbatim media (Disc Model 97457).
  • Cons: The supplied CyberLink software sucks.
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Overall 10
10

Great Ordering Experience

Jeffrey H., Newegg
3 November 2011
  • Summary: This item is part of a larger order.
  • Pros: Shopping and ordering were informative and easy. My order shipped well within 24-hours of purchase. UPS 3-day shipping is a great choice for timely deliver at a budget price. So far, 5 stars! More when the order arrives.
  • Cons: Package tracking not updated. If I am to accept the tracking status, my order has been in transit from So. CA to Portland, OR for 3 days. No star deduction. More when the order arrives.
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Overall 10
10

Great Drive

Ali M., Newegg
12 October 2011
  • Summary: The software that comes with it is ok. I use WinDVD to watch my movies.
  • Pros: Great drive. I always wanted a blu-ray burner for my PC and I am glad I bought this drive. Burn's both dvds and blu-rays without any issues. Great buy.
  • Cons: price. if it was under $100 it would have been great.
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