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Sony DRU-500AX

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Overall 2
2.0

"Did not work well from the start. Just quit working."

59phill, CNET
21 July 2009
  • Pros: I didn't like anything.
  • Cons: many of the discs I burned would not work in other drives.
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Overall 2
2.0

"THIS IS The Weekest Sony Product I've purchased Yet!"

CNET
17 September 2004
  • Pros: Very Little. It looks cool... 8(
  • Cons: It has a hard time burning more than one CD in a row. I have yet to receive any help that has led to the fix of my problem and i'm not sure i ever will. What a waste of $400.00 bucks. Come on Sony, I use to love you, now i'm sad and wouldn't recommend
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Overall 6
6.0

"gives error power calibration err on vcd"

CNET
5 September 2004
  • Pros: burns both + R AND + RW. bundled software hangs. use nero 6.0 and dvd Architect for dvd.
  • Cons: AFTER 3 MONTHS REFUSES TO WRITE VCD WITH ALL BRANDS OF CDR NO SUPPORT FROM SONY. NO FAULT IN DVD WRITING. SO I HAVE KEPT MY OLD FAITHFUL YAMAHA 16X WRITER. WHICH BURNS CD FLAWLESSLY (3YRS 5000 CDS OLD )
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Overall 5
5.0

"Buy an extended warranty - you'll need it!"

CNET
7 July 2004
  • Pros: When it works... it works...
  • Cons: My second one in just over one year failed. I'm online right now with Sony... and..... viola... they will warranty replace it!
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Overall 2
2.0

"Não Compre Gravadores DVD Sony"

CNET
14 May 2004
  • Cons: Má assistência para a resolução de problemas pela parte da Sony, já por 4 vezes foi enviado para reparação e continua na mesma. Ao Introduzir um DVD ou CD faz barulho, acabando por os danificar, mais grave nem sequer reconhece o cd de instalação, contudo
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Overall 3
3.0

"Died twe weeks out of warrenty"

CNET
23 April 2004
  • Pros: worked good for one year
  • Cons: Reliability. I am not the only one with a $279.00 paperweight. Read below. Drive died 1 year and two weeks after purchase. Sony will not help. Will never buy Sony Computer products again. Poor custormer service. Someone needs to start a class action law
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Overall 6
6.0

"Can't read or write after 7 months of using"

CNET
16 December 2003
  • Pros: Support both format Good perfomance when it's working.
  • Cons: Stop reading and writing any CD or DVD after 7 months of use.
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Overall 7
7.0

"750 Disks and still strong"

CNET
15 December 2003
  • Pros: I've burned over 750 discs and the thing works great. I use Accu (-) media from meritline.com which burns at 2x and goes for about $.85 in bulk sizes. I plan to use this thing for another 750+ discs. I understand the issues that others have with the dr
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Overall 8
8.0

"No Problems yet!"

CNET
22 October 2003
  • Pros: Easy to install, multi-format Have had no problems ...yet. Bought DVD X-copy Express and have burned 3 perfect copies. I have to admit the first attempt at burning a DVD went south, but not because of the Sony drive, but my slave (primary IDE) hard drive
  • Cons: Tech support would not even answer my email about what the best way to install drive (ie master/slave-primary/secondar y) Seems they would try to answer these questions to eliminate tech support calls! but then again from reading others experiences it app
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Overall 3
3.0

"Junk - This Burner Doesn't Burn!"

CNET
12 October 2003
  • Pros: Writes and Reads +/-R,RW
  • Cons: DVD burner failed after approx. 1 1/2 mos. (20 DVD burns at most). Cost $19 to ship from Fl to San Jose for warranty, turn time was less than 2 weeks. Now after 2 mos. and 10 DVD burns it's failed again, "Power Calibration Check Failed".(Same as first fai
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