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Sony DRU 530A

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Reviews and Problems with Sony DRU 530A

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Overall 1
1.0

"I have the external version. It died after 13 months and about 15-20 burned DVDs!"

ddubay, CNET
11 August 2005
Overall 1
1.0

"YES, THIS PRODUCT IS NOT RELIABLE AT ALL. TOTALLY ABYSMAL"

ekisom, CNET
30 June 2005
  • Pros: it works like an ordinary cd rom drive
  • Cons: highly unreliable, after only a years usage its almost useless now. only for reading cds and high quality dvds
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Overall 2
2.0

"Beware! Bad technology"

CNET
12 January 2005
  • Pros: if it works in six months consider yourself very lucky!
  • Cons: Been through 4... yes 4 DRU's in a little over a year. They all eventually failed to read or write DVD media. Unless you enjoy getting RMA's then look elsewhere for a DVD writer... seriously.
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Overall 1
1.0

"I Will NEVER buy another sony product!!!!!"

CNET
12 January 2005
  • Pros: NONE
  • Cons: Problems from get go lasted 4 months before it finally stoped working the warrantee was only 90 days now I have a very exspensive paper weight. Will never buy another SONY product again! This is not the first Sony Paper weight I have but it sure is the la
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Overall 2
2.0

"Very Good..."

CNET
12 January 2005
  • Pros: ...electronic paperweight. The pros are there are many forums and articles dedicated to the DRU-530A. Another good point is they all say the same thing "Doesn't recognize DVD media. Support is pathetic. Tried firmware updates ( of which there are many )
  • Cons: Too small and light to be an effective boat anchor.
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Overall 1
1.0

"it cant read it's own instale disc"

CNET
9 December 2004
  • Cons: I thought this burner was a great deal in price but I instaled this burner and tried to run the instale disc that came with it with no luck. I then tried to see if it would read a dvd thru easy dvd creator with no luck. I then tried to get it to read a CD
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Overall 2
2.0

"Only supports itself"

CNET
9 December 2004
  • Pros: Reads dvd's
  • Cons: Written DVD's readable ONLY on itsself, not on any other DVD-ROM's Have to upgrade firmware to acheive full capabilities Very little support for media. Doesn't like most media Support(phone) is horrible, even at Level 3 Tech Support. Email support is e
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Overall 2
2.0

"This DVD Burner Stinks"

CNET
27 October 2004
  • Pros: When it works, it works OK. But I have about 50% coasters from this drive, and I don't trust the backups I've made. If you don't trust the backups, what's the point?
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Overall 1
1.0

"DVD Movie burner it is not"

CNET
25 June 2004
  • Pros: none
  • Cons: Do not use to burn home movies, gets disk error whenever play on dvd player, on two separate dvd players do not buy
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Overall 1
1.0

"Won't work & tech supp useless"

CNET
25 February 2004
  • Pros: Worked for a few days but even then it wasn't as fast as my 24x CD burner Lite-On
  • Cons: Updated firmware to d -- hasn't worked since. Called tech supp and all they do is have me remove all my software and use theirs. But to use theirs, I had to setup XP for Japanese, download a manager and install it. Then I find the update is 12.5 meg -- an
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