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3.8 out of 10

Sony DRU 530A

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Overall 7
7.0

"A very good drive for backing up Data"

Bygeorge, CNET
25 June 2005
  • Pros: Burns data & movies very well on almost any media - no prob!
  • Cons: Try burning movies beyond 4X - BIG PROBLEM!!!
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Overall 8
8.0

"Overall a solid product"

CNET
28 November 2004
  • Pros: Easy setup in a new rebuild system (MB and CPU) using the old hard drive. Flawless DLA capability for backing up photos and music files.
  • Cons: Expensive media
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Overall 8
8.0

"Good Drive for the price."

CNET
25 July 2004
  • Pros: My Sony Burning Software
  • Cons: I have always bought Sony drives Products I bought this drive I have not had any problems with it I an care less about My Sony Burning Software, Just Use Nero Burning Rom. I have as this drive for about 3 weeks have not even burned 1 bad DVD Disc. I do re
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Overall 7
7.0

"Great for the $48 I paid"

CNET
15 July 2004
  • Pros: Fast, fair price. Staples messed up the price so I paid $100 + tax - 2 $30 rebates. (about $48 total) Make sure you download the latest firmware (8X -R & 4X -RW) and seems to be a common fix on many peoples problems. I updated the firmware before I
  • Cons: Very fussy with software, "must" use the Record now that comes in the box. Tech support blamed Roxio for all the problems in the world. After making about 8 coasters, finally can play DVD's on all players. Make sure your DVD's are compatiable before bu
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Overall 8
8.0

"I really like how well and easy it is to use. No problems at all."

CNET
30 May 2004
  • Pros: Easy to use
  • Cons: I was denied the $30 rebate because "You have already submitted the maximum number of rebate claims per houshold." I have only bought this one DVD unit. The only other Sony rebate I could have sent is is for a camera. Nowhere on the rebate form did I se
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Overall 8
8.0

"This dvd burner has flawless so far"

CNET
17 May 2004
  • Pros: Easy instalation,Great CDR write speed. I've upgraded the firmware but I'm using TDK 2x dvd-r's so I don't how well this works at with higher DVD-/+r speeds but 2x has been flawless so far.
  • Cons: The included software sucks.Mydvd crashed once while burning a video and Record Now crashed once while burning a data dvd. Record Now makes you remove Nero so I removed all the included software and reistalled Nero 6 Ultra,dvd xcopt express, and dvd shrin
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Overall 8
8.0

"Works Good For Me..."

CNET
19 March 2004
  • Pros: Fast, reliable, good looking. Useing it with NERO and haven't had a single problem yet
  • Cons: A tad bit expensive
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Overall 8
8.0

"Firmware upgrade makes Dvd-r x8"

CNET
29 February 2004
  • Pros: Great quality. Sony is very recognizable by all programs. Downloadable firmware upgrade to increase speed. Although jumper settings were messed up...took only 10 minutes to install
  • Cons: Installation manual is not very good. If you replace out another drive just set the jumper like the old drive. Supplied software kind of lame. I use my own such as Nero.
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Overall 8
8.0

"Don't listen to the wanna be Techs"

CNET
11 January 2004
  • Pros: This drive does all that it says that it will do and is very stable. Anyone who has a problem like the fake computer tech reviews before mine need to go to a computer 101 class
  • Cons: Cost a little more than the plexor but then again you get great support
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Overall 8
8.0

Ce graveur Sony a tout pour plaire!

herion, Ciao
1 July 2005
  • Summary: La serie DRU de Sony n'a jamais failli à sa réputation . Ce modèle là ne déroge pas à la règle . Jouissant d'une rapidité et d'une vélocité satisfaisante ... VITESSE: jugez plutot => DVD +R/-R 8X RW 4X DOUBLE COUCHE 2,4X CD 40X CD RW 24X ...Comme l'a déjà dit le premier testeur de ce forum , il propose en plus une sobriété élégante (avis aux accros du design) et de deux facades amovibles blanche/noire adaptable selon la couleur de votre tour .
  • Pros: design, silence , qualité , fiabilité , rapidité .
  • Cons: Le prix ? Plus cher qu'un NoName mais c'est normal non ?
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