Conclusion: The Sony DRU-700A Dual Layer DVD writer improves upon the DRU product line by offering a better software package and faster write speeds than its predecessors. We found the DRU-700A to be a reliable and consistent drive throughout the testing process, trailing the Plextor PX-708A and Sony’s own DRU-530A drives by only a few seconds. We would like to have seen Sony include a dual layer disc with this drive as well as Apple OS support to polish off the overall package.
Pros: Reliable and consistent writing, strong software package
Cons: The Dual Layer format is not compatible with some DVD players
Conclusion: It's safe to say now that DVD+R DL is indeed at our doorsteps. All the rumors and hype of this technology has finally arrived in a retail packaging and the SONY DRU-700A is just one of the many drives that will storm our stores in months to come. As the first retail drive to successfully write a 8.5GB DVD+R DL media in our lab and with a write time of 45:14 minutes, signs of this budding technology sure look promising.
Conclusion: SONY DRU-700A Dual DVD±RW Recorder - Page 23 Firmware Hacks - Page 2 Let's see which media ID codes are changed and the burning results. We inserted each burned disc at a PS2 and checked the recognize process among with playback problems. DVD-R Media Media Brand Media ID Code Default supported writing speed Boosted writing speed Burn Time PS2 Compatibility 3A 8X POMS3A 4X 8X 9:41 Ok Mam MAM4XG02 4X 9:29 Ok MMore MBI 01RG20 4X 9:34 Doesn't recognize inserted disc TY TYG01...
Summary: Der erste Doppelschicht-DVD-Brenner von Sony erfüllt seine Aufgabe insgesamt recht ordentlich, die mangelnde Kompatibilität von gebrannten Double-Layer-Medien schränkt die Nutzbarkeit der Funktion jedoch ein.
Conclusion: Bon graveur et lecteur de DVD, le DRU-700A est aussi l’un des premiers graveurs capable de copier des DVD vidéo sur un seul DVD vierge de 8,2 Go dit double couche. Un excellent, mais non l’unique choix de graveur à l'heure actuelle.