Cons: according to sony, i can't have two dvd burners in my desktop at the same time. and this burner is producing pixelated dvds. speed is reduced bc sony recommends us going in PIO mode rather than ultra dma to avoid errors...
Pros: Fast and easy software set. Who can beat that Dual Layer, I want Gigs!
Cons: I've tried 2 of these DRU-170A and they are both have problems. I tried to burn DVD+RW and CD+RW. Nero says Communication Error, Lead-In Lead-Out. But I can play any CD or DVD. Go to Sony web site and suggestion is try change the DMA and PIO on 1st and 2
Pros: A good drive, which does what it says on the box.
Cons: If it fails because of the data buffer being empty, the drive crashes and only a power reboot can recover it. Also, I'm on my second, as the first one burned disks that became unreadable towards the outside edge of the disc.
Pros: Looks great and works great. I bought mine and month later put the latest firmware in it just to keep it up to date and wow it made it perform even better. I only ever made one "coaster" so far out of 100 disc. I did not use the software that it came w
Cons: The cost of the disc!!! Also watching the price plunge weekly after I bought it! People sometimes have problems because of lack of memory and using cheap disc. One brand disc works in one player but not another is what I have found.
Pros: Once you do the firmware 06 upgrade and find out what media works everything is great! Tried HP disks without firmware update, and got lotsa coasters. Originally I thought it was the DVDRW, but as I began to read forums I noticed Verbatim disks are comp
Cons: Couldn't find anything in a manual to tell you to upgrade firmware, or what brands of media are compatible other than Sony
Pros: Good styling/size and claimed compatibility.
Cons: 50% or more of the discs I have burnt are unreadable or seriously flawed - for no apparent reason. I have neither tinkered with the firmware nor am I copying anything copyright. My old Ricoh CD burner was far more reliable.