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Sony DRU-700A

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Reviews and Problems with Sony DRU-700A

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Overall 9
9.0

"This burner has never missed a beat for me!"

rayburg, CNET
20 July 2005
Overall 8
8.0

"Does what can be expected"

CNET
12 January 2005
  • Pros: Burned 10 DVD's on X-mas eve. Perfect. Sayonara backup CD collection.
  • Cons: None. Havent tried to burn any movies, though.
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Overall 4
4.0

"things they didn't tell you"

CNET
12 January 2005
  • Pros: with rebate it was a good price at the time
  • 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...
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Overall 4
4.0

"DRU-170A has errors"

CNET
12 January 2005
  • 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
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Overall 7
7.0

"Good Stuff But Not Great"

CNET
3 January 2005
  • Pros: The price and quality are superb. I picked mine up for $99.00 at a popular on-line store. Super reliable and fast for single layer DVD media.
  • Cons: Somewhat slow and not as reliable on dual layer burning which can get expensive. It pays to get some good software.
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Overall 6
6.0

"A good drive, but it has its flaws"

CNET
24 November 2004
  • 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.
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Overall 6
6.0

"Sony DRU-700A"

CNET
18 October 2004
  • 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.
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Overall 9
9.0

"Great product-but upgrade firmware"

CNET
17 October 2004
  • 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
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Overall 3
3.0

"An embarassment."

CNET
10 October 2004
  • 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.
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Overall 10
10

"I've never had a problem.... this is by far the best on the market. I wouldn't buy anything else."

CNET
8 September 2004
  • Pros: Fast, good burns. I've never ruined even 1 cd. I use the nero 6 program that came with.
  • Cons: none that I've experienced so far
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