Summary: I really need help. I can't burn anything on my windows XP system with this Sony product. It constantly crashes my system. Is there something we can download from Sony to help? I am not very computer literate and I am so very frustrated at the moment. I can't even burn simple photos onto a CD with this burner. I would appreciate any help or advice.
Pros: Absolutely NONE
Cons: It has worked terribly since I bought it 6 months ago. Shame on Sony
Summary: A total waste of money and time. This absolutely new burner (1 day old) stops in middle reading a disc and then hangs there. It does this with all discs. Those discs are easily readable from other devices such as Samsung and Plextor. I have tried even the latest firmware upgrade i.e. 2.0e but still no success. I wonder if it has such critical issues in reading discs then God knows how many bugs are in writing logic.
Summary: I had trouble with it. My Sony Cinema system often had trouble reading discs burnt by this mother. You'd think Sony players would play media burnt by Sony burners.... I thought it was media type, but having tried allsorts including TY I realised it was the burner. Just plucked up the courage to update the F/W to 2.0E. Seems to be ok so far.....Also this Burner refuses to open DVD's (to back up DVD's that I have purchased).
Summary: Had DRX-810UL for about 6 months, all worked fine and then when burning somewhere from 25 to 30% completed it would lock the system. Went to Sony site found firmware update and downloaded and installed. It still does not work. So because it did cost some bucks but try and get service is just about nonexistent, so I decided to tear it apart. To my suprise I found a DRU-810A drive in the box even though it was DRX-810UL on the sticker of the case.
Pros: Beautiful case design if you drive a Mack truck and like towing it behind you. Other than that it is slick. Keep up the good container design Sony!
Cons: Dies early in life cycle and the firmware updates do not work. Makes to many coasters for age of unit.
Summary: Just a rebadged piece of junk Sony is selling under it's name. Save the money and buy a good unit.
Pros: It was cheap
Cons: It was cheap and sometimes you get exactly what you pay for. This drive worked well for about a year and now it's done nothing but create coasters and that's using standard -R dvds. I went looking for firmware upgrades and Sony tells me to UNINSTALL the Nero software IT sent with it the drive before flashing it. Not to mention all the confusion over what drive it REALLY is. Nero lists it as the DRU810A, so i had to contract Sony to be sure of what firmware I should lo...