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Sony DRX-840U

Sony DRX-840U The Sony DRX-840U is an external DVD multi- Read more

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Overall 9

Sony DRX-840U DVD/CD Rewritable Drive

23 March 2014
  • Excerpt: MMMMmmmm….That sums up pretty much everything there is to know about this external DVD/CD drive. It is about the size of a hard cover book and it stands up vertically or horizontally. It’s silver but best of all. It’s pretty quiet. Surprising because most external drives ar rather loud. Bust this one is really different. I sleep while this thing burns an entire DVD. And, that brings me to my favorite thing about this drive. The 20X DVD write speed. Amazing.
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Overall 10

Sony DRX840U 20x External Dual-Layer DVD Burner

NikC., Rate it all!
14 September 2009
  • Summary: I am in love with this gadget. Although a little too big to be called a gadget, this thing has been my companion for about a year. I have written over one hundred discs with this thing (I purchase a ton of music online). I do love it. I will definately purchase this again when the time comes (hopefully not too soon). It perfoms great, looks chic, it is a work horse. I really enjoy this thing.
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Overall 2

Sony DRX840U 20x External Dual-Layer DVD Burner

E.Lambeth4485, Rate it all!
13 September 2009
  • Summary: This DVD burner was fine when it was working... which was for about 8 months after I bought it. After that it suddenly died. This is my 3rd Sony product that has failed on me; I'm not buying any more Sony items.
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Overall 10

Sony DRX840U 20x External Dual-Layer DVD Burner

sexyartbeast, Rate it all!
21 July 2009
  • Summary: I purchased the Sony DRX840U when the SuperDrive on my 5-year-old Powerbook G4 wore out. I typically burn DVDs several times a week using Roxio Toast and Verbatim media. I have had no coasters in the 3+ months I have been using this burner, and every disc plays perfectly in my 8-year-old DVD player. I did a LOT of research prior to purchasing, and it definitely lives up to all of the positive reviews I read. This is a powerful little beast! Expect it to be noisy.
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Overall 4

Sony DRX840U 20x External Dual-Layer DVD Burner

MitchellWolins ky, Rate it all!
9 July 2009
  • Summary: the service from transbiz and amazon was a fiasco equally bad amazon took no responsibility for the delays that cost me a customer transbiz could not tell me when I would receive the product only after I cancelled my amex transaction did I get action thieves and liars they gave me the lousy item for free after I lost a $24k/yr client
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Overall 10

Sony DRX840U 20x External Dual-Layer DVD Burner

HMVincent, Rate it all!
5 July 2009
  • Summary: I have owned this since September 2008. It is one tough hombre. It has survived knockdowns by the cat, beverage spills, and owner stupidity. Takes a lickin' and keeps on tickin'. Writes dual-layer disks, +R, -R, in all speeds, just as advertised. It's tougher than any of my internal DVD-RW drives. Can't recommend it highly enough. I'll shut up now.
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Overall 8

The product is great the software not...

Patricia...., B&H Photo
23 June 2008
  • Summary: Now that I'm using Ashampoo DVD Burning software the item works wonderfully well....very simple to use...just get rid of the NERO software & replace with something that works. Thanks to another review I found out about the option of a different software....
  • Pros: Consistent Burns, Easy To Set Up
  • Cons: Software is a bear....
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