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Sony NEC AD-7200A
5.1 out of 10

Sony NEC AD-7200A

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Reviews and Problems with Sony NEC AD-7200A

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Overall 2
2.0

DOA_POS

James J., Newegg
23 September 2011
  • Summary: I replaced it with an LG DVD-R/W that never stops running. I only order LG DVD-R/W units now, never Sony/Optifart again.
  • Pros: none that I can think of. overall rating gets 1 rotten egg, but I'd actually not give it even a rotten egg, if possible. glad to see it out of stock, and hope to never see another one.
  • Cons: I purchased this, but moved and got really busy, then installed it almost a year later. It will not read ANY CD or DVD of any flavor. So much for Sony/Optifart. I can't return it because of being way past 30 days, and out of warranty, too. It was DOA and missing in action!
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Overall 2
2.0

There must be some major defect with these batch of drives...

Anonymous, Newegg
25 July 2011
  • Summary: The drive's performance seem to nosedive at the one year mark, with intermittent successful media burns at first, and ultimately, massive read & write errors and huge waste of optical discs ... probably will not buy again.
  • Pros: Low cost & easy availability on Newegg.
  • Cons: The DVD burner is of very shoddy & inferior quality: Had to keep replacing the drive over and over. Just recently bought a third replacement from Newegg ... albeit switching brands this time around.
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Overall 10
10

CEO

Jon B., Newegg
24 August 2009
  • Summary: None
  • Pros: Works great, just like it should. These New Drive are a bit shorter / Vs. the old Drives back in the day... i would say at lease 3 inches or more... I installed it into a external (Bytech) USB Drive unit... Works great.
  • Cons: None
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Overall 2
2.0

Garbage

William H., Newegg
31 July 2009
  • Summary: This is probably the most disappointing product I've ever put into my chassis, and I'll never purchase another Sony optical drive. A year is far too short of a life-span for any staple component. It had a SINGLE job and it failed at it.
  • Pros: The eject button worked.
  • Cons: After using it for over a year, it stopped playing DVDs. After checking into it a bit more I realized that it had switched, by itself, to Region 2 (I'm in Region 1)- not too big of a deal honestly, but the problem is it REFUSED to let me change regions. The weird part is I've never changed the re...
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Overall 10
10

Exactly As Advertised

Matthew O., Newegg
29 July 2009
  • Summary: Would have been nice to include a piece of paper with the web address for the most recent driver.
  • Pros: Works exactly as advertised. Does what it is supposed to do and does it well. Appears to be more solidly built than some other drives I've had. Truly silent reading/writing.
  • Cons: None. It's bare-bones - you get just the drive solidly packed in bubble wrap - but that's what you expect when you order an OEM product (and get a bargain in the process)
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Overall 10
10

dvd

robert o., Newegg
30 June 2009
  • Summary: doesnt come with cables but it is an oem product so that is understood
  • Pros: does what it is supposed to do fast
  • Cons: none
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Overall 10
10

Better late than ...

Michael C., Newegg
28 June 2009
  • Summary: I bought this for a family member to replace a dead CD reader in their Dell computer. Since it is an OEM part it came without any software so he isn't able to burn discs. If there is any burning suits for old Windows operating systems that is.
  • Pros: Bought at typical Newegg low price with free shipping. Works as a CD/ DVD reader on an older Dell system with Windows ME.
  • Cons: None
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Overall 10
10

Working fine.

Michael C., Newegg
27 June 2009
  • Summary: I haven't used it to burn a DVD or CD but it reads them fine.
  • Pros: I had this laying around for a while before I installed it in a computer I built with old parts to run Windows 7. Quieter than my Lite-on Burners.
  • Cons: None
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Overall 10
10

Nice burner

Christopher D., Newegg
25 June 2009
  • Summary: RPM- you can hear it accelerating to burning speed which I like since it allows me to monitor burning by sound.
  • Pros: Reads quicker than my other burner which is rated equally for read rate. Burns well and recognizes medium without a hitch.
  • Cons: A little noisey but who really cares.
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Overall 4
4.0

Not so good.

Gabriel M., Newegg
24 June 2009
  • Summary: It also refuses to make breakfast and clean laundry, but that is hardly a con for an optical drive. But seriously though, I'm going to try to return this guy and buy a SATA DVD Burner instead... And replace a few other things... :(
  • Pros: -It turns on and the LED flashes green
  • Cons: -It is very finicky with my motherboard -There are no online instructions on how to set the jumper (for this specific drive) -It scratched my Vista OS disk -It just doesn't work!!! Arrrrrgh :P
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