DVD Hardware - DVD Burner and DVD Writer (+RW -RW)
Six years have passed since DVD format battle between the DVD Forum and
the DVD+RW Alliance started. In one corner, the DVD Forum (backed by
Panasonic, Pioneer, Toshiba, and others) continues to work feverishly to
promote its DVD-R, DVD-RW, and DVD-RAM recordable-DVD formats. In the
other, the rival DVD+RW Alliance (Sony, Philips, and others) is poised to
give the Forum stiff competition. A lot of money and power is at stake,
depending on who wins this batter.
And now, we are starting to see Dual Layer/Double Layer DVD burners hit
the market. This now gives thee the ability to record 8.5GB of
information on one DVD! You no longer need two or more blank DVDs to
backup movies, videos, music and data!
Luckily, as these two camps battle it, consumers are seeing multi-format
DVD burns being offered for, and so are not being caught in the crossfire.
Below are the top-selling multi-format DVD writers from Sony and Plextor.
New! Sony DRU820A Internal DVD+R Double Layer, DVD-R Dual Layer/DVD+RW
Sony’s newest DVD burner incorporates DVD-RAM recording, creating a
true DVD Multi drive. DVD+R Double/Dual Layer burning and standard
dual format 4.7GB DVD burning is supported at 16X max. Double Layer
and Dual Layer Recording speed is 8X max. DVD+RW speeds are 8X max
for DVD+RW and 6X max for DVD-RW respectively. DVD-RAM recording is
supported at 5X max. Ultra fast 48X max CD-R burning and 32X max.
means you no longer need a separate CD Burner for high performance CD
burning. What hasn’t changed is the DRU-820A comes bundled with an
unbeatable Nero 6.6 software suite and also includes a black front
panel to match black colored PCs.
Double/Dual Layer discs are capable of storing up to 4 hours of
MPEG-2 video or up to 8.5GB of data on a single sided disc with 2
recordable layers. Once recorded, DVD+R DL discs are compatible with
most home DVD players and DVD-ROM drives. Of course, the DRU-820A can
also record standard 4.7GB DVD+R and DVD+RW discs and CDs too!
DVD+R DL burning
DVD-R DL burning
Replaceable black front bezel included
Impressive Software Suite: Nero® Burning Rom Se/Express, NeroVision®
Express, Nero™ BackitUp, Nero® InCD, Nero® Showtime, Nero® Cover
Designer, Nero® Tookit, Nero™ SoundTrax, Nero ImageDrive, Nero™
with Windows® 2000 and Windows® XP Home/Professional
technical support and web based live chat support
Sony Dual Format Internal Double Layer DVD+/-RW 8.5GB DVD Burner (DRU710A)
Stylish New Double Layer and Dual Format DVD Burner from Sony
Sony's Double Layer DVD+/-RW Drive brings new capability
to your PC. With the ability to store up to 4 hours of high quality
MPEG-2 video (or up to 8 hours of MPEG-1 video) or up to 8.5GB of
information on a single sided disc with 2 recordable layers. DVD+R DL
discs are write once discs of the DVD “+” format, and once recorded
they are playable in standard consumer DVD players and computer
DVD-ROM drives. What’s more, the new Double Layer drives from Sony
record the popular DVD+/-R and DVD+/-RW 4.7GB standard discs and CD-R/RW
discs too! Sony has packed all this technology into easy to install
retail upgrade solutions for your Windows 2000 or XP PC with award
winning Nero™ software suite and accessories to get you up and going
quickly and easily.
2.4X DVD+R DL Double Layer burning
16x max. DVD+R burning
4X max. DVD+RW/-RW burning
48X max. CD-R & 24X max. CD-RW burning
Store up to
8.5GB of data on 1 single sided, double layer DVD disc
Burn up to
4 hours of MPEG-2 Video or 8 hours of MPEG-1 Video on Double Layer
compatible with existing DVD Players/DVD-ROM drives
both 4.7GB DVD Media or 8.5 GB Double Layer DVD Media.
Store up to
7 days worth of music on 1 double layer DVD disc
Sony DRX-710UL DVD+R Double Layer External DVD+-RW Drive (16x)
(External DVD Burner)
The Plextor PX-708A delivers the
fastest performance in dual formats: 8X DVD+R write, 4X DVD-R write,
4X DVD+RW rewrite, 2X DVD-RW rewrite, and 12X DVD-ROM read.
addition to recording, rewriting and reading DVD discs in dual
formats, the PX-708A supports 40X CD-R write, 24X CD-RW rewrite and
40X CD-ROM read speeds. All in one drive. Create a 4.7 GB disc on DVD
media in about 8 minutes.
Create, edit and share customized DVDs and CDs
with friends and family using video, photo, audio and data. Capture,
archive, organize and personalize your home movies and photos on DVD, VCD, mini DVD and SVCD. Create photo slide shows, complete with
transitions and music. Burn your photos to Video CD to play on most
DVD players. You can also back up and archive 4.7 GB on a
single-sided recordable DVD disc or create photo albums for viewing
with DVD players and much more.
Other Plextor Models:
12X Multi-Format Internal
Plextor DVD-RW 12X/4X/16X ( PX-712A/SW )
Sony Dual Format Internal DVD+RW 12x DVDRW 4x DVD+/-RW Drive
Sony’s ultra high performance DRU-540A Dual RW DVD burner brings 12X
maximum recording speed to your desktop along with support for all the
popular formats in a single drive: DVD+R and DVD+RW, as well as CD-R and
CD-RW. No need to have a second high performance CD-RW drive in your
system as the DRU-540A burn CD-Rs at up to 40X max!
Speed takes center stage with Sony’s newest generation Dual RW drives – the internal DRU-540A which is capable of recording to
compatible DVD+R discs at speeds of up to 12X, enabling you to burn an
entire 12X DVD+R disc in about ten minutes. The new drive also supports up
to 4X DVD+RW and DVD-R recording, as well as 4X DVD-RW, 40X CD-R and 24X
CD-RW recording, making it among the fastest and most proficient on the
The drive comes bundled with DVD video authoring software, as
well as DVD/CD burning software for creation of data, music, and
video DVDs and CDs. The full-featured software suite also includes
packet-writing software for you to easily record files and folders by
dragging to the icon of a DVD+RW/CD-RW disc. Create and share your home
movies, preserve old tapes on DVD, backup your system, create self-running
slide shows of your digital pictures, create your own original music CDs,
and so much more. Installing the drive into your system is simple, thanks
to the ATAPI/EIDE interface. Own a Sony DRU-540A and you’ll never have to
worry about which of these DVD formats is going to become the industry
standard, because this drive does them all!
Customer Note: Do you own a Sony DRU530A? Now
you can ecord at 8X maximum on DVD-R media, and 4X maximum on DVD-RW media when
Firmware Upgrade 2.0A