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Sony DRU-510A and DRX-510UL: new Dual RW drives

Sony updated its Dual RW series with another two models: internal DRU-510A and external DRX-510UL supporting 4x DVD+RW recording. Supporting most DVD standards, the 510 series can be used to burn DVD-Video, Video CD, audio and backup discs. At that recorded media will be supported by most DVD players and DVD-ROM drives.

Similar to the 500 series, DRU-510A and DRX-510UL support DVD+RW/-RW and DVD+R/-R. The latter can be recorded and read at 4X; DVD-RW recorded at 2X, read at 4X; DVD+RW recorded and read at 4X. DVD-ROM are read at up to 12X. Finally, CD-RW formula is 24/16/32x. both drives have 8Mb buffer supporting Sony Power-Burn protection. CD-ROM access time is 160ms, DVD-ROM 200ms.

DRU-510A features ATAPI interface; DRX-510UL — i.LINK (IEEE 1394) and USB 2.0.

Both Dual RW drives are supplied with comprehensive software bundle, including VERITAS RecordNowDX, VERITAS Simple Backup, VERITAS DLA, Sonic Solutions MyDVD, Arcsoft ShowBiz, CyberLink PowerDVD, MUSICMATCH Jukebox. The internal DRU-510A Dual RW will arrive to retail early in May for about $350; external DRX-510UL in June for less than $430.

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