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Sony Launches Two 8x DVD DL Recorders

Sony launched two new products belonging to a new series of DVD recorders: an internal DRU-810A and an external DRX-810UL, both supporting DVD+R Double Layer (DL) recording at 8X. In other words, according to the press release, it takes about 15 minutes to burn an 8.5GB blank.

Sony DRU-810A:

  • ATAPI (EIDE), Ultra DMA66
  • Recording:
    • DVD+R DL 8X (P-CAV)
    • DVD-R DL 4X (CLV)
    • DVD+R 16X (CAV)
    • DVD+RW 8X (Z-CLV)
    • DVD-R 16X (CAV)
    • DVD-RW 6X (CLV)
    • CD-R 48X (CAV)
    • CD-RW 32X (P-CAV)
  • Reading:
    • DVD-ROM (single layer) 16X (CAV)
    • DVD-ROM (dual layer) 12X (CAV)
    • CD-ROM 48X (CAV)
  • Dimensions: 146x41.2x172.5mm
  • Average seek: 135 ms CD-ROM, 130ms DVD-ROM
  • 2MB buffer
  • Sony Power-Burn buffer protection
  • Recording methods:
    CD: Disc at Once, Track at Once, Session at Once, Packet Writing
    DVD: Random Access Write (DVD+RW/DVD-RW/CD-RW), Sequential Write (DVD+R/+R DL/+RW, DVD-R/-RW/CD-R/RW)
  • Supported formats: DVD-ROM, DVD-Video, DVD+R DL, DVD-R DL, DVD+RW, DVD+R, DVD-RW, DVD-R, CD-ROM, CD-DA, Video CD, Photo CD (multi-session), CD TEXT, CD Extra

    Sony DRX-810UL:

    • USB2.0, i.LINK
    • Recording:
      • DVD+R DL 8X (P-CAV)
      • DVD-R DL 4X (CLV)
      • DVD+R 16X (CAV)
      • DVD+RW 8X (Z-CLV)
      • DVD-R 16X (CAV)
      • DVD-RW 6X (CLV)
      • CD-R 48X (CAV)
      • CD-RW 32X P-CAV
    • Reading:
      • DVD-ROM (single layer) 16X (CAV)
      • DVD-ROM (dual layer) 12X (CAV)
      • CD-ROM 48X (CAV)
    • Dimensions: 52x164x250mm
    • Average seek: 135ms CD-ROM, 130ms DVD-ROM
    • 2MB buffer
    • Sony Power-Burn buffer protection
    • Recording methods:
      CD:Disc at Once, Track at Once, Session at Once, Packet Writing;
      DVD: Random Access Write (DVD+RW/DVD-RW/CD-RW), Sequential Write (DVD+R/+R DL/+RW, DVD-R/-RW/CD-R/RW)
    • Supported formats: DVD-ROM, DVD-Video, DVD+R DL, DVD-R DL, DVD+RW, DVD+R, DVD-RW, DVD-R, CD-ROM, CD-DA, Video CD, Photo CD (multi-session), CD TEXT, CD Extra

    The bundle of each includes: Nero Burning ROM 6 SE and Nero Express 6, Nero VisionExpress 3, Nero InCD 4, Nero ShowTime, Nero PhotoSnap/PhotoSnap Viewer, Nero MediaHome, Nero Recode2, Nero BackItUp, Nero MediaPlayer / Wave Editor, Nero Cover Designer, Nero Toolkit

    The DRU-810A is to go on sale in September for about $100, while DRX-810UL is expected to become available in October for about $150.

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