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Sony Optiarc DVD/CD Rewritable Drive 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model AD-7240S-0B - OEM

  • 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW
  • 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM
  • 2MB Cache
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Sony and NEC have combined their optical expertise in the joint venture, Optiarc. The result is the Optiarc DVD and CD drive series.

With write speeds as high as 24X for DVD+R and DVD-R, they may be the fastest SATA optical drives in the industry. Even at these speeds, there's no need to worry about buffer under-runs, with 2MB of memory buffering your data. Optiarc's technology adjusts itself automatically to the small variations in each drive and each disc as it writes, giving optimum performance time after time. All the features you've come to expect in a modern DVD/CD burner: multiple media formats, inexpensive price, fast operation, and now backed by both Sony and NEC.

It's always your decision, but I wish I had a dead drive right now so I could replace it with one of these.

  • newegg DVD Multi Recorder The Sony NEC Optiarc AD-7240S-0B DVD burner enables users to burn any DVD+R/-R, DVD+RW/-RW or DVD-RAM disc and supports the dual-layer function allowing up to 8.5GB data to be burned and saved on a single dual-layer disc. Burn your own DVD/VCD movies or backup data with ease!
  • newegg 24X Ultra High Writing Speed With advanced burning technology, the Sony NEC Optiarc AD-7240S-0B DVD burner delivers a class-leading DVD+R/-R writing speed of 24X.
  • newegg Stable Recording and Reading Quality The Sony NEC Optiarc AD-7240S-0B DVD burner adopts cutting-edge technologies of Sony and NEC such as Adaptive Self Tuning to optimize performance for each disc, PRML (Partial Response, Maximum Likelihood) for minimized data error, and Front-end Digitalization for enhanced stability, achieving consistent recording and reading quality for the best user experience.

Learn more about the Sony Optiarc America Inc AD-7240S-0B

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 395 days
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 395 days


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  • Gregory E.
  • 6/28/2014 4:40:25 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsHas worked well

Pros: It works fairly quickly, feels sturdy, and has continued working for over 4 years. Longevity is crucial for me with a budget so i'm very pleased that is has lasted so long.

Cons: It's pretty loud when reading discs. I wear headphones so its not that bad but when i don't have headphones on its pretty annoying.

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  • Debora C.
  • 5/12/2014 9:07:42 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsDid what it was made for

Pros: Worked good for it's time.

Cons: Somehow the SATA power cable connector chipped on it. Definitely was not my own doing as I never force anything enough to break a hard piece of plastic. My guess is it came that way but regardless it has worked fine despite not being able to fully plug in the SATA power cable.

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/16/2014 11:15:48 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: It works fine.

Cons: I was unable to burn at 18x or higher on 16x blank media DVD's.

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  • Michael L.
  • 12/21/2013 4:45:45 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsStill use it

Pros: Never failed me, write/read speed is just decent (looking at today's standard 2014, its is considerably slow)

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: still use it

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  • Nelson L.
  • 11/22/2013 11:59:19 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWow I had this for a while

Pros: Worked great ever since it was brought home.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Works great

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  • Dan M.
  • 10/4/2013 12:51:56 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsStandard Optical Drive - Great Reliability

Pros: I have been using this drive for over 3 years now with no issues at all. I have used it for burning all of my system backups, installing all disk based software, and ripping CDs.

Uses SATA power and data

Cons: None for me

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  • Kenneth R.
  • 7/2/2013 9:04:23 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsStill Working

Pros: After 3 years still works good.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: None

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  • Sebastien S.
  • 6/22/2013 1:38:58 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks as expected

Pros: Durable - still works fine after 3 years, no problems reading smoothly/burning, just works.

Cons: Can be a little loud at times, but for the price can't really complain.

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  • Michael B.
  • 5/22/2013 10:39:23 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsWorked great the first few years, has started failing though

Pros: Worked perfectly fine for the first 2 years, but then it started developing problems

Cons: Aforementioned problems:

-Tray does not eject anymore. That's with the eject button on the actual unit, and trying to eject via UI

-Completely stopped reading any type of discs. The computer detects the drive just fine; it's visible to Windows and the BIOS, but no CD can be read at all

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  • Alexandros M.
  • 12/2/2012 1:49:44 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat CD Drive

Pros: Does what it needs to do. Burns/writes/reads cds.

Cons: Not blu-ray
Not free

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