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SONY High Speed DVD RW Drive Black SATA Model 5280S-CB-PLUS

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  • Interface: Serial ATA (SATA)
  • Disc Loading Method: Tray loading
  • Buffer Memory Capacity: 1 Mbyte
  • Enhanced Burn Quality
  • Enhanced Compatibility
  • Enhanced Drive Durability / Longevity
  • Archival Storage Capable
  • Works with wide array of specialty archival media for greater longevity of stored content

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The SONY 5280S-CB-PLUS optical drive is a specially enhanced archival/duplication grade DVD writer. Great for use in your desktop PC or multi-drive duplicator, this drive provides improved burning performance and disc content longevity that's critical for creating long lasting archival media. A wide range of features are also built in, like Secure Media Speed Stability, Enhanced Recording Stabilization Control, Enhanced CD-R duplication, Archival media compatibility and DVD+R DL overburn, making this model the preferred writer drive of the archival and duplication industry. Plus, SATA host connection enables easy compatibility with a wide range of PC/simultaneous multi-drive recording system.

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Better Burning Quality

  • Secure Media Speed Stability - Ensures that media duplication speed does not exceed encoded maximum rates to provide better burning control and virtually eliminates bad burns.
  • Enhanced Recording Stabilization Control - Ensures all drives in a single duplication environment burn uniformly to avoid disproportionate speed fluctuations, which lead either to failed discs or less compatible completed discs.
  • Stable Recording Control - The drives have an extensive database of media specs and are better able to communicate and convey these details while burning the disc(s) at ultimate speed.
  • DVD+R DL Overburn - Can extend the listed capacity from 8.5GB up to 8.7GB to allow the user to capture more content on a single DVD+R DL disc.

Greater Compatibility with Blank Media and Media players

  • Stable burning throughout - Provides consistent and reliable burning of any file type for the duration of the duplication progress to ensure the recorded media has far greater reliability of playback or that the discs will successfully copy to begin with.
  • Enhanced Compatibility for DVD+R media-Ensuring greater compatibility with DVD Players.
  • Enhanced CD-R Duplication - Limits potential distortion in CD-R audio duplication.
  • Enhanced Compatibility for CD+G media - Ensuring greater compatibility with Karaoke players.
  • Supports 99 minute CD-R - Allows CD-R media to be over-burned effectively to 99 minutes.
  • Archival Capability - Works with wide array of specialty archival media for greater longevity on stored content.
  • M-Disc Capability - Able to write to the exclusive M-Disc Archival Media which is able to store digital content without data loss for up to 1,000 years.

Drives Last Longer

  • Built using sturdier components - Compared to alternative drives, this model was built using the true Japanese design and parts lists for a stronger and more reliable system.
  • Less Wear and Tear - since there are fewer bad burns, the system is able to complete its jobs in less burns meaning a prolonged life for the drives themselves due to less use.
  • Industrial tray gears & pulleys - provides a more stable disc loading tray for a longer life cycle (1 cycle equals 1 tray extend from and then return into the drive).
  • Enhanced Error Reporting - Provides greater details as to the cause of any potential duplication failure during the Lead-In.

Learn more about the Sony Optiarc America Inc 5280S-CB-PLUS

Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
  • Warranty
  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 395 days
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 395 days
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Customer Reviews of the Sony Optiarc America Inc 5280S-CB-PLUS

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  • Brian H.
  • 5/26/2016 6:04:54 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsSony Optiarc junk drive

Pros: nothing

Cons: The product was branded as a Sony DVD (SONY High Speed DVD RW Drive Black SATA Model 5280S-CB-PLUS) and it is a Optiarc DVD that is less than worthless. The drive has sucked more of my time than I can count. Just today I spent another hour testing why the drive would not play a DVD. Naturally the DVD plays fine on other players. "Sony Optiarc Inc. is a subsidiary of Sony Corporation that has been shut down". I am surprised Newegg continues to sell products from this end of life supply stream.

Other Thoughts: The system would not permit me to leave the overall rating 0 star, SO 1 star was required to submit feedback 1 = lowest rating...

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  • brijesh s.
  • 11/27/2015 11:17:07 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsnice product

Pros: good

Cons: best dvd drive

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  • Erminio R.
  • 8/17/2015 7:46:34 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGTA

Pros: So Far ... So Good.

Cons: No Cons.

Other Thoughts: This Sony Drive can do the Job,and it does the Job very ... very well.

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  • Sam D.
  • 12/31/2014 4:26:55 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBEST DRIVE OUT THERE

Pros: Never had a bad burn. I burn XGD3 Games with this with NO PROBLEM AT ALL. Comes straight out the box with overburn. No need for any additional software. Just select your ISO and burn away. Havn't had a bad burn at all. Burned over 70 Discs with this and never did any disc come out bad. DEFINITELY A NEED FOR ANY XGD3 BURNER OUT THERE.

Cons: Maybe a TINY bit loud while burning.


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  • David B.
  • 12/30/2014 6:33:46 PM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsSony DVD 5280-CB-PLUS

Pros: This is a replacement drive for one that came damaged. The return process was flawless and I go the replacement quickly. The drive works well. I am looking forward to several years of trouble free use.

Cons: The ImgBurn software that came with the drive was for multiple languages but nothing for English. Plenty of Russian, Bahasa and Spanish. No software instructions and it appears to be for XP not 8.1 for my current build. If not for the software issue, I would have given the drive 5 eggs.

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  • David B.
  • 12/18/2014 6:22:58 AM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDOA

Pros: Brand Name DVD drive and It arrived on time and the price was good.

Obtaining the RMA was painless.

Cons: The drive was encased in bubble wrap and inside a box with the motherboard, two hard drives and a processor. No damage on the box or any of the components due to shipping. When I unwrapped the DVD drive, there was damage on one corner. It could not have happened in shipping. The drive would not work. I don't understand why this was shipped as new. I have requested an RMA and will update the review when the issue is resolved.

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  • Jerome W.
  • 12/3/2014 11:47:23 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsI love Sony

Pros: Works well

Cons: None

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  • Tristen L.
  • 9/28/2014 2:35:58 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsXBOX 360 Backups

Pros: An amazing product. This dvd drive is able to burn XBOX 360 backups flawlessly. I have used it numerous times and I have not had 1 failed burn. It requires no lite-on or burnermax flashing, just install it in your tower and start burning. Ready right out of the box.

Cons: None so far.

Other Thoughts: Absolutely worth it, especially for the price.

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  • Andrew S.
  • 9/12/2014 7:44:19 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsLasted 6 months / light use

Pros: Fast & efficient while it lasted

Cons: Only lasted six it doesn't even power on.

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  • Jonathan S.
  • 9/5/2014 6:02:01 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsGood For A Short Time

Pros: Very Fast & Easy Set-UP

Cons: Have not even had this product 3 months and the DVD Tray is sticking - meaning I have to get a paperclip to eject.

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