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Sony Optiarc High Speed DVD RW 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 5280S-CB-PLUS

  • 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM
  • 1MB Cache
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  • 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.
  • DVD+R DL Overburn - Can extend the listed capacity from 8.5 GB up to 8.7 GB* to allow the user to capture more content on a single DVD+R DL disc.
  • 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.
  • 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 CD+G media - Ensuring greater compatibility with Karaoke players
  • Enhanced Compatibility for DVD+R media-Ensuring greater compatibility with DVD Players
  • Supports 99 minute CD-R - Allows CD-R media to be over-burned effectively to 99 minutes


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


Sony Optiarc
DVD Burner


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READ Speed


Physical Spec

Panel Color


Load Type


Operating Systems Supported
MultiRead, PC2001, MS Windows 7 /Vista compatible


Internal 12/8cm CD and DVD drive (half height form factor)

Tray load mechanism supporting horizontal and vertical use

Dust protected enclosure

Emergency eject

Buffer under run protection

Media/Modes supported: DVD-ROM, DVD-R(DL), DVD-RW, DVD+R(9), DVD+RW, DVD-Video, CD-ROM, CD-ROM XA, CD-Audio, CD Extra, CD Text, CD-I Ready, CD-Bridge, Photo-CD, VideoCD, Hybrid CD

Quick Info


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

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  • Marvin S.
  • 3/27/2014 1:23:23 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSo far, so good

Pros: Bought two of these drives from Newegg at a fabulous price. I have run a ton of discs through both of these drives for the past several months, primarily burning dual layer discs which can be fussy, and both drives have worked flawlessly with no problems. A year from now? Who knows. For now they work great. So far, so good.

Cons: None at the moment.

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  • adrian m.
  • 2/20/2014 11:48:21 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: burns great xbox 360 with memorex discs

Cons: just got it burned three games perfect

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  • Johnathan D.
  • 2/20/2014 11:58:42 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsBe careful...

Pros: 1. Worked flawlessly for a couple burns.
2. Overburned even though the model was a 5280S-CB and NOT a 5280S-CB-PLUS.

Cons: 1. No official Sony logo
2. No manufacturer warranty with Sony. Only the dealer and good luck getting it unless you buy a protection plan.
3. Worked for 2 months on and off and now does not show up in device manager.

Other Thoughts: I bought this same drive on from another website. I thought about buying it here however I had the prime shipping and got it in 2 days. Plus it was being shipped from an "Authorized Sony Dealer."

Firstly, there is no official Sony logo on this. Instead it is a Sony Optiarc which was/still is a partner with Sony but apparently has died off or is dieing. If you call Sony up and give them the model number of this drive they will not have any records of it. Try typing the model number on the website, it won't find it. That means there is no warranty on this drive past the 30 day return policy unless you get a protection plan or the dealer provides a warranty which is slim.

Secondly, the model showed "5280S-CB" with no "PLUS." Makes me think I got a different drive or an inferior drive. However it still overburned.

It worked great the first couple burns and then it started disappearing from device manager. It would burn with ImgBurn but would freeze on verifying. The bios sees it but I cant get it to show up in device manager. Tried different machines and cables all the same outcome. This happened 2 months into owning it.

Either I got a dud drive or these drives are bad news. Judging by the ratings I can only assume I got a bad one and have already ordered another. The company website was nice enough to take the drive back even after the 30 day return policy.

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  • Brad F.
  • 2/8/2014 7:33:42 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsgood for 18 months then died

Pros: Everything worked till it hit 18 months old!!

Cons: Died at 18 months old. Started with tray not ejecting when there was no disk in it.
Then windows would start losing it! One day the DVD drive was there the next no DVD Drive. Bio's wouldn't recognize it either!

Unplugged cables and replugged in. No help!!
Tried in another computer same thing! A few days later No drive AT ALL!!!!

Other Thoughts: I know it has only a one year warranty but I have NEVER!!!!!!!!!! Had a drive die on me at only 18 months old with little use. I still have drives around here that are 10-15 years old and still working!!!!! None of them Sony's though!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Guess what??? No more Sony products!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Manuel P.
  • 2/8/2014 5:33:36 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood

Pros: Is not the best. It is not too fast but if you just want one to install Windows, drivers, etc... this is the one to go. The price is great. Could not say if it is fast or not, to me it seems normal, since this is my first build. And i am not a CD person, cuz i download everything out of the internet.

Cons: Not as fast but price compensate.
So far so good.

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  • Gary C.
  • 1/30/2014 8:52:23 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsSAME LOW QUALITY


Cons: Don't be fooled by manufacturers sales hype! There is NOTHING "heavy duty", "commercial quality", or ANYTHING about this player that would suggest STRONG OR WELL BUILT! It appears to be the same low quality AND DESIGN as the "LITE ON" player I bought it to replace! My guess is two or three years service at best. I opted for this player instead of a "PLEXTOR" because I thought I was getting a "SONY" built product. WRONG! SONY doesn't put their name on it for a reason. THEY DON'T WANT TO BE ASSOCIATED WITH IT! A little research reveals that "PLEXTOR" is also built by "LITE ON"! WHAT CAN YOU DO?

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  • Beverly C.
  • 1/12/2014 2:52:25 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSony Optiarc DVD drive

Pros: Solidly made, full features, smooth operation. Installation was very straight forward, easy to understand.

Cons: Only one I know is that Sony has discontinued manufacturing this unit.

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  • donnie e.
  • 1/11/2014 12:03:43 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsowner

Pros: very pleased

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: Does the job.

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  • George B.
  • 11/5/2013 8:27:50 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsSony Optiarc 5280-S-CB-Plus

Pros: Typical of well made Optiarc burners, it works flawlessly. I gave it 4 eggs for I've used it twice so far with no issues. I'll come back in another month or so and provide an addendum to this.

Cons: I bought this unit to replace an ASUS that quit burning after 2 months and less than 100 burns. I bought the ASUS to replace an Optiarc unit that I had for about two years that I lived with that had a tricky tray that opened and closed with a hair trigger. I had bought two of those and one was DOA.. I currently use an even older Sony Optiarc in another PC, and it had worked flawlessly for 4 years, thousands of burns using various different programs and various different blank DVD and CD manufacturers with no problems. I had hoped I can recreate this scenario once again, for Optiarc is out of business.

Other Thoughts: I mourn the loss of good manufactured products, and being forced to settle for less because that is all that's left.

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  • Brad L.
  • 10/31/2013 1:40:18 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent

Pros: Works great, first burn for xgd3 is flawless. Right out of box this drive is set up for xgd3 games, not additional steps needed

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Order on Sunday, received on Tuesday with express ground shipping, excellent first transaction with NEWEGG, will definitely come back here for any future shopping

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