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SONY 20X DVD±R DVD Burner with 12X DVD-RAM 20X DVD+R 12X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 20X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM White P-ATA Model DRU840A

  • 20X DVD+R 12X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 20X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW
  • 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM
  • 2MB Cache
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Sony's multi-format DVD burner lets you burn DVD±R discs at up to amazing 20X speed, writing 4.7GB DVD in about five and a half minutes. Dual-layer disc burning allows you to store 8.5 GB of data on a single DVD. You get 48X CD-R recording too, so there's no need to clutter your desk with a separate CD burner. This PATA burner is compatible with Windows 2000 Professional, XP, and Vista.

To make the most of the unit's capabilities, Sony includes Nero 7 Express DVD/CD mastering software, InCD packet writing software, and trial versions of NeroVision Express DVD authoring software and Nero ShowTime DVD playback software. You'll have the flexibility to choose the right media type for your project, ensure compatibility with your playback unit, and the tools to make a polished presentation, easily!

  • newegg DVD Multi Recorder The Sony DRU840A 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 20X Ultra High Writing Speed The Sony DRU840A DVD burner delivers a class-leading DVD+R/-R writing speed of 20X. The super fast burning speed enables users to write a whole DVD+R/-R disc in only 5 and a half minutes!
  • newegg Extra Black Bezel Change the front bezel when your Sony DRU840A DVD burner looks odd in your computer case. The included replacement front bezel matches nicely with any black computer case.

Learn more about the Sony DRU840A

Model

Brand
SONY
Type
DVD Burner
Model
DRU840A

Performance

DVD-ROM Access Time
130ms
CD-ROM Access Time
110ms
Cache
2MB

WRITE Speed

DVD+R
20X
DVD+RW
12X
DVD-R
20X
DVD-RW
6X
CD-R
48X
CD-RW
32X
DVD+R DL
12X
DVD-R DL
12X
DVD-RAM
12X

READ Speed

DVD-ROM
16X
CD-ROM
48X

Physical Spec

Windows Vista
Works with Windows Vista
Form Factor
5.25"
Panel Color
White

Configuration

Load Type
Tray
Interface
P-ATA

Software

Operating Systems Supported
Windows Vista, XP, or Windows 2000 Professional Operating Systems
Software Contents
Nero

Features

System Requirements
Hard Drive: 10GB
RAM: 256MB
Processor: Pentium III 800MHz or faster (or equivalent) CPU minimum Pentinum IV 2.0GHz or faster (or equivalent) CPU is recommended for real-time video authoring/editing

Packaging

Package Contents
DRU840A
User Manual
Software Disc
Replaceable Black Front Panel
Emergency Eject Pin

Quick Info


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  • Killian C.
  • 10/2/2008 5:33:22 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat and reliable drive

Pros: Cheap and reliable.

Cons: PATA interface (But that is what I bought is for), make a weird smell when burning a disk.

Other Thoughts: I don't know why the thing smell bad when burning a disk, but it's neglegable.

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  • Tracy B.
  • 6/8/2008 7:02:03 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggs

Pros: In the begining the unit worked flawlessly.

Cons: After 4 months of service the DVD writer no longer writes correctly. Sony service is what it is, non-existant.

Other Thoughts: Go with an ASUS. Much less money and much more reliable.

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  • Jessica D.
  • 5/19/2008 7:22:39 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsDoes its job

Pros: Sleek design (I love the choice of face plates). Easy install. Has not burned any coasters since I got it. Was able to use the pearl tray cover that comes standard with the white face plate with the black face plate. It looks gorgeous and blends into my case so nicely. Works with Vista64.

Cons: Was a little difficult to replace the face plate. Not too thrilled with the bundled burn software, but I wasn't too surprised it wasn't quite what I wanted. But it does enough functions to be useable, just not everything I'd like it to do.

Other Thoughts: I'm very pleased with this drive. I've also owned an external version of this (slightly slower burn rate) and it still works perfectly well as well and I had that for almost two years. It does its job and will probably buy a second internal one at some point to add to my case.

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  • Justin B.
  • 2/12/2008 9:06:34 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsSony dose it again

Pros: Burns like a champ. I have owned a 700, 730, 800, 830 and now an 840. All of them have worked great. I have burned maybe 15 dvds at 16x (what the discs are rated) and all of them have burned fine. This drive seems to be keeping up he good name of the DRU-XXX line of burners. Also love the interchangeable face plates.

Cons: Minor oddity on install. After I got all my IDE jumper settings right when it would boot to Windows it would blue screen before it would finish loading. I took the drive out, let it boot right, then put it back in and it was fine. My motherboards a bit frazzled so maybe it was not the drives fault. After that hiccup everything works great. Not sure whos fault it was so I won't hold it against the drive.

Other Thoughts: When am I going to see some 20x certified discs? When are these going to be in a SATA version? (Not that it will really help the drive, I just want to be done with P-ATA.)

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/2/2008 4:47:47 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNo problems

Pros: Works as advertised. Have had no problems reading or writing.

Cons: None so far.

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  • Sean A.
  • 1/29/2008 7:51:56 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsTop Notch Product

Pros: Fast DVD+R, DVD-R and CDR writing speeds. NO coasters when writing to Verbatim DVD+R media.

Cons: OCCASIONALY wont read a disc that I just burned without a computer re-start.

Other Thoughts: Many people bash a product because of their own lack of knowledge. Many of the "cons" mentioned are simply not related to the product reviewed. I have burned over 800 DVD movies with this drive, and have yet to produce a coaster. I have owned several Sony drives(DRU-710, 720,810,830) and have never had a failure. I have burned hundreds of CD's and THOUSANDS of DVD's with these drives and never had a drive failure. People complaining about coasters should be spending more for quality media. People mentioning multiple drive failures should probably not be building their own system. Either that, ir their luck is so bad that they should NEVER go outside in a thunder storm..........

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  • Dwight C.
  • 1/19/2008 8:54:05 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

1 out of 5 eggs

Pros: It looks nice

Cons: First 4 audio CD's burned were coasters. Even though Nero ran the burn with no errors and said it was sucessfull, they would not play. I was using Sony CD's with the Sony burner. Also did not like that to burn at 48x, you must first put the CD in, wait until the light stops flashing, then you must HOLD the eject button in for 5 more seconds, until the light flashes again; then it is in "turbo" mode. Only then will it burn at 48x. That's stupid. It also creates 2 drive letters on XP. One for regular DVD burner, and one for DVD-ram burner. Even though it is one drive, to sucks up TWO drive letters! That's also stupid. Who burns DVD-ram anyway. Don't buy this drive.

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  • Loren B.
  • 12/13/2007 4:00:30 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsSony DRU-XX Series Products

Pros: Have purchased several of the Sony DRU-XX series of burners. All have worked perfectly. One of the highest rated burners along with the Plexor PX-800A. Also like the bindled Nero S/W

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: With few exceptions you wont beat Newegg prices so save your self some time and purchase at Newegg. Only wish they give additional discounts on volume for Computer Builders.

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  • Anonymous
  • 11/29/2007 10:28:25 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsBuy as a FINAL resort

Pros: It works nice and fast. The Nero bundle that comes with it is awesome! So many applications with this bundle! The burner works great...when it works

Cons: I've had THREE of these die on me at different times. Granted they were a SLIGHTLY older model (the last one purchased was May 2007), but they shouldn't last a small amount of time. What do I mean by "die" ? Simple: They stop writing only dual layered (DL) DVD's. The single layered and the CD's work fine, but I've done a lot of DL-burning. Will get another brand next time

Other Thoughts: Purchase another brand before looking into this one.

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  • SHAWN M.
  • 11/29/2007 12:51:51 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsUnable to play DVDs without additional software purchase!

Pros: Seems to be good quality hardware, as one expects from Sony.

Cons: The "software" bundle with this burner is insulting. If you install Nero 7 OEM burning, you get a handicapped 30-day DVD decoder, which won't even play back regular Dolby Digital sound. It prompts you to buy the Dolby Digital plug-in. AND prompts to buy the DVD decoder too!

Other Thoughts: Considering the higher price of Sony products, it's offensive that they no longer include the expected items in a RETAIL boxed burner. NO recordable DVD-/+R, NO IDE data cable, NO audio cable, and NO useful software to play back DVDs. Other brands offer more in retail packaging.

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