Sony and NEC have combined their optical expertise in the joint venture, Optiarc. The result are the Optiarc DVD and CD drive series.
With write speeds as high as 20X 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. (Crap discs will still give you crap results, but it will be the best it can be even then.) 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.
- DVD Multi RecorderThe Sony NEC Optiarc AD-7200S-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!
- 20X Ultra High Writing SpeedThe Sony NEC Optiarc AD-7200S-0B 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!
- Stable Recording and Reading QualityThe Sony NEC Optiarc AD-7200S-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.