DVD Burner Hardware
If you are in the market looking to buy a DVD burner, here a few good
choices to consider. My top pick is the Sony DRU530A (and coming soon..
the Sony DRU700 which will be capable of burning double layer DVDs!) which has performed
flawlessly for me! I got one during Christmas and have had almost no problems
backups and burning DVD movies. The Sony DVD burner is an easy choice because it can handle the competing DVD formats (DVD+RW
and DVD-RW) and you will not have to worry which format will become the standard.
Double/Dual Layer Internal 16X DVD+R Double Layer, DVD-R Dual Layer/DVD+RW
versatile new DRU-800A is Sony’s 9th generation dual format DVD burner. This
exciting new drive can record on new DVD-R Dual Layer discs in addition to DVD+R
Double Layer discs, offering up to 8.5GB of storage. DVD+R discs record at up to
16X, burning a full disc in about 6 minutes. Other improvements include faster
burning of rewritable DVDs – DVD+RW discs can now be burned at up to 8X max and
6X max for DVD-RW. The drive also burns DVD+R DL Double layer discs at up to 4X.
Double/Dual Layer discs are capable of storing up to 4 hours of MPEG-2 video or
up to 8.5GB of data on a single sided disc with 2 recordable layers. Once
recorded, DVD+R DL discs are compatible with most home DVD players and DVD-ROM
drives. Of course, the DRU-800A can also record standard 4.7GB DVD+R and DVD+RW
discs and CDs too!
16X max. DVD+R max. burning
4X max. DVD+R DL Double Layer burning
4X max. DVD-R DL Dual Layer burning
8X max. DVD+RW burning
6X max. DVD-RW burning
48X max. CD-R & 24X max. CD-RW burning
Impressive Software Suite: Nero™ 6 Express, NeroVision™
Express, InCD™ 4, Nero BackItUp™, Nero Showtime™, Nero Cover Designer™, Nero
Toolkit™, Nero SoundTrax™, and Nero WaveEditor™
Includes free black replacement bezel
Internal, EIDE/ATAPI interface drive with short length form
Works With Windows® 2000 Professional and Windows® XP
1 Year Warranty
Sony DVD+/-RW Double (Dual) Layer 8.5GB DRIVE (DRU710A)
Sony’s new Double (Dual) Layer DVD recording brings new
capability to your PC. With the ability to store up to 4 hours of high quality
MPEG-2 video (or up to 8 hours of MPEG-1 video) or up to 8.5GB of information on
a single sided disc with 2 recordable layers. DVD+R DL discs are write once
discs of the DVD “+” format, and once recorded they are playable in standard
consumer DVD players* and computer DVD-ROM drives. What’s more, the new Double
Layer drives from Sony record the popular DVD+R and DVD+RW 4.7GB standard discs
and CD-R/RW discs too! Sony has packed all this technology into easy to install
retail upgrade solutions for your Windows 2000 or XP PC with award winning Nero™
software suite and accessories to get you up and going quickly and easily.
*DVD+R DL and DVD+R/+RW discs recorded on this drive will
playback in most consumer DVD players and computer DVD-ROM drives.
Store up to 8.5GB of data on 1 single sided, double layer DVD
Burn up to 4 hours of MPEG-2 Video or 8 hours of MPEG-1 Video
on Double Layer DVD disc
Backwards compatible with existing DVD Players/DVD-ROM drives
Record on both 4.7GB DVD Media or 8.5 GB Double Layer DVD
Store up to 7days worth of music on 1 double layer DVD disc
Comes with Black Bezel kit so you can match your drive with
Bundled with award winning Nero software suite
Sony Dual Format Internal DVD+RW 8x DVDRW 4x DVD+/-RW Drive (DRU530A)
Records on DVD+RW/+R and DVD-RW/R media and standard CD-R/RW
discs so you can choose the right disc for the task at hand
Sonic MyDVD Video/Video CD authoring software will turn your
home movies into DVDs or Video CDs for easy sharing, Sonic RecordNow™ CD/DVD
mastering software, Cyberlink PowerDVD® soft DVD player software, MusicMatch®
Protect your valuable data against system failures by
backing up with included backup software, Retrospect Express
Burn custom music CDs, share photos and video, and so much
Write speeds: DVD-R: 1X, 2X, 4X max, DVD-RW: 1X, 2X max,
DVD+R: 2.4X, 4X, 8X (ZCLV) max, DVD+RW: 2.4X, 4X max, CD-R: 4X, 12X, 16X,
24X~32X P-CAV, 40X CAV max, CD-RW: 4X, 8X, 12X, 16X, 24X PCAV max
The Plextor PX-708A delivers the fastest performance in dual
formats: 8X DVD+R write, 4X DVD-R write, 4X DVD+RW rewrite, 2X DVD-RW rewrite,
and 12X DVD-ROM read.
In addition to recording, rewriting and reading DVD discs in
dual formats, the PX-708A supports 40X CD-R write, 24X CD-RW rewrite and 40X
CD-ROM read speeds. All in one drive. Create a 4.7 GB disc on DVD media in about
Create, edit and share customized DVDs and CDs with friends
and family using video, photo, audio and data. Capture, archive, organize and
personalize your home movies and photos on DVD, VCD, mini DVD and SVCD. Create
photo slide shows, complete with transitions and music. Burn your photos to
Video CD to play on most DVD players. You can also back up and archive 4.7 GB on
a single-sided recordable DVD disc or create photo albums for viewing with DVD
players and much more.
DVD-R/RW - CD-R/RW Writer
CenDyne's All-in-One DVD-R/RW and CD-R/RW Drive gives you the
power to create and record anything and everything from MP3s and CD-Audio music
to VCD and DVD movies. It is a third-generation DVD-R/RW drive with the widest
possible playback compatibility, meaning the discs you make will work on most
DVD players. Also, the DVD-R/RW drive lets you record onto full 4.7 GB DVD
media, removing the need for backing up over several CD-Rs. That's more than
seven CD-Rs onto a single DVD-R.
The DVD-R's higher transfer rate means that you'll be recording more, faster.
Even with the benefits of the DVD-R, you'll still be able to create your own
compilation CDs and back up your existing ones to play in nearly all CD players.
Plus, since both are in a single drive, you can get rid of that old CD-R without
sacrificing your options.
Requirements for the CenDyne include a Pentium 300 MHz or faster processor,
Windows 98 or later, 64 MB of RAM, 40 to 240 MB hard-disk space (for recording
software), an available EIDE port (audio and data cable included), and an
available 5.25-inch bay.
CenDyne provides a one-year warranty on parts and labor for the DVD-R/RW and
CD-R/RW internal drive.