Sony Electronics today officially unveiled its fall line-up of DVD/CD burners, featuring three designs and four configurations packed multiple format compatibility.
The new 830 series of multi-format DVD burners support all
the recording formats in just one drive. Enabling the
industry's fastest 18X DVD +/- R recording speed, the 830 burners deliver a
full 4.7 GB of video, data, music or images on standard 16X DVD +/- R media
in about five minutes.
The internal DRU-830A drive and external DRX-830U burner come bundled
with the new Nero 7 software suite. The external DRX-830UL-T drive is designed for dual Macintosh and Windows platform support. It also includes Roxio Toast 6
Lite software in the box.
For those looking for a space-saving burner to complement their
notebook or desktop PCs, Sony's DRX-S50U drive offers all the advantages of
a high-speed DVD/CD burner in a slim external design. This drive also comes
with the Nero 7 software suite.
The 830 series features 18X DVD +/- R, 8X DVD +/- R DL, 8X DVD+RW, 6X
DVD- RW, 12X DVD-RAM for data backup, 48X CD-R, 32X CD-RW recording.
The internal DRU-830A drive comes with an ATAPI interface for easy
installation inside a PC, and it includes a black replacement bezel for
matching to black-colored PC cases. The external DRX-830U drive features a
space-efficient vertical design and offers connectivity with hi-speed USB
(USB 2.0) digital interface for simple setup. The external DRX-830UL-T
drive sports dual i.LINK (FireWire/IEEE-1394 compatible) and USB 2.0 digital interfaces for easy installation on a Macintosh
or a PC.
The slim external DRX-S50U burner supports 8X DVD +/- R, 4X DVD +/- R
DL, 8X DVD+RW, 6X DVD-RW, and 24X CD-R/RW. It also comes with the hi-speed
USB interface for maximum flexibility.
The internal DRU-830A drive is shipping now for about $70 after a $20
mail-in rebate; the external DRX-830U burner is expected to ship in October
for around $100 after a $30 mail-in rebate; the external DRX-830UL-T burner
will be available in December for about $120 after a $30 mail-in rebate.
The DRX-S50U drive will be available in October for about $130.