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 Sony Debuts Four Multi-Format DVD/CD Rewritable Drives
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Message Text: 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.
 
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