11. DVD Recording Tests
2. Transfer Rate Reading Tests
3. CD Error Correction Tests
4. DVD Error Correction Tests
5. Protected Disc Tests
6. DAE Tests
7. Protected AudioCDs
8. CD Recording Tests
9. 3T Jitter Tests
10. C1 / C2 Error Measurements
11. DVD Recording Tests
12. KProbe/PlexTools Scans - Page 1
13. KProbe/PlexTools Scans - Page 2
14. KProbe/PlexTools Scans - Page 3
15. KProbe/PlexTools Scans - Page 4
16. DVD+R DL - Page 1
17. DVD+R DL - Page 2
18. DRU710A vs. SA300 - Page 1
19. DRU-710A vs. SA300 - Page 2
20. DRU-710A vs. SA300 - Page 3
21. DRU-710A vs. SA300 - Page 4
22. BookType Setting
24. Firmware Hacks
25. Updated Firmware Performance (v.BYX2) - Page 1
26. Updated Firmware Performance (v.BYX2) - Page 2
27. Updated Firmware Performance (v.BYX2) - Page 3
28. Updated Firmware Performance (v.BYX2) - Page 4
29. Updated Firmware Performance (v.BYX2) - Page 5
30. Updated Firmware Performance (v.BYX2) - Page 6
31. Updated Firmware Performance (v.BYX2) - Page 7
SONY DRU-710A Dual DVD±RW Recorder - Page 11
- Writing Performance
The SONY-DRU710A supports DVD-R/RW and DVD+R/RW/+R9 writing. The maximum supported speeds for DVD+R is 16X (6X~16 CAV), DVD-R is 8X (4~8 Z-CLV) and 4X CLV for DVD±RW media. Nero Burning Rom reported speeds are shown below. Notice that the drive burns CLV at 4X & 6X speeds for both DVD±R formats.
Below we are able to see both 8X Z-CLV and P-CAV recording strategies in use on the SONY DRU-710A recorder. Depending on the inserted media, the drive adopts a different writing strategy that leads to lower writing times.
DVD+R @ 8X Z-CLV
DVD+R @ 8X P-CAV
As we said, the above strategy occurs with specific media, however there is the option to permanently change this with Codeguys "OmniPatcher for LiteOn DVD Writers" :-)
DVD-R @ 8X
- Burning Tests
We burned 4315MB of data on various DVD±R, DVD±RW media. After checking the supported media list, we noticed that almost all 4X rated media could burn only at 4X, while most 8X rated media at 8X. For the 'normal' recording tests we used the 8X rated media, burned at 8X for the DVD±R formats.
The best recording time for the DVD+R format came (as was expected) with CMC 16X media at 5:44mins.
Below are the supported media lists for the drive, and all the burning results for the various media types used.
- DVD+R/RW Media
- DVD-R/RW Media
- DVD Overburning Tests
In order to test the drive's DVD overburning capabilities, we used two media types, one 4X DVD-R from Traxdata and one 8X DVD+R from Plextor. As you can see from the screenshot below, the drive refused to start the test with DVD-R media,
while with DVD+R media, it started but when it reached 4.38GB, stopped with an error message.
- DVD+MRW Tests
The drive does not support this feature.