1. About the Sony DRX-S70U-W
2. CD/DVD reading tests
3. Reading of defected CDs
4. Reading of defected DVDs
5. Writing quality testing platform - The IQB Omni CD DVD Analyzer by Quantized
6. CD-R writing tests - Taiyo Yuden CD-R @ 24x
7. CD-R writing tests - CMC Magnetics CD-R @ 24x
8. CD-RW writing tests - Verbatim CD-RW @ 24x
9. DVD-R writing tests - CMC MAG AE1 @ 8x
10. DVD-R writing tests - CMC MAG AM3 @ 8x
11. DVD-R writing tests - MBI 01RG40 @ 8x
12. DVD-R writing tests - MCC 03RG20 @ 8x
13. DVD-R writing tests - TYG03 @ 8x
14. DVD+R writing tests - DAXON AZ3 @ 8x
15. DVD+R writing tests - MBIPG101 R05 @ 8x
16. DVD+R writing tests - PRODISC R04 @ 8x
17. DVD+R writing tests - RICOHJPN R03 @ 8x
18. DVD+R writing tests - YUDEN T03 @ 8x
19. DVD-RW writing tests - MKM 01RW6X01 @ 6x
20. DVD+RW writing tests - MKM A03 000 @ 8x
21. DVD-R DL writing tests - MKM 03RD30 @ 6x
22. DVD+R DL writing tests - MKM 003 @ 6x
23. DVD-RAM writing tests - MXL16 @ 5x
24. Summary of writing quality tests, Overburning, Bit setting
25. Final words
Sony 's new 24x DRX-S70U-W external DVD burner cuts a good figure in any environment, from lobby and cafe to home office. The company has paid attention to the design and functionality of this portable drive, making an
elegant drive for netbook users and mobile individuals appealing in terms of its low weight and trend colours of black, white, pink and gold.
The DRX-S70U-W is also impressive on the inside because it incorporates the qualities of the DRX-S70U-R (already on the market) from Sony. At only two centimetres in height and weighing only 420 grams, it easily fits into any item of hand luggage or briefcase.
The DRX-S70U-W can process all major DVD and CD formats. It comes with software and NERO 8 express for Microsoft Windows as standard.
The DRX-S70U-W writes to DVD±R and DVD+RW at 8x speed. It achieves 6x speed writing to DVD-RW media and 5x speed writing to DVD-RAMs, 6x speed writing to Double Layer media and 24x speed writing to CDs. The drive reads DVD-ROMs at 8x speed and CD-ROMs at 24x speed.
Sony offers a 24-month warranty on the burner.
Below you can see the retail package of the drive:
The package includes:
- External DRX-S70U Double/Dual Layer DVD drive
- USB cable, AC adapter and AC cable
- Software disc with online User Manual
- Quick Start Guide
- Nero 8 Express DVD/CD mastering software
The drive retails for about €55-60.
We received the black version of the drive. The front panel illustrated below includes a single ejecy button, an operation led and an emergency eject pin-hole.
Also the CD-RW, DVD Multi-recorder and DVD+RW certifications ensure compatibility with most of the optical discs:
At the rear side there are the power and SATA connectors:
The product information label is found at the bottom side of the drive:
The drive was connected to the PC via a USB 2.0 interface and was identified as "SONY DVDRW DRX-S70U ".
Software utilities provide information about the capabilities and features of the drive: