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Sony DRU-820A Internal DVD+/-RW 16X Double/Dual Layer and Dual Format DVD Drive

by Sony

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  • DVD+R double layer and DVD-R dual layer burning
  • Store up to 8.5 GB of data on one single sided, double layer DVD disc
  • Improved writing speeds for all DVD formats
  • Record up to 4 hours of video on double/dual layer discs
  • Works with 4.7 GB DVD+R/+RW and 8.5 GB double/dual layer discs
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Sony
  • Model: DRU820A

Product Details

  • Item Weight: 2.6 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B000E574MS
  • Item model number: DRU820A
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: December 19, 2005

Product Description

Product Description

Sony's new DVD burner incorporates new 8.5GB DVD-R Dual Layer, DVD+R Double Layer burning and dual format 4.7GB DVD burning. Double/Dual Layer discs let you store up to 8.5GB on a single DVD+R Double Layer or DVD-R Dual Layer disc, giving you plenty of room for more video and audio entertainment, digital photo archives, and information storage. DVD+R burning speed is a blazing 16X max, burning a full DVD in approximately 6 minutes. Double Layer and Dual Layer Recording speed is 8X max. DVD+RW speeds are 8X max for DVD+RW and 6X max for DVD-RW respectively. Ultra fast 48X max CD-R burning means you no longer need a separate CD Burner for good performance. It also includes a black front panel to match black colored PC desktops.

From the Manufacturer

Sony’s newest DVD burner incorporates DVD-RAM recording, creating a true DVD Multi drive. DVD+R Double/Dual Layer burning and standard dual format 4.7GB DVD burning is supported at 16X max. Double Layer and Dual Layer Recording speed is 8X max. DVD+RW speeds are 8X max for DVD+RW and 6X max for DVD-RW respectively. DVD-RAM recording is supported at 5X max. Ultra fast 48X max CD-R burning and 32X max. means you no longer need a separate CD Burner for high performance CD burning. What hasn’t changed is the DRU-820A comes bundled with an unbeatable Nero® 6.6 software suite and also includes a black front panel to match black colored PCs.

Features

  • DVD+R Double Layer and DVD-R Dual Layer Burning2
  • 16X max DVD+R/+RW Burning
  • 5X max DVD-RAM recording
  • Includes Nero 6.6 Software Suite
  • Black Faceplate Included
  • Works With 4.7GB DVD+R/+RW and 8.5GB Double/Dual Layer Discs
  • Record Up To 4 Hours Of Video on Double/Dual Layer Discs
  • Easy To Install EIDE/ATAPI Interface Drive For Windows® 2000/XP
  • Preserve Home Movies On DVD
  • Back Up Your Computer, Make Music Discs, and More
  • Ultra Fast CD Burning Too

Customer Reviews

Sony technical support is horrible.
B. Sickler
Unfortunately it will not read, write, or recognize any discs put into it.
David Bunnell
Or even if you do have software it's still pretty handy.
T. Weis

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

23 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Ralph Van Eck on April 3, 2006
I used this drive to replace the replace the CD-ROM in my PC and now have two DVD burners in my machine - both Sony. I just unplugged and removed the CD drive, inserted and plugged in the DRU-820A, turned on my PC and I was up and running. I've burned more than twenty 16x DVDs since getting this drive last week and have experienced no problems at all. My other Sony DVD writer, a DRU-530A, has been in my PC for two years and has been flawless, so at this point I'm not expecting any problems with reliability.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J. Scott Hallman on September 24, 2007
OK Drive. Has problems burning DVD-R video disks. Though burning completes successfully, DVD-R disks (tried several different high quality brands)aren't read well by a temperamental DVD player. Same disks burn fine on other DVD burner.
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28 of 43 people found the following review helpful By Altmed VINE VOICE on March 31, 2006
The first drive worked great on the test, then the CD burner died the next time it was used... Then was replaced (by Sony) 2 more times with drives that were DOA. Sony takes forever to replace parts these days, and they lost the drive that THEY had the carrier pick up because it was packed incredibly poorly), and 2.5 months roughly after that I called to see why they hadn't sent another replacement drive... They said they "don't have any record of receiving the drive." I asked why they hadn't checked their account from the carrier THEY had pick up the drive in 2 months, and got no answer, other than they'd send out another drive & I'm STILL waiting for it!!! I've seen a number of "ban Sony" web sites (after researching this) and I can see why! Their customer service AND their product quality has definitely gone to the dogs IMHO. Where most companies I work with will ship-swap an item and have it to me often in days (Or in some cases even the next day), Sony will not do that, and it was like pulling teeth to get them to replace the last drive that had about 4" of play in the box on one side with NO padding at all between the box and the drive, so it likely ate it in shipping, and now they say they no longer even make this drive! They decided all by themselves to send an "upgrade" without checking to see if it was even compatible with the system it was being used in (even though they have a submission for errors to get their drives working and we went through a BIOS flash and STILL to no avail - this was with the first drive, which simply failed after one use!)

I'm steering clear of Sony for especially massive jobs from now on & buying hardware from more reliable sources with better return policies. Plextor has better customer/retialer service in my experience, so for any upgrades, OR any future hardware puurchases after this expereience, I'll be looking for "other than Sony" parts and customer service.
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By Tom on May 22, 2013
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Would highly endorse this product because it is user friendly and does a wide range of tasks using almost any type of disc.
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I bought this to replace a drive that had died. When I tried to install it I discovered that it didn't work in my computer. I contacted the vendor and they took it back and gave me a full refund. Would buy from them again.
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By T. Weis on January 4, 2007
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This drive works flawlessly. I haven't had any coasters since buying it 3 months ago and I burn about 10-20 dvd's & cd's per week. It's quiet, can burn dual layer dvd discs and the bundled Nero software comes in very handy for those that don't already have burning software. Or even if you do have software it's still pretty handy.
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By Gloria on January 22, 2007
Installation was simple, and the software is easy to use. I have had this product for some time now, and it certainly does what it is supposed to do. An excellent upgrade for your computer.
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By B. Sickler on February 23, 2007
Bought this drive in September 2006. Now, instead of reading CD's or DVD's, it only makes a clicking noise. Sony technical support is horrible. Buy another brand.
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