- Brand Name: Sony
- Model Number: AD7240S-0B
- Buffer Size: 2 MB
Sony Optiarc AD-7240S-0B 24X Dual Layer DVD+/-RW SATA Drive, Bulk (Black)
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- Sony Optiarc AD-7240S 24x DVDRW Dual Layer Drive SATA Interface (OEM) - Black
Top Customer Reviews
This is the best DVD burner for this price.
I suggest this to everyone.
This was very well packaged by amazon with a custom foam insert and plenty of padding.
System has 8 15K scsi drives, XPsp2, and this is the only SATA device.
Burns a ripped/shrunk single layer DVD in 5 - 6 minutes from an iso file. Never have done DL DVDs but will try 1 this afternoon. Uh... <cough!> basically I hadn't realized it did DL until I brought up the specs...
I've seen it spike to 17x - 19x later in the burning (toward the outer edge of the disk).
Occasionally it burns fast enough to suck out the buffer causing a fractional pause and lower 'calculated' speed.
Burns with many different Utils but I generally use ImgBurn these days; fast, no frills, no problems.
Ease of installation? C'mon, 4 screws, 2 cables, and Windows uses it's own drivers.
Ease of Use? Does what the programs and I tell it to, fast with no backtalk. That's ease to me.
Reliability? So far so good. ~14 months now. Some days it gets quite a workout.
Looking for another for an ex for Xmas (heh, sorry).
The Sony-Optiarc EU site states that the warranty period for these drives is two years, but that warranty replacement must be handled through the dealer! Good luck with that; I purchased it via ZipZoomFly.com, which appears to be out of business.
No more Optiarc for me. Sticking with Asus or Lite-On.
Hmm ... I wonder if Sony named Optiarc after the "Optigrab" in Steve Martin's film The Jerk ...
It's only been a few weeks, but have burned 40-50 discs with rock solid performance. I ran tests for C1, C2 and CU errors right away on my first burns. I burned a 25 minute audio disc and a 78 minute disc, both at MAX speed and at 24x speed. All discs came out with ZERO C2 and CU errors. C1's are common and not an issue, but those were few. I still burn my critical masters at 24x speed, but even at MAX, the performance is solid. I couldn't be more pleased to have the same quality as my Plextor drive, but at a cheaper price.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
worked just great for what i needed fit right in with my system would recomend my friends and family and coworkers.Published on November 17, 2012 by James M Cline
This Dvd drive has never given any problems and I have owned it for about a year now. I would suggest this to anyone wanting to replace a sata dvd drive.Published on April 24, 2012 by Michael J. Espoglou
Extremely Happy with this product!! Keep in mind it is SATA not IDE so get the cables if need be. I have backed up 75 movies at 8x without one issue!! Shocked by the price! Read morePublished on August 11, 2010 by dkpro
Purchased this in late March through Amazon from ZipZoomFly and installed in new windows 7 computer in April.
Completely failed in August 2010. Read more
Got this drive when upgraded to win7 64bit, and my old Sony IDE drive/drivers did not work.
Researched windows7 compatibility on MS site, and found this drive had passed their... Read more