- Brand Name: Sony
- Model Number: AD-7241S-0B
- Buffer Size: 2 MB
Sony Nec Optiarc AD-7241S-0B 24X Dual Layer DVD+/-RW SATA Drive with LightScribe, Bulk (Black)
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Top Customer Reviews
Unless you need Blu-ray and HD DVD (which is often included with Blu-ray drives as a throw in and seems useless, but lets you buy HD DVD closeouts for $3) then this drive should have everything you need.
P.S. Be aware that this is a SATA drive, not an IDE!
It doesn't come with any cables, but that was expected because it's a bulk product.
As a DVD reader, it works well, but I have had several problems with it. I tried writing to a dual layer (Amazon DVD+R DL) disc using Windows 7 program and it failed every time. I installed Nero 10 because I knew it would recognize this drive. The Nero 10 did pick up the drive and also checked its firmware, which is up to date. But I tried writing with it and it also failed. I then used the diagnostic program with Nero and it never gets through the program without failing.
I then took a disc and tried burning with my old ASUS DVD writer and it had no problems. I tried going to a slower speed with this drive and it could not get through a burn. So, basically it works like a DVD reader but cannot write to a dual layer. I am going to try different discs but if I have to buy new discs, then I am better off getting a better DVD writer.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Had no problems connecting this but had two connected at same time and system didn't want to recognize them both all the time. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Shop13
Seemed okay but burning CD-R's disks often lead to "coasters" with failed burns. DVD's are okay. Good thing I have another drive that works with my CD's. Read morePublished 9 months ago by dkrasniak
I've been using it for more than a year and it is still going great. The installation was very simplePublished on November 13, 2013 by Thomas A. Houston
This was a drive that I installed when building my computer system. I wanted the Light Scribe capability to save on labels. Read morePublished on September 13, 2013 by JG McClung
Optical drives are still required from time to time, this unit is cheap, fast, and no problems at all in many years.Published on April 30, 2013 by R. Quesada
Label making is very slow. Audio discs burned have noise unless burned down at lowest speed. I'm removing it from my PC and giving to my kids.Published on March 8, 2012 by Robert Russin