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Sony 24X SATA Internal DVD+/-RW Drive AD-7260S-0B - Bulk (Black)

by Sony

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  • Data Transfer Rate: Write:DVD+R/-R: 24X DVD+RW/-RW: 8X/6X DVD+R/-R DL: 12X DVD-RAM: 12X CD-R: 48X CD-RW: 32X
  • Read: DVD+R/-R(Single): 16X DVD+R/-R DL: 12X DVD+RW/-RW: 13X DVD-ROM (Single/Dual): 16X/12X CD-ROM: 48X CD-R: 48X CD-RW: 40X
  • Writing Mode: DAO, SAO, TAO with zero gap, variable or fixed packet
  • Multisession Modes Supported: DVD-ROM, DVD-Video, CD-ROM, CD-ROM XA, CD-I Ready, CD-Bridge, PhotoCD, VideoCD, CD-DA, CD Extra, CD Text
  • Interface: SATA Buffer Memory: 2 MB Random Access Time: DVD - 160ms; CD - 140ms O/S Compatibility: Windows 7 compatible Form Factor: 5.25"
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Technical Details

  • Minimum RAM: 256

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 6.7 x 5.8 x 1.6 inches ; 1.4 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B003MRHOQG
  • Item model number: AD-7260S-0B
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (59 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: June 4, 2010

Product Description

DVD+/-RW (+/-R DL) / DVD-RAM - 48X (CD) / 16X (DVD) - 48X (CD) / 24X (DVD+/-r) /

Customer Reviews

Sony makes good quality stuff.
Movieskinny
It's quite possible that it's just Vista being its usual PITA, but none of my old tricks are working and I can't get the drive back into operational status.
George Williams
It works great and is pretty quiet as well.
Richard Raleigh Miller

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Michigoon VINE VOICE on August 27, 2011
Verified Purchase
This is a great little drive.

Pros:
-Handles every format of DVD and CD. Plus or minus, R or RW, this drive does it. It's not a BluRay drive, but that's about it.
-Speedy. I burned a disc image and verified the disc, walked away to grab some food, and it was done when I got back. It's not the most blazing drive ever made, but it's peppy enough that I had no complaints even when I needed to burn a disc in a rush.
-Simple black front. This drive isn't marred by CD jacks that went out of fashion a decade ago, it's not sporting a neon logo. Simple, elegant.
-Quiet. My computer has a big 120mm fan that puts out medium volume- you notice it, but it doesn't distract when watching video. I could barely hear the drive over that. It's not "whisper quiet", but it is quiet enough for a dorm room.

Cons:
-SATA-only. While this is standard in newer computers, older systems might not be equipped. Ensure your system has SATA hookups before ordering.

Overall:
If you're like me and you just need "a drive that works", look no further. Hits all the right notes, contains no major flaws.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Tony S on September 2, 2011
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The unit installed automatically (Windows Vista) and was immediatly ready for use. Some of my CDs that wouldn't track on my older unit, played perfectly on this one. An added bonus was it ripped songs in half the time.

I am very happy with the purchase and the incredibly low purchase price.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By George Williams on September 29, 2011
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The actual hardware appears sound, and is working just fine. However, there's a few things potential buyers should be aware of first:

This item is from a bulk seller. That means it comes with nothing but the drive itself. No instructions, no cables, no drivers, no reference documention, no warranty information. I purchased this item to replace a dying DVD-ROM drive on my grandmother's PC. Of course I forgot her PC is running Windows Vista. So what should have taken less than 5 minutes, became a four hour ordeal. Vista would detect the drive, but was unable to find a suitable driver. I jumped on Sony's website, but when I followed the links to download the driver for this item, I was redirected away from Sony's website, to some other company that wanted me to pay for their software program that is basically a "driver minder". It claimed it would automatically keep all of the PC's drivers up to date. Needless to say, I wasn't going to pay for this unnecessary program when all I wanted was a driver for this optical drive.

I searched through several forums, with other people seeming to have encountered the same problem.

In the end, I simply found a suitable driver for a similar optical drive, and fooled Vista into using it for this opitcal drive; which so far has worked just fine.

So my advice: If you're running Vista, you might want to look for a different drive that comes with a bit more support to help you get through the installation process. However, if you're running XP, or Windows 7, you'll probably be alright; and I think this drive will be a good investment, considering the nice low price.

UPDATE, 2 years later: While I can't say whether it's the drive or just Windows Vista, the drive is no longer operational.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By David Burrell on December 4, 2011
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I have a Gateway with Win 7, and just wanted to add another DVD drive "just in case." Very good price on a quality Sony product. Installation was a breeze, just two screws, and the SATA plugs slide right on.

I was up and running in less than ten minutes, and the drive had loaded just fine, but I still went on the internet and checked to see if any software had to be upgraded. It didn't because the upgrade is only needed for the older Sony DVD players of this model, Versions 1.0, 1.01 and 1.02.

You can go to the Nero web site and download a free Nero Info Tool which will examine your drives, check the speeds, and tell you what version they are. It is a large file, but at least I now know what the generic DVD player/recorder that was in the Gateway, and the new Sony are capable of doing.

The Sony SATA DVD drive I installed is already a Version 1.03 and works just fine. No installation or firmware software required.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on July 22, 2011
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This product arrived in fuss-free packaging and was easy to fit and hook up.

Most new drives are SATA, which means two easy to fit cables that plug into your motherboard, without the need for daisy-chaining or fitting jumpers.

Has worked flawlessly and quietly since being fitted into a drive bay.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By T. Borkosky on March 31, 2012
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I purchased this drive because it was a know "good" drive in the world of "Hackintosh" computers. This was one of the few places that I could find this drive and the price was very reasonable when figuring in the quick shipping. Drive is installed and working in the new computer without any glitches. Drive is quiet and quick with both DVDs and CDs Great Amazon Market experience.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By S. G. on February 5, 2012
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Came reasonably fast. Good price. Works well right out of the box.
Obviously this is a division of Sony that makes inexpensive drives. I had a question and contacted Sony who referred me to a website for the Optiarc line. The only way to communicate was through email. Their response was timely so I wasn't dissatisfied with the service.
Can't say how long this drive will last, or if it is as well made as my other Sony drives, but so far it worked immediately when connected to my system and burned several DVD's and CD already, with no problems.
I gave it 4 stars since I have never had the Optiarc line from Sony. For the price...I can not complain too much.
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