Sony DRU 500AX DVD±RW Burner
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Sony DRU 500AX DVD±RW Burner

  • ReWrite Speed: 2.4x (DVD+RW), 2x (DVD-RW), 4x (DVD+RW)
  • Enclosure Type: Internal
  • Storage Type: Disk Drive
  • Interface: IDE / EIDE
  • Burner Type: DVD±RW
  • Platform: PC
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Sony DRU 500AX DVD±RW Burner

Sony takes the risk out of buying a DVD recorder by bringing all the popular formats into a single drive. The amazing new DRU-500AX burns DVD-R/-RW, DVD+RW/+R, and even CD-R/CD-RW disks. The internal EIDE drive includes an impressive, industry standard software bundle and is compatible with Windows 98SE/2000, Windows Millennium Edition and Windows XP operating systems.

Consumer Reviews


+ R or - R?, screw it, get both

byxanther May 23, 2003
13 Helpfuls 14 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros media compatibility, speed and software bundle. -R+R-RW+RW, CDRW
Cons price. no mac support
Recommended it? No

If you are anything like me when it came to DVD-RW, you wanted to wait until a single format would rule the world, much like CD!|s. With DVD-RAM, DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-RW, DVD+RW being the major players its hard to pick. Then Sony comes along and wants to play on both sides of the team. So here is... Read full review »

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Product Details and Features


Package Type Retail
Product ID 20699154
UPC 027242623385
Package Qty. 1


Warranty 1 Year


Width 5.75 in.
Weight 2.65 lb.
Depth 7.72 in.
Height 1.65 in.

System Requirements

Operating System Microsoft Windows 2000 • Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition • Microsoft Windows 98

Other Features

Brand Sony
Audio Output Internal Digital • Internal Analog
Features Emergency Disk Eject Hole

Technical Features

Recording DVD Modes Disk-at-once
Supported CD Formats CD-RW • CD+G • CD-R • Video-CD
Access Time DVD 200 ms
Max. Media Capacity 4.7 GB
Tray Qty. 1
Buffer Size 8 MB
Recording CD Modes Track-at-once • Disc-at-once • Session-at-once • Packet Write
Supported Media Writing Standards DVD+R • DVD+RW • CD-RW • CD-R
Access Time CD 160 ms
Supported DVD Formats DVD-ROM

Key Features

ReWrite Speed 2.4x (DVD+RW), 2x (DVD-RW), 4x (DVD+RW)
Enclosure Type Internal
Storage Type Disk Drive
Interface IDE / EIDE
Burner Type DVD±RW
Platform PC
Read Speed 32x (CD), 8x (DVD)
Write Speed 24x (CD)

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