Sony DRX-830U External DVD±RW Dual Layer Burner
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Sony DRX-830U External DVD±RW Dual Layer Burner

  • ReWrite Speed: 32x (CD-RW), 8x (DVD+RW), 6x (DVD-RW), 5x (DVD-RAM)
  • Enclosure Type: External
  • Storage Type: Disk Drive
  • Interface: USB 2.0
  • Burner Type: DVD±RW Dual Layer
  • Platform: PC
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Sony DRX-830U External DVD±RW Dual Layer Burner

The DRX-830U External USB 2.0 Dual Layer DVD Burner from Sony supports 8.5 GB dual layer DVD burning as well as support for standard 4.7 GB DVD media. The drive features a high-speed USB 2.0 interface, allowing you to connect it to almost any computer. The drive allows you to burn DVD+/-R discs at 18x speed, allowing you to write a full DVD in approximately 5 minutes. You can write 8.5 GB dual layer DVD+/-R DL discs at 8x speed and DVD-RAM discs at 12x speed. The drive will also write standard CD-R/RW discs at up to 48x speed. The drive includes the Nero 7 Software Suite for Windows, allowing you to get started burning discs right out of the box. These features and more make the drive an excellent solution for your DVD and CD burning needs.

Product Review Summary

Based on 3 user reviews
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Consumer Reviews


Awesome Burner!

bysouthgirl219 Jan 21, 2008
8 Helpfuls 9 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Fast, nice looking, does the job!
Recommended it? Yes

I received my Sony burner for Christmas (thank you Mama)and I absolutely love it.

I have never owned a DVD burner before so I have nothing to compare it to, but I really believe I got a good one. I have read in previous reviews about having another thing to plug in, so yes, I have a ton... Read full review »


Unless you have time to burn, get yourself this Sony

byottopilot Jul 26, 2007
17 Helpfuls 18 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Good looks, and most importantly FAST FAST FAST
Cons Reliability. Nero Essentials only, needs its own power supply. 2/10/2008 RIP
Recommended it? Yes

2/12/2008 - UPDATE - I am sorry to report that this drive seems to have died last weekend. While I have burned probably close to 200 DVDs and CDs since July, I would have expected it to last longer than six months. I believe it has a 1-year warranty, so now, if I can just find the receipt...
... Read full review »


Sony DRX-830U DVD+/-RW Burner with Nero 7 Ultra Edition

byphungus Jan 24, 2007
31 Helpfuls 32 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Easy to setup, great software, tons of features
Cons Can be noisy
Recommended it? Yes

The Sony DRX-830U is an external dual layer DVD+/-RW drive for the Windows PC. In layman's terms, that means this device allows you to make your own DVD video or data discs. It'll copy regular CD's, too.

My wife rules. I told her that all I wanted for Christmas was a DVD burner, so rather... Read full review »

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Product Details and Features


Package Type Retail
Product ID 36824061
UPC 027242700338
Package Qty. 1


Weight 3.5 lb.
Width 2 in.
Depth 9.8 in.
Height 6.5 in.

System Requirements

Operating System Microsoft Windows 2000 • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

Other Features

Brand Sony
Features Buffer Underrun Proof

Technical Features

Recording DVD Modes Multi-Session • Disk-at-once
Supported CD Formats Photo-CD • CD Audio • CD-ROM Mode 1 • Video-CD • CD-ROM XA • Multi-Session • CD-Extra
Access Time DVD 180 ms
Max. Media Capacity 8.5 GB
Tray Qty. 1
Buffer Size 2 MB
Recording CD Modes Track-at-once • Multi-Session • Disc-at-once • Session-at-once • Packet Write
Supported Media Writing Standards DVD+R • DVD+RW • DVD+R DL (Double Layer) • CD-RW • DVD-RAM • CD-R
Access Time CD 150 ms
Supported DVD Formats DVD-9 • DVD-ROM • DVD-VR • DVD-R • DVD-Video • DVD-RW

Key Features

ReWrite Speed 32x (CD-RW), 8x (DVD+RW), 6x (DVD-RW), 5x (DVD-RAM)
Enclosure Type External
Storage Type Disk Drive
Interface USB 2.0
Burner Type DVD±RW Dual Layer
Platform PC
Read Speed 16x (DVD), 48x (CD)
Write Speed 48x (CD), 8x (DVD+R DL), 6x (DVD-R DL), 18x (DVD+R), 18x (DVD-R)

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