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New DVD/CD Rewritable Drives Released by Sony Optiarc

DVD DL, DVD-RHawksM22 April 2010

Blu-ray recording is still far from becoming a household commodity. As such Sony Optiarc, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony, is set to debut a new line of CD and DVD optical disc drives, the AD-7260S and the DRX-S77U with improved functionality, portability, and speed.


The internal half-height AD-7260S CD/DVD burner builds on the Sony predecessor the AD-7240S by offering 2MB buffer and supports 24X max DVD+/-R recording, 12X DVD+/-R Double/Dual layer recording, 12X DVD-RAM, and 48X CD-R recording. The product also features auto write functionality. And with Sony’s LightScribe technology AD-7260S users can customize each disc label.

With USB 2.0 connectivity, the external interface DRX-S77U boasts 8x DVD +/-R recording speeds, holding up to 4.7 GB of video, data, music or images. But it doesn’t tap out there, the new lightweight device can also record on 8.5 GB DVD+/-R Double/Dual layer and 4.7 GB DVD-RW discs at 6X speed, as well as DVD+RW at 8X speed, DVD-RAM at 5X speed, and CD-R/RW at 24X.

To increase keep up with the new trend in colored netbooks, Sony is offering the DRX-S77U in a variety of colors, including black, white, pink, and gold. And has released the device with Windows 7 compatibility, as well as in a bundle with Nero 9 DVD/CD mastering software suite.


Sony has yet to release pricing on the two new devices but both products are set to debut in stores soon.

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