Sony: DVD+R Double Layer Burner

Updated 3/31/2011 by SuperMediaStore Staff

TORONTO -- Sony of Canada Ltd. has introduced its second generation of DVD+R Double Layer (DL) burners that support 16X DVD+R recording.


Burning a full write-once single layer disc in approximately six minutes, the Sony internal DRU-710A and external DRX-710UL drives are targeted at consumers interested in high-speed burning and high storage capacity.


The 710 series marks Sony's seventh generation of Dual RW drives, and can also support 16X DVD+R, 8X DVD-R, 4X DVD[+ or -]RW, 48X CD-R and 24X CD-RW recording speeds.

With 2.4X DVD+R DL recording, users can burn up to four hours of high-quality MPEG-2 video or up to 8.5 GB of data, music and/or images on compatible DVD+R DL media. This is equivalent to about seven days of music without a commercial break. The products also come with a software bundle from Nero, which is a suite of tools for burning and authoring home movies, creating digital scrapbooks, and backing up data.


The internal DRU-710A drive comes with an ATAPI interface for installation inside a PC and includes a black replacement bezel for those with black-coloured PC cases. The external DRX-710UL drive features connectivity with both i.LINK (IEEE 1394) and hi-speed USB (USB 2.0) digital interfaces.


The internal DRU-710A has an MSRP of $229.99, while the external DRX-710UL is $399.99.