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STORAGE

Sony Branded Optical Storage

DRU-820A
Internal 16X max Multi-Format DVD Burner
® ®
for Windows 2000 and Windows XP
Sony’s latest Multi-Format Burner offers the absolute latest in raw performance
as well as flexibility. Blazing-fast 16X max disc burning of DVD±R, as well as support
for 8.5 DVD±R Double/Dual layer burning, even DVD-RAM discs are supported.
Exchangeable black front bezel for matching the burner to your PC and an award
winning Nero® software suite. Truly a DVD burner like no other™!

Features and Benefits
• Burns DVD±R discs at 16X max, capable of burning a full disc in about 6 minutes
• Burns 8.5GB DVD±R Double/Dual discs up to 8X max. Double/Dual Layer discs capable
of storing up to 4 hours of MPEG-2 Video on single sided disc with 2 recording layers.
Recorded DVD±R Double/Dual layer discs compatible with most consumer DVD players
and DVD-ROM drives
• Burns standard 4.7GB DVD±R and DVD±RW Discs, DVD-RAM, and CD-R/RW too -
One drive does it all!
• Maximum flexibility & compatibility – Choose the optimal DVD recordable media for
your project without sacrificing compatibility with your playback hardware
• Award winning Nero™ Software bundle for burning all your video, music, and data
to DVD or CD
• Includes Black replacement front bezel for matching the drive to a black PC case
STORAGE

SPECIFICATIONS
PART NUMBER DRU-820A
DRIVE TYPE Internal DVD Multi DVD/CD Recorder
MEDIA & MODES SUPPORTED DVD-R/-R DL/-RW, DVD+R/DVD+R DL/+RW, DVD-RAM: DVD-ROM,
DVD-Video
CD: CD-DA, CD-ROM (XA), CD Extra, Video CD, Photo CD*, CD Text,
multi-session
READ/WRITE SPEED Write (DVD-R) 4X CLV, 8X P-CAV, 16X CAV max.**
Write (DVD-R DL) 2X, 6X CLV max.***
Write (DVD-RW) 2X, 4X, 6X CLV max.**
Write (DVD+R) 4X**, CLV, 8X, P-CAV max.**, 16X CAV max.**
Write (DVD+R DL) 2.4X, 4X, 6X CLV, 8X Z-CLV max. ***
Write (DVD+RW) 2.4X, 4X, 6X CLV, 8X Z-CLV max. **
Write (DVD-RAM) 5x CLV max**
Write (CD-R) 8X ~16X CLV, 32X P-CAV, 40X ~ 48X CAV max**
Write (CD-RW) 4X ~ 10X CLV,24X ~ 32X CAV max. **
Read (DVD-ROM) 16X max.
Read (CD-ROM) 48X max.
SUSTAINED DATA TRASFER RATE 21 MB/s max. (16X DVD-ROM)
AVERAGE ACCESS TIME 130 ms (DVD 16X)
135 ms (CD 48X)
INTERFACE EIDE (ATAPI)
BURST TRANSFER RATE 33.3 MB/s Ultra DMA33 Mode 2
BUFFER MEMORY 2MB
POWER CONSUMPTION +5V 1.6A max., +12V 1.4A max.
DIMENSIONS (WxHxD) 5.75 X 1.63 X 7.0 inches
WEIGHT 2 lbs.
PACKAGE CONTENTS DRU-820A Internal Multi-Format DVD Drive
Ahead NeroVision Express™ DVD video editing & authoring software
Ahead Nero™ Burning ROM SE/ExpressCD/DVD mastering software
Ahead InCD™ drive letter recording software
Ahead Nero™ Showtime™ soft DVD player software
Ahead Nero™ BackitUp™ backup software
Black front panel replacement kit
User’s Manual
SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS Pentium® III 800 MHz or faster (or equivalent) CPU minimum.
Pentium IV 1.6GHz or faster (or equivalent) CPU is recommended
for real time video authoring/editing
128 MB of RAM (256 MB or more for Windows XP Systems)
10GB of hard disk space.
Windows® 2000 or Windows® XP Home or Professional
Operating Systems
WARRANTY One Year Limited

*Not supported with the bundled software, additional software required.
**High-speed DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-RW, DVD+RW, DVD-RAM, CD-RW discs required.
***Requires DVD+R DL & DVD-R DL media

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approximate. Features and specifications subject to change without notice.
Printed USA 2/06 DRU820A-DS-2/06 P1016