10 DVD Burners: 16x and Dual-Layer - or Nothing!

Sony DRU-710A

The Sony DRU-710A burner is based on the Lite-On SOHW-1633S. In fact, Lite-On now makes all the burners for the Japanese giant. This one is based on the same chipset, the MT1828E / MT1816E from MediaTek. Sony calls the failure-protection system Power Burn, but it has exactly the same functions as Lite-On's Smart-Burn.

Main characteristics:

  • Reading
    • CD: 48x
    • DVD: 16x
  • Writing
    • CD-R: 48x
    • CD-RW: 24x
    • DVD-R: 8x
    • DVD+R: 16x
    • DVD-RW: 4x
    • DVD+RW: 4x
    • DVD+R DL: 2.4x
  • Buffer: 2 MB
  • Firmware: BY02

The burner's compatibilities and specifications according to DVD Info and Nero Info Tools:

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  • sasquatch451
    Please report noise levels in optical drive reviews. This is a big factor in which drive to buy for some people. My current DVD burner sounds like a jet engine for 5 minutes after putting a disc in.
  • Ubrales
    Very informative article. Now I have a better understanding of Dual Layer DVDs