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

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

  • 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