Anybody in possession of DRU-842A & DRU-865A?

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#1

Hello everybody!!

On a visit the Sony support website and I saw two (what seems like) new drives DRU-842A & DRU-865A. Anyone got any information about these two drives ? The documentation link on that website does not have anything under it. :confused:

Check it out here:
http://sony.storagesupport.com/node/26?product=21&name=DVD-RW&tab2=news


#2

I’m pretty sure the Sony DRU-842A is a rebadged Optiarc AD-7200A (20x PATA burner).

My best guess is that the Sony DRU-865S (there is no “A” model) is a rebadged Optiarc AD-7221S, which is really a Lite-On iHAP422S [DH-20A8L] (22x SATA burner w/Lightscribe).


#3

[QUOTE=negritude;2148788]a rebadged Optiarc AD-7221S, which is really a Lite-On iHAP422S [DH-20A8L] (22x SATA burner w/Lightscribe).[/QUOTE]
Has that finally been confirmed by someone? While I have no doubt about the fact, I haven’t seen a confirmation so far by someone who has such a drive.


#4

[QUOTE=negritude;2148788]My best guess is that the Sony DRU-865S (there is no “A” model) is a rebadged Optiarc AD-7221S, which is really a Lite-On iHAP422S [DH-20A8L] (22x SATA burner w/Lightscribe).[/QUOTE]

BTW, the LiteOn naming scheme has put the P or S as the 4th character…it’s either iHAP or iHAS for these drives. No iHAPxxxS. :slight_smile:


#5

[QUOTE=Albert;2148889]BTW, the LiteOn naming scheme has put the P or S as the 4th character…it’s either iHAP or iHAS for these drives. No iHAPxxxS. :)[/QUOTE]

Right, what was I thinking. :doh: A total blonde moment right there. :stuck_out_tongue:

Let’s try that again:

“My best guess is that the Sony DRU-865S (there is no “A” model) is a rebadged Optiarc AD-7221S, which is really a Lite-On iHAS422 [DH-20A8L] (22x SATA burner w/Lightscribe).”

[QUOTE=Liggy;2148880]Has that finally been confirmed by someone? While I have no doubt about the fact, I haven’t seen a confirmation so far by someone who has such a drive.[/QUOTE]

No confirmation as of yet, just semi-intelligent guessing on my part. :stuck_out_tongue:


#6

Videohelp claims the 86x series has Nec chipset:
http://www.videohelp.com/dvdwriters?DVDname=DRU-860S
http://www.videohelp.com/dvdwriters?DVDname=DRU-860A
http://www.videohelp.com/dvdwriters?DVDname=DRU-865S

No idea how they found out :confused:
Edit: They think, AD-7221S is also Nec based http://www.videohelp.com/dvdwriters?DVDname=AD-7221S

Interesting:
“The drive does not support connection to an ATAPI interface card. (…)” [I]DRU-860A[/I]
“The drive does not support connection to a Serial ATA interface card. (…)” [I]DRU-860S/865S[/I]
Source: Sony product sheet


#7

[QUOTE=mciahel;2149136]Videohelp claims the 86x series has Nec chipset:

No idea how they found out :confused:
Edit: They think, AD-7221S is also Nec based http://www.videohelp.com/dvdwriters?DVDname=AD-7221S[/QUOTE]
I guess they entered that data without actually checking and it’s just wrong.


#8

Some information and pictures about the 860S, a 22x SATA burner, probably the iHAS322.

Information
Pictures

Information about the 865S, 22x SATA burner with Lightscribe, probably the iHAS422.
Information


#9

I bought a sony optiarc dvd lightscribe from Ebay and the model number is AD-7221s. It was advertised as NEC.

I bought it to replace my burner that stopped working, but when I hooked up this new one, it freezes up the computer while loading. I can’t even run the hardware installation because it freezes before it even get there.

I have a 2 year old compaq computer with Vista and I’ve had no problems with it until now. I am a photographer so I normally run large programs like Photoshop so I don’t think it’s the computer.

Is there something else I should be doing?

thx
jenifer


#10

the DRU-865S is confirmed to have MediaTek 1859LL Chipset

which leads to that it is a Lite-On iHAS422
i’ll buy a new one in the next few days and try to Crossflash and report back


#11

Any updates on this? I just snagged one at closeout at a local staples store, but having probs burning a +R. -R and +RW seem to burn fine. Still tinkering with other brand +R, but maxel and tdk both fail at the end.