Pioneer announces DVR-S502 - external 4x DVD-R writer

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The French website PresencePC.com reports that Pioneer will be launching an external model of their recently announced Pioneer A05/105 DVD-R writer. The drive is based on the same parts as this…

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If it doesn’t write to DVD+R,RW also why would anyone buy it over the Sony?