PX-760A vs. Sony DRU-830A - Who Wins?

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#1

PX-760A vs. Sony DRU-830A - Who Wins?
Sony has an 18x burner that is supposed to supersede the plextor. Is this true? The Sony does do DVD-RAM which is a nice feature. And apparently
has fewer errors on 18x burns than the plextor.
Does this make the SONY the hands down winner? :bow:

Which one would you buy today?
And is this DVD-RAM feature the wave of writers in the future?? :iagree:


#2

The Sony DRU-830A is a Samsung.
All major makers except for Plextor and now-gone BenQ have added DVD-RAM to their mainstream models… (Yes, I know that BenQ had the DW1670 and DQ60, but it was not a mainstream Philips-chipset model.)

If you like playing with settings, the PX-760A is your friend (Autostrategy, GigaRec, advanced scanning…). If you want to spend less money and yet get good quality burns, you should go for the Samsung instead.


#3

In my own informal tests, using CD Speed 4.70 to create a test DVD and using the following media - Memorex MBIPG101 R04 DVD+R & Verbatim - MCC003 DVD+R both burned at 8x. I also tested a Verbatim MKM 001 DVD+R DL burned at 2.4x on the Sony and 6x on the Plextor. I tested the Sony twice with the DVD+R DL since the quality was not that good, however both times the burn was not even close to the Plextor. I used this media since this was what my company had purchased. I was testing for my workplace since they wanted to purchase an external drive. I tested the Sony 830 external, the CompUSA external drive WITHOUT DVD-RAM or Litescribe and the Norwood Micro external drive. Both the CompUSA and the Norwood were almost identical, case wise & drive wise, except the CompUSA model had a newer firmware and seemed to burn better. I burned the 3 media types in each drive and checked all the burns in the Plextor drive. All media burned best on the Plextor. The firmware that I used were the latest available at that time - Nov. 2006. All drives were connected to the same PC using USB 2.0 and external cases and Windows XP w/SP2 with all current updates. The Plextor drive, which is mine personally, is installed into a Plumax PM-525-PCB external case. The company wound up purchasing the CompUSA external drive. I would also like to have tested the Sony 820 drive but couldn’t find it locally at that time.


#4

The one-eyed under the blind man. :slight_smile: (german saying)

At lower speeds maybe the Plextor, at higher speed possibly the Sony.

For seriously burning with 18x I would buy none of them, and prefer the LGs H22 or H42. Personally I use a LiteOn LH18 and I`m very happy with that. Burns, reads and scans perfect, but I’m lucky to got a good one.


#5

Since I will be using Verbatims MC 004 disks to burn with Autostrategy isin’t really necessary or useful even with the Plextor. If the Sony burns with less errors at high speed – isn’t that everything a person could want. If the Sony is just a drive that will burn out in a month then there’s the caveat.


#6

Oh yes one more thing. DVD-RAM I am not sure if I fully understand it.
Isn’t this a packet writing method. and does n’t the use of Nero INCD allow any drive to function like a DVD RAM drive where data can be recorded a nd erased on a CD like it was a floppy. Why if this can be don e in CD’s with INCD can’t INCD also allow this method on DVD without the use of a special DVD RAM disk?
Phew!