Sony has announced its new DRX-830 series of DVD multi-format DVD/CD burners. The new 830 series arrive in three different modelsâ€”the internal DRU-830A, external DRX-830U and Macintosh and PC compatible external DRX-830UL-T. All three drives are capable of burning DVDÂ±R media at 18x, a slight speed increase from current 16x drives. While DVDÂ±R media is burnt at 18x, DVDÂ±R DL media burning remains at 8x. Other supported media formats include DVD+RW, DVD-RW, DVD-RAM, CD-R and CD-RW. All three drives are equipped with a 2MB buffer and feature Sonyâ€™s Power-Burn buffer under-run protection technology.
The DRU-830A is an internal IDE burner and is PC compatible. A black replacement front bezel is included with the DRU-830A to color match with black cases. The DRX-830U features a USB 2.0 interface for external connectivity. The PC compatible DRX-830A and DRX-830U include Nero 7 for burning tasks. Sonyâ€™s DRX-830UL-T is Mac and PC compatible. It sports a USB 2.0 and Firewire 1394a interface. It includes Nero 7 for PC burning and Roxio Toast 6 Lite for Mac burning tasks.
Does any body know on which OEM model is this drive based on?