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Sony Introduces Slim New Portable DVD/CD Drive

Sony Introduces Slim New Portable DVD/CD Drive

Sony Optiarc revealed a new dual USB bus powered slim portable DVD/CD rewriteable drive designed for use with notebooks, netbooks, and desktop PCs. The new DRX-S90U drive features a lightweight design. The drive supports up to 8X DVDR recording speeds. The drive can also record to 8.5 GB DVDR Double/Dual layer and 4.7 GB DVD-RW discs at 6X speeds, DVD+RW at 8X, DVD-RAM at 5X and CD-R/RW at 24X. In the box, you'll get the drive as well as a copy of Nero 10. The drive connects via USB 2.0.

SONY OPTIARC AMERICA INC. ROLLS OUT SLIM PORTABLE DVD/CD REWRITABLE DRIVE

SAN JOSE, Calif., July 14, 2011- Sony Optiarc America today unveiled its first dual USB bus powered slim portable DVD/CD rewritable drive to complement notebooks, netbooks or desktop PCs.

The new DRX-S90U drive boasts a sleek and ultra lightweight design and supports up to 8X DVDR recording speeds, delivering a full 4.7 GB disc of video, data, music or images on standard 8X DVDR media.

Additionally, the drive can record on 8.5 GB DVDR Double/Dual layer and 4.7 GB DVD-RW discs at 6X speeds, DVD+RW at 8X, DVD-RAM at 5X and CD-R/RW at 24X

The drive comes in a retail package with Nero 10 CD/DVD burning application which is compatible with the Microsoft Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP operating systems. Additionally, the drive is compatible with the Mac OS X operating system.

The portable drive offers quick and easy connectivity with a Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0) digital interface for simple setup and maximum flexibility. The built-in dual USB cables integrate in a cable duct for easy storage.

The DRX-S90U drive will be available through authorized distributors, resellers and select online sites this month for under $70.

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Sure, it burns DVD's *now*, but what happens next year when Sony pushes out the new firmware that removes that feature in order to prevent you from potentially copying a Sony Pictures film?

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"Here's 3vi1 circa 1980 something"

-Optimus

 

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Haha... Yeah... I used to buy a ton of Sony stuff. Never again.

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3vi1:
Haha... Yeah... I used to buy a ton of Sony stuff. Never again.

You're preachin' to the choir brother 3vi1. I don't do any trade with them either. They are poor examples of what a corporation should strive to be. It's all, and only, about the bottom line with them.

 

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I have a lot of Sony products, they still put out good stuff in my opinion. Two Sony HDTV's in the house, a couple of Sony Alarm Clocks and a PS3 (Slim), they are still top of the heap in quality in my book.

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Our problem is not with the quality of their products, MCook. I do agree with you that this is not their problem.

The issue that realneil and I have with them is that they don't respect the rights of their consumers and have shown a consistent penchant for abuse. So, I don't buy them anymore, and recommend people away from them at every opportunity.

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