Sony Debuts DRX-S77U and AD-7260S DVD/CD Optical Drives - HotHardware
Sony Debuts DRX-S77U and AD-7260S DVD/CD Optical Drives

Sony Debuts DRX-S77U and AD-7260S DVD/CD Optical Drives

Sometimes, you don't need the latest and greatest. Sometimes, all you need is something basic. If you're building a new machine and have no need for Blu-ray yet, Sony Optiarc has two new units that just might fit the bill.

The company's two new optical disc drives are half-height units, and both can toast at 24X. The DRX-S77U drive boasts a sleek, lightweight design and continues to support up to 8X DVD±R recording speeds, delivering a full 4.7 GB disc of video, data, music or images on standard 8X DVD+R media. Additionally, the drive can record on 8.5 GB DVD+R 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 bundled with the Nero 9 DVD/CD mastering software suite and is available to match your netbook in black, white, pink and gold color choices.



The AD-7260S is an internal drive, offering the same 24X burn rating. The AD-7260S supports up to 24X max DVD±R recording, 12X DVD+R Double/Dual layer recording, 12X DVD-RAM, and 48X CD-R performance, and it's available with black or beige bezels. Both the DRX-S77U and AD-7260S are now available through authorized distributors, resellers and select online sites, though pricing isn't being announced openly.
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I wish they would go and make Blu-ray drives. I love the performance and stability of the drives. I use to get Pioneer but they started to make a couple of computers that I had build freeze while reading disc. C'mon Sony Optiarc

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You do realise that every Blu-ray drive contains a bunch of Sony parts right?

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So I guess the DRX-S77U needs to be powered from the wall... Thought they would be USB powered.

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I thought almost all external drives needed wall power as USB can only push ~500ma.

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sp12:

I thought almost all external drives needed wall power as USB can only push ~500ma.

 

I thought there are a few that don't need an AC adapter. Like this Lite-on model.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106329&cm_re=usb_dvd_drive-_-27-106-329-_-Product

I think the external drives that are purely readers can get away with just the USB. Something I am assuming because all the ones I found on Newegg so far are readers only. Just found this out while writing this post. Hopefully I am wrong because I would love to have an external reader/burner that is only USB powered.

 

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i have seen external drive requiting two USB plugs because of power. 

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Der Meister:

i have seen external drive requiting two USB plugs because of power. 

 

I would personally rather have that than one USB and one AC adapter. Would you happen to remember the brand and models? Thank you!

 

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We are now at the crossroads. We are slowly seeing the demise of the disc. Just like Floppy drives, tape drives, compact discs Etc...

Fairly soon things will be downloaded and transferred from flash drives and other SSD drives. This is probably why you are now seeing laptops and netbooks without optical drives!

Even game companies have been mulling about the whole download issue for a while now, to replace the retail market so they can retain the revenue.

Pretty soon these things will be just like your old stand alone multi-port card reader. Now that the choices have narrowed to what the consumers actually use, they are now integrated into most new PC's.

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You know I would like to see a Bluray player that is like the one pictured.
 
One that could double as a HD player with an HDMI connection.

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