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Product:

SONY DRU820A

Pros:

Fast and reliable drive. All DVD formats supported including DVD-RAM.
Comes with full version of Nero 6.
Nice price point. $89.99, and Sony is usually running a $20.00 mail in rebate.

Cons:

At times the drive seems to be constantly spinning up when it should be at rest.
Some times it clanks and clunks abit when you first put a disc in. This is especially true with DVD-RAM.

Specs:

INTERNAL DRIVE
ATA INTERFACE
CD-ROM/CD-RW READ/WRITE SEED: 48X
CD-RW REWRITE SPEED: 32X
DVD READ/DVD+R/DVD-R WRITE SPEED: 16X
DVD+R(DL) WRITE SPEED: 8X
DVD REWRITE SPEED: 8X
DVD-RAM: 5X
DVD-RW REWRITE SPEED: 6X
CACHE SIZE: 2 MB

Detailed Review:

I have had this drive installed for about 3 months now, and find it a reliable burning drive. I have backed up about 100 DVDs, and any errors that I encountered could not be blamed on the drive. Lightning fast back ups of audio CDs. I had a Sony DRU720 installed before this before this one. It had heavy use, and only lasted for about a year. It is too soon to tell how this one will hold up.