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Sony Internal Blu-ray™ Disc Rewritable Drive BWU-100A Internal optical disc drive

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With these drives you can read and record DVDs and/or CDs in all kinds of formats. Please note the difference between DVD+R and DVD-R when buying a DVD burner, often drives can write only to one of those two media types, sometimes to both. When you buy a drive that only supports one type, you will always have to be careful to choose the right writable DVD discs in the shop. Newer DVD drives also support writing to Dual Layer DVDs. This kind of discs have a storage capacity of 8.5 GB instead of the usual 4.7 GB. DVD (re)writers generally can read and write CDs also, but only some CD (re)writers can read DVDs.
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Long product name Sony Internal Blu-ray™ Disc Rewritable Drive BWU-100A Internal optical disc drive :
The short editorial description of Sony Internal Blu-ray™ Disc Rewritable Drive BWU-100A Internal optical disc drive

Internal Blu-ray™ Disc Rewritable Drive BWU-100A
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Sony Internal Blu-ray™ Disc Rewritable Drive BWU-100A Internal optical disc drive:
The official marketing text of Sony Internal Blu-ray™ Disc Rewritable Drive BWU-100A Internal optical disc drive as supplied by the manufacturer
Let one drive manage all of your burning needs. Sony's BWU-100A Blu-ray Disc drive lets you burn CDs, DVDs and up to 4 hours of HD video or up to 50GB of data per disc.

Sony’s first generation Blu-ray Disc drive for the computer offers the best of all worlds by recording virtually all BD/DVD/CD disc formats in one internal package. The BWU-100A drive supports recording both 50GB and 25GB BD-R (write once) and BD-RE (rewritable) discs, as well as 4.7 GB DVD+R/+RW/RAM, 8.5GB DVD+R Double/Dual Layer, and CD-R/-RW discs. Because you can store up to 4 hours of 1080 HD video on a single dual layer 50G BD disc, the BWU-100A is the perfect solution for keeping High Definition video shot on your HDV camcorder in native HD. Boasting up to 50GB of online, random access storage, BD discs are ideal for computer backup and data storage applications. Since the BWU-100A can record DVDs and CDs, all your burning projects can be handled by a single drive. Comprehensive Cyberlink® software suite is included to author BD and DVD discs as well as general disc burning for BD/DVD/CDs. Works with Windows® XP and Windows 2000 PCs.

- Record up to 50GB data or 4 hours of 1080 HD video to a single BD disc

- Keeps HD video in native 1080 format

- Multi-format Drive Burns BD, DVD, and CD discs

- Store up to 50GB on a single BD-R/-RE disc

- Ideal companion for a HDV camcorders

- Easy to install internal PC drive

- Works with Windows® 2000/XP

- Back Up Your Computer, Make Music Discs, and More
Short summary description Sony Internal Blu-ray™ Disc Rewritable Drive BWU-100A Internal optical disc drive:
This short summary of the Sony Internal Blu-ray™ Disc Rewritable Drive BWU-100A Internal optical disc drive data-sheet is auto-generated and uses the product title and the first six key specs.
Sony Internal Blu-ray™ Disc Rewritable Drive BWU-100A, IDE/ATA, 8 MB, 16x, 24x, 24x, 16x
Long summary description Sony Internal Blu-ray™ Disc Rewritable Drive BWU-100A Internal optical disc drive :

Sony Internal Blu-ray™ Disc Rewritable Drive BWU-100A. Interface: IDE/ATA, Drive device, buffer size: 8 MB. CD write speed: 16x, CD rewrite speed: 24x, CD-R write speed: 24x. CD read speed: 32x, CD-ROM read speed: 32x, BD-ROM read speed: 2x. DVD drive average random access time: 170 ms, CD-ROM drive average random access time: 160 ms, BD-ROM average random access time: 210 ms. Weight: 980 g

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Design
Internal *
The product is built in.
Yes
Performance
Interface *
Interface ports to connect pieces of equipment. USB (Universal Serial Bus) has become the most popular wired interface to connect peripherals. USB 2.0 supports speeds up to 480 Mbit/s (USB 1: 12 Mbit/s). The interface FireWire is also known as the IEEE 1394 standard. Enhanced IDE (EIDE)is sometimes referred to as Fast ATA, Fast IDE or ATA-2.
IDE/ATA
Drive device, buffer size
A reserved segment of memory within a drive device that is used to hold the data being processed.
8 MB
Writing speed
CD write speed *
16x
CD rewrite speed
24x
CD-R write speed
24x
CD-RW write speed
16x
BD-R write speed
2x
BD-RE write speed
2x
DVD+R write speed
8x
DVD-R write speed
8x
DVD-R Double Layer write speed
4x
DVD+R Double Layer write speed
4x
DVD+RW write speed
8x
DVD-RW write speed
6x
DVD-RAM write speed
5x
Reading speed
CD read speed *
32x
CD-ROM read speed
32x
BD-ROM read speed
2x
DVD-ROM read speed
8x
Access time
DVD drive average random access time
170 ms
CD-ROM drive average random access time
160 ms
BD-ROM average random access time
210 ms
Weight & dimensions
Weight
Weight of the product without packaging (net weight). If possible, the net weight is given including standard accessories and supplies. Please note that sometimes the manufacturer leaves out the weight of accessories and/or supplies.
980 g
Other features
Dimensions (WxDxH)
Dimensions of the product (Width x Depth x Height).
146 x 198 x 41.3 mm
Minimum RAM
The lowest RAM (memory) required to run a computer program or operating system.
256 MB
Minimum hard disk space
The minimum hard disk space required to store or run a computer program or operating system.
5 GB
BD-ROM transfer rate (sustained mode)
9 MB/s
Number of optical discs
1 discs
Source Testseek summary Average rating
Reviews
Updated:
2011-10-04
Testseek has collected 15 expert reviews for Sony Internal Blu-ray™ Disc Rewritable Drive BWU-100A and the average expert rating is 69 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.
69%
Source Review comments Score
pcauthority.com.au
Updated:
2011-11-06
The first Blu-ray drive to actually BE available in Australia. The massive price should fall quickly.
83%
atomicmpc.com.au
Updated:
2011-11-06
The BWU-100A is Sony’s first foray into Blu-ray EIDE devices. This is not the first Blu-ray unit for PCs however. That title belongs to Pioneer’s BDR-101A. The distinction between the units is that Sony’s entry supports BD-R, BD-RE, DVD...
Good of the BWU100A...
Bad of the BWU100APoor media support/MID table for DVD media.EIDE interface – give it up already, let it go.Inability to match correct write strategies for common DVD MIDs.Some write quality issues with BDR/BDRE media prevent optimal extraction speeds...
70%
pcauthority.com.au
Updated:
2011-11-06
It may be early days for the technology, but its still interesting to look at Sonys Blu-Ray drive under the microscope.
70%
pcpro.co.uk
Updated:
2011-10-04
Blu-ray takes another tentative step towards the mass market, but is now the time to buy? Image 3 Weve already seen Blu-ray drives pre-installed in two Sony systems - the VAIO VGC-RC204 desktop and the VAIO VGN-AR11S notebook - but now the technology...
67%
pcauthority.com.au
Updated:
2011-11-06
Blu-ray takes another tentative step towards the mass market, but is now the time to buy?...
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