My old DVD-R started dying last month, although it was able to burn DVDs, it couldn’t read any of them! Needless to say that the DVDs were playing fine on other devices.
Therefore this week I ordered online a new DVD-R, Sony DRU-190S.
This is my first optical device which has a SATA interface. It’s quite cool to get rid of the old IDE cables.
The max write speed for DVD+R, DVD-R disks is 20x. I didn’t go for a 22x drive, as I never burn on the maximum speed.
You can find the complete specs here.
I have installed it and it is working perfectly fine, burnt about 5-10 DVDs so far without any problems.
Here is some unboxing photos: