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Thread: Sony DRU-530A and DRX-530UL DVD recorders

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    Jul 2002


    Sony DRU-530A and DRX-530UL
    To meet the New Year with new DVD±R/RW recorders

    Sony announced two DVD±R/RW drives with 8x DVD+R recording support. As usual, the company introduced the external DRX-530UL and internal DRU-530A models. The former, supports USB2.0/IEEE1394. As for the sales dates, the model USB/FireWire will arrive to market in this December with MSRP of $350, while the ATAPI will be selling from January 2004 with MSRP of $270. Both models will work under Windows 2000/XP.

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    Besides, both will have 2Mb buffers and will support the following recording speeds: 8x DVD+R, 4x DVD-R/DVD+RW, 2x DVD-RW, 40x CD-R, 24x CD-RW. The bundle will include Sonic RecordNow, Sonic DLA, Sonic MyDVD, CyberLink PowerDVD, MUSICMATCH Jukebox.

    DRU-530A will be sized 14.6x4.1x18.2 cm, DRX-530UL – 16.4x5.3x24.6.


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    Sony DRU-530A reviewed by ExtremeTech

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    Dec 2004

    Unhappy Re: Sony DRU-530A and DRX-530UL DVD recorders

    I have a RX850 & a FXA53 and recently bought DRX-530UL for obvious reasons. My problem is that the DRX fails to initialize when any type of disk is inserted!! On my RX850 it is immediatly recognized, I click on eject, the door opens, insert a disk, close the door & I get a message to insert a blank disk. The unit will not take the firmware upgrade for a 510a?!?!? When I try the online diagnostic, I get nowhere because it asks for a blank disk which it does not recognize. Sony support is no help. They have replaced the unit 3 times but no luck. The same happens when I connect with my FXA53. iLink & USB connection isn't the issue because I get the same results. I've even tried a few Dell's at work, same results . Sony support mentioned a problem with service pack 2, but that does not apply to the RX850 & the Dell's at work.


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    Apr 2004

    Default Re: Sony DRU-530A and DRX-530UL DVD recorders

    Is the burner setup as the master of the IDE channel its on?

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