Sony AW-G170A DVD Burner Preview


 

 

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Preview: Sony AW-G170A
Reviewed by:
Dee-27
Provided by:
CDFreaks
Firmware: 1.71
Manufactured: August 2006

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We at CDFreaks would like to present a preview of one of the latest DVD-ReWriters from Sony NEC Optiarc inc. \’? the Sony AW-G170A. The Sony AW-G170A supports 18x DVD±R, 8x/6x DVD+RW/DVD-RW, 12x DVD-RAM and 8x DVD+R DL/DVD-R DL writing technology, allowing Double/Dual Layer discs of 8.5Gb to be written.

Drive specifications:


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What\’s inside the box?


Since the drive is a bulk drive, there is neither a retail box nor any software, cables or fixing screws.

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Now it\’s time to take a look at the drive itself.

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The bezel of the Sony AW-G170A is plain but not an unattractive style. The front sports a single (green) LED for read/write, an emergency eject hole and the eject/close button. The logos located on the bezel include: a DVD Alliance DVD+R DL logo, a DVD-R DL multi recorder logo, and a CD-RW Ultra Speed logo.

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Top

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On the top of the drive we found one label, and we can see the drive was manufactured in Malaysia, during August 2006.

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Bottom

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On the back of the drive there various connectors, they are from the left: Digital Audio connector; analogue audio connector; pins and jumper to set the drive to cable select, slave or master; IDE connector, power connector.

Now, let us install the drive and check out the features on the next page…


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