Sony DRX-S70U Review


Conclusion  

Positive:

  • Excellent/very good CD-R/RW writing quality.
  • Excellent/very good DVD+R writing quality.
  • Supports 8x/6x DVD+RW/-RW writing speeds.
  • Supports DVD-RAM read/write at 5X.
  • Nicely designed drive; very small size
  •  Excellent build quality.
  • Good software bundle.
  • Low power consumption.
  • Portable.

Negative:

  • Slow compared to a modern standard sized drives
  • Lack of Bitsetting support.

Conclusion:

Sony DRX-S70U Review

Let us summarize the most important positive and negative points below:

The main positive points:

Following our tests we found that this drive is a very good Multi DVD burner. The Sony DRX-S70U is called “Multi DVD Burner” since it supports recording on all available media formats including CD-R/RW, DVD±R/±RW, DVD±R Double/Dual Layer, and DVD-RAM.  It is packed with a comprehensive software suite from Nero Burning ROM 7 which is worth the extra retail price.

The Sony DRX-S70U was able to burn all our tested CD-R media with very good to excellent quality.  Our tests on DVD+R media were also very good to excellent for the most part. 

The small size and design of the Sony DRX-S70U coupled with the quality of the build will make it a welcome compliment to your system as a portable drive.

The main negative points: 

There are very few negative things to say about the Sony DRX-S70U, the drive is slow at reading and writing compared to a modern 18x/20x DVD Re-Writer, but then again it is in line with most of the slim line drives available at this time.


To sum up, this is what we would say:

“Sony DRX-S70U is overall a fine and very good performing Slim-Line Multi DVD Burner.” We therefore present the Sony DRX-S70U with the CDFreaks’ Safe Buy Award.

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We found the Sony DRX-S70U available at newegg.com (retail) for $96.99 USD.

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Thanks to:

 

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Maxell USA – For providing the media used in this review.

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Memorex USA – For providing the media used in this review.

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Optodisc USA – For providing the media used in this review.

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Rima.com USA – For providing Taiyo Yuden media used in this review.

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Advanced Media/Ritek-USA – For providing the media used in this review.

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Verbatim USA – For providing the media used in this review.

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ExtremeMhz   – For providing the Maxell 12x DVD-RAM media used in this review