|Review: Optiarc AD-7240S
Reviewed by: Liggy
Provided by: Sony Optiarc Europe GmbH
Manufactured: February 2009
Sony Optiarc was kind enough to send us the AD-7240S for review. In this review we will be seeing how this drive performs in our tests.
The Optiarc AD-7240S is the first drive to support 24x writing on DVD±R. Besides this it supports 8x/6x writing on DVD+RW/-RW, and 12x DVD±R-DL. The Optiarc AD-7240S also supports DVD-RAM reading and writing at 12x speed.
Optiarc started as a joint-venture with Sony and NEC but since December 2008, Optiarc is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony and the AD-7240S is the first half-height DVD burner that was released by Optiarc since then.
Now it’s time to take a look at the drive. It was shipped as a bulk version without further accessories.
The bezel of the Optiarc AD-7240S is nicely styled. We can also see a few logos, an emergency eject hole, a single green LED and an eject button.
On the bottom of the drive we found one label and we can see the drive was manufactured in China during February 2009.
On the rear of the drive we can see the SATA power and data connector.
The left and the right side of the drive are rather unspectacular.
Now let’s head on to the next page where we can take a look at the features of the drive….