Optiarc AD-7240S DVD burner review

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Optiarc AD-7240S DVD burner review

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Review: Optiarc AD-7240S
Reviewed by: Liggy
Provided by: Sony Optiarc Europe GmbH
Firmware: 1.01
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.

Company Information

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.

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Drive Specifications


Optiarc AD-7240S DVD burner review

The drive


Now it’s time to take a look at the drive. It was shipped as a bulk version without further accessories.

Optiarc AD-7240S DVD burner review
Drive front

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.

Optiarc AD-7240S DVD burner review

Drive top

Optiarc AD-7240S DVD burner review

Drive bottom

Optiarc AD-7240S DVD burner review

On the bottom of the drive we found one label and we can see the drive was manufactured in China during February 2009.

Optiarc AD-7240S DVD burner review

On the rear of the drive we can see the SATA power and data connector.

Optiarc AD-7240S DVD burner review

Optiarc AD-7240S DVD burner review

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….


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