Review: Sony DRX-S70U-W
Sony Optiarc Europe were kind enough to send us their latest
slim line DVD writer for review, the DRX-S70U-W. The Sony DRX-S70U-W supports
8x DVD±R, 8x/6x DVD+RW/DVD-RW, 5x DVD-RAM and 6x DVD+R DL and 6x DVD-R DL writing
technology, allowing Double/Dual Layer discs of 8.5Gb to be written.
In this review will check out the performance of the Sony
Optiarc started as a joint-venture with
Sony and NEC but since December 2008, Optiarc is a wholly owned subsidiary of
Sony. If you would like to find out more about Sony Optiarc, please visit the
Sony Optiarc website.
Let’s now take a look at the packaging that the drive is
The drive that Sony Optiarc sent was the retail version, and
we can see the package and contents below.
Box left and right
What’s inside the box
Now it’s time to take a look at the drive itself and what
the drive came shipped with.
Our package was the retail version.
The package contained the Sony DRX-S70U-W, Power supply,
Euro and UK power cable, USB cable, software disc, and instruction manual.
Now let’s take a look at the
The front of the Sony DRX-S70U-W is sparse but stylish. We
can see an eject button, emergency eject hole, and a amber read/write LED.
We can see a power connector and USB connector. Note that
the unit can only operate with the power connector. The drive can’t be powered
by USB alone.
On the bottom of the drive we found one label and we can see
that the drive was manufactured in China during August 2009.
Now let’s head on to the next page where we can take a
look at the features of the drive….