Sony, recognizing that not everyone is ready for Blu-ray or HD-DVD, announced three new CD/DVD burners today. The 840 series of multiformat drives includes two external models--one a slim drive designed for portability--and an internal model.
The DRU-840A (internal) and DRX-840U (external) offer the same burn speeds:
20X DVD+/-R 12X DVD+/-R DL 12X DVD+RW 6X DVD-RW 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW
The DRU-840A is an ATAPI (EIDE) drive, while the DRX-840U is connected via USB 2.0 (or USB 1.1, with slower write speeds). Both drives come with Nero 7 Express for disc authoring and mastering. … Read more