Pros excellent drive when it worked, did everything I asked of it.
Cons Like many other Sony products I have owned and/or read about as of late, quality is lacking. The drive failed on lead out on an important backup, coastered the disk (a cd-r), now will not recognize anything I put in. Sony support is horrible - 2 days no
Pros if it works in six months consider yourself very lucky!
Cons Been through 4... yes 4 DRU's in a little over a year. They all eventually failed to read or write DVD media. Unless you enjoy getting RMA's then look elsewhere for a DVD writer... seriously.
Cons Problems from get go lasted 4 months before it finally stoped working the warrantee was only 90 days now I have a very exspensive paper weight. Will never buy another SONY product again! This is not the first Sony Paper weight I have but it sure is the la
Pros ...electronic paperweight. The pros are there are many forums and articles dedicated to the DRU-530A. Another good point is they all say the same thing "Doesn't recognize DVD media. Support is pathetic. Tried firmware updates ( of which there are many )
Cons Too small and light to be an effective boat anchor.
Cons I thought this burner was a great deal in price but I instaled this burner and tried to run the instale disc that came with it with no luck. I then tried to see if it would read a dvd thru easy dvd creator with no luck. I then tried to get it to read a CD