"YES, THIS PRODUCT IS NOT RELIABLE AT ALL. TOTALLY ABYSMAL"0.5 starson by ekisom
Pros: it works like an ordinary cd rom drive
Cons: highly unreliable, after only a years usage its almost useless now. only for reading cds and high quality dvds
Summary: this product is unreliable, it is "defective" from the very beginning it gave me problems and after only almost a years time of usage it is now usefull only as a cd dvd reader. it wont burn properly, it never successfully burned my high quality photoshop pictures that reached 100mb and up. it could only burn around 20 music formats without giving you any problems. IT IS VERY EXPENSIVE!!! i feel like i'v been fooled by this product and company! it was not what i expected of a comapany such as SONY. i am very very disappointed. IT IS VERY APPROPRIATE TO RATE THIS PRODUCT AS ABYSMALUpdated
after reading some of the reviews of cnet with high ratings and low ratings for this product. i have noticed that most of the high raters have patched or upgraded the software bundles specifically the firmware of this product, although i have already done this in the past, the most recent updates seem to have made the necessary fixes to the product. as such i have also recently upgraded my firmware to 2.1g at
after the upgrade, my sony DRU530A have significantly increased its writing speed and have produced a reliable copy of sample movies. i believe that this product now has a potential to have a rating of 6 or above.