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Sony AD-7240S-0B 24x Internal DVDRWRAM SATA Black Bare

by Sony
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)

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  • Internal 12/8cm CD and DVD drive
  • S-ATA interface
  • Tray load mechanism supporting horizontal and vertical use
  • Dust protected enclosure
  • Emergency eject
  • Tray load mechanism supporting horizontal and vertical use
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Technical Details
Item Weight640 g
Product Dimensions17 x 14.6 x 4.1 cm
Item model numberAD-7240S-0B
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank 59,096 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight662 g
Date First Available29 Jan 2009
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Manufacturer's Description

Optiarc 24X DVD Multi Writer. Optiarc's flagship product is the worlds' fastest DVD writer with a serial ATA interface. It burns DVDs in +/-R format at up to 24x speed and CDs at up to 48x speed. DVD-RAM, DVD+R and and DVD-R dual layer media the Sony Optiarc AD-7240S writes at up to 12x speed. DVD+RW discs are written with up to 8x speed and DVD-RWs at up to 6x speed. The AD-7240S achieves up to 16x reading speed with DVDs and 48x reading speed with CDs.

Product Description

Professional Devices with High Reliability Top-of-the Line Performance - Max. 24x DVD±R Write Speed - Max. 12x DVD-RAM Write Speed - Multi-Format support: Compatible with DVD±R, DVD±R DL, DVD±RW and DVD-RAM The Best Customer Experience

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33 of 34 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sony Optiarc 7240S 1.02 Firmware - 5/5 30 Aug 2009
By Kokain
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My last DVD writer Pioneer DVR-111L with custom firmware finally gave up on me and started producing high number of PIF and PIE errors on different media. After carefully searching on CDFreaks for suitable replacement, it was brought to my attention one of the latest drives from Optiarc/NEC. Sony Optiarc AD-7240s received a lot of praise from reviewers and members who tested it's capability and I'm glad to say I'm one of them.

The drive doesn't come with any extras what so ever when you purchase from Amazon. Therefore if you are on a older computer make sure you have SATA 15pin power and SATA data cable prior to the installation. The process was easy, Windows XP recognized the drive immediately, and I decided to update to the latest firmware 1.02. My first impression was the reading times are extremely good. I watched Rambo trilogy and when moving the seek bar, the video never freezes for a millisecond. It's like watching AVI's from a hard disk. A test with a scratched audio CD and Express Rip passed all my ticks for a good ripper after none of the mp3's had any jumps or odd behavior. Now the best part is the burning process. Yes it's fast. I don't normally burn at highest speed. I try to associate each media with the burner and the lowest PIF/PIE, C1/C2 errors it will give me. I've only tested CD-R, DVD-+R, since I don't have any Dual layer discs nor I ever use DVD-RAM.

The results I'm getting a very good. One 700MB CD burned at x40 returned no C2 errors and low number of C1. Verbatim DVD-R x16 MCC-03RG20 is what I normally get at my local store as average media, which returned superb results compared to my Pioneer, much lower PIE and PIF was just where I would have liked to see it. The burning speeds were x4 x8 x12 x16 x20. Check the links if you want to see the graphs.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It works 3 Jan 2010
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I bought this because the DVD writer on my Dell PC won't play some music DVD's that I burnt on an old PC. This played them all fine. Installation is not problem at all on Vista. All you need extra is a SATA lead and 2 small screws to hold it in place. Seems quiet enough and does what it's meant to do.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sony AD-7240S-0B 5 Feb 2010
Was a bit worried about the "bare" bit. Just the recorder in the box! Getting the side off the computer (Dell with Vista) took longest, then unplugged the original, plugged in the Sony, it whirred and whizzed and was ready for use. In the words of Alexander the Meerkat-Seeemples. It plays and copies well too. Geordie is 100% right.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good and Cheap 31 Jan 2010
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Bought this item to replace my two aging IDE disk drives, very simple to install and easy to use. Disk draw is a bit on the violent side when opening. This is a good sturdy and cheaply priced disk drive. I would consider this item again for a low end range computer.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sony AD-7240-S 25 Jan 2010
By laroc
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This DVDRW does what it says on the tin. Good value for money, highly recommended.
However the spec states "Optiarc's flagship product is the worlds' fastest DVD writer with a serial ATA interface"
I found it took 17 mins to burn a video onto a 4.7GB DVDRW, no faster than my previous Lite-On DVDRW.
Ignore this claim and you will be well pleased with your purchase.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fast Drive. 11 Jan 2010
The product arrived well packaged and before the delivery date. It was just as described and works perfectly; I am very pleased with this purchase. I would recommend this product and company to anyone.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ELJON VIDEO 4 May 2010
An excellent re-writer in every way. This is an addition to one I bought previously because I was so pleased & should I ever need another I won`t hesitate to buy a 3rd.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fast, reliable SATA DVD drive 3 May 2010
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NOTE: This is an OEM version of the drive so comes without a manual or SATA lead or DVD-playing software - for any of that stuff you need to get the RETAIL version, which is obviously more expensive. But this OEM drive is fine if you just want to replace an existing DVD drive, as you'll already have DVD-playing software and leads.

However, if you are replacing an older IDE (also called P-ATA)DVD or CD-drive , then be aware you will need TWO additional cables - 1)a SATA data cable connecting this drive to the SATA-socket on your motherboard, 2)AND a SATA power cable - which will convert the older 4-pin molex IDE power-supply cable from your old power supply into a SATA power connector. Both these are available from amazon as well for a few pounds, so you need to factor in their cost to the total price.

It is easy to install - just pull out the DVD-tray if you have one, unscrew the old DVD-drive, unconnect the power and IDE/or SATA data cable to the motherboard, pull out the old drive, slide in this new SATA baby, rescrew the 4 screws again, reconnect the SATA data cable to the motherboard, fit the SATA 4-pin-adapter end of your SATA power cable to your old 4-pin IDE power cable if you need to, fit the SATA power cable to the drive, close the case and switch on and Hey Presto! - the new Sony SATA drive should be automatically recognised.

Its very fast, with a tray that quickly snaps out and whips back in when you press the tray eject button, and works well without any problems with Sony reliability. Looks a cool matt black, too.

A good deal for the price. Just make sure you have/or get both SATA cables when ordering this
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5.0 out of 5 stars sony-yes
What can you say wrong about any sony product.Worked out of the box,and never had any problems.[just like all sony products I have purchased].
Published 3 months ago by the oldest swinger in town
5.0 out of 5 stars Great dvd writer after software update
There was a serious problem with this dvd writer on the start. It wasn't properly managing buffor. But Sony did update, and
after I did flash internal memory (I know, always a... Read more
Published on 19 Jun 2011 by Peter
4.0 out of 5 stars good, a bit loud
Using for couple of months, maybe a bit louder than previous one, but apart from that no problems.
Published on 8 Nov 2010 by A. Pegza
5.0 out of 5 stars Fully functional and prompt
The DVD drive arrived very promptly a month ago and was installed in a few minutes. It has performed flawlessly since then.
Published on 17 May 2010 by AWM
2.0 out of 5 stars worst dvd-recorder i ever had..
sony didnt even bothered to put their logo in front of the player, and now i know why.

the device is build very cheaply and you will notice it when it is at work. Read more
Published on 27 April 2010 by causaprima
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic
This range of DVDRW's are reputed to be some of the very best available in the world at present. Well. Read more
Published on 22 April 2010 by A. Stevens
5.0 out of 5 stars Works fine, no problems to report
I have this setup with Win7 on a Sata connection. Works fine and seems very fast (although it just could be my whole setup which is fast). Read more
Published on 5 April 2010 by D. Ferros
5.0 out of 5 stars Sony DVD Sata drive
Seems to be an excellent piece of kit. Plug it in and away it goes, no problem at all. It now plays all those DVDs that were throwing up problems with the old drive. Read more
Published on 11 Mar 2010 by Mr. Michael Marsh
4.0 out of 5 stars does exactly as you would expect
This unit was recognized by windows as soon as it was installed and does its job as it should do.
Published on 11 Feb 2010 by H. V. Bretman
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