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Sony AD-7261S-0B 24x Internal DVDRWRAM SATA Black Lightscribe

by Sony
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)

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  • CD write speed: 48 x
  • CD rewrite speed: 32 x
  • DVD+R write speed: 24 x
  • DVD-R write speed: 24 x
  • DVD-R Double Layer write speed: 12 x
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Technical Details
Item Weight590 g
Product Dimensions17 x 14.7 x 4.3 cm
Item model numberAD-7261S-0B
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank 26,058 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight662 g
Date First Available21 Jun 2010
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Sony Optiarc AD-7261S-0B CD/DVD (re)writer

The AD-7261S burns DVD+R/-R discs at amazing 24x speed; delivering a full 4.7 GB DVD in 4 minutes and below! Double/Dual layer discs are written with 12x; and DVD-RAM burning; with an eye towards data backup; is also supported at 12x. Slot-in CD-Rs recorded by the AD-7261S and enjoy the refined CD sound quality.

This multi-format DVD burner also includes LightScribe Direct Disc Labeling; which uses the optical drives laser beam to burn images onto LightScribe compatible discs. The drive features a SATA interface for easy installation into todays desktop PC cases.

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23 of 25 people found the following review helpful
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Got two of these units as both my wife's and Son's desktop PC's DVD/CD drives were shot. The drives came as an OEM in a brown box, without a SATA cable or any screws - the latter is annoying if you don't have a screwless case, but fortunately as I was replacing drives I could re-use the old screws and cable which were in good condition. The drives fitted very easily, can work horizontally or vertically, and have a standard 150 MByte/s SATA-1 interface, with an internal cache of 2MB.

Its a modern SATA/Serial-ATA power-plug drive, so you may need a SATA power converter as well for the PSU's power cable. There wasn't an install guide or manual or Nero/LightScribe writing software supplied [although you can get the manuals, basic LightScribe software and the latest Windows firmware upggrade free on the internet, and Windows can do basic DVD/CD writing these days]. For disk burning I already had Nero Multimedia Suite 11 in any case, although its main rival, CyberLink Media Suite is also highly rated. Although this drives capable, I don't often use LightScribe [which laser burns cool silvery 'labels' onto the top of DVD/CDs], as the special LightScribe capable disks and burning software is quite expensive and slow.

This optical drive writes DVD-R & DVD+R's at a blistering 24x and DVD-+RW at 6-8x, with CDR at 48x and CDRW at 42x. Rewritable DVD-RAM writes at 12x, although it can't take a DVD-RAM in a caddy. So it's very fast, and because of that it can sound a bit like a helicopter whirring up, and it is noticeably louder than our CPU fan when idling [but this means it does transfer data noticably faster than our old DVD drive as well]. If you want basic burning software, screws and a cable go for a retail version. Otherwise this OEM version offers a fast, solidly made Sony Optiarc drive, and at under twenty pounds is great value [so 5*]. One year on, both DVD drives are working perfectly.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars durable drive 1 April 2011
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GOOD: quality feel,smooth and quiet draw action. BAD: ugly fascia. doesnt come with lightscribe software but is free to download. ### Overall a good buy for the money.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good drive 23 Jun 2012
By Martin
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Internal DVD drives are cheap at the minute. At the price this was the best, Sony have always made good drives (in my experience) and this is no exception Plug it is and it does its job well.

Seems quick enough and not silent but not a plane tasking off. Not a bad choice of drive for a new build or to replace an old one.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good product shame about delivery 31 Oct 2011
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Nice product in good condition, pity there are no leads or fixing included. Worse part was next day delivery advertised as 1pm Saturday actually arrived at 5.30 on Monday, suspect not Amazons fault as carrier collected it on time, it then seemed to remain in Birmingham, poor service from DPD
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good, fast drive (and cheap) 29 Jan 2011
By BlueMOG
Easy to install. Both data writing and LightScribe writing are very fast and steady. This is my second purchase of Sony drive; the first one has been working for more than 6 years.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars work well just abit noisy 7 July 2012
By Sid
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yeah easy to install doesn't come with screws since this was a new build i had sum with the case and used them it's fine just abit noisy when i booted from DVD for windows it was quite noisy thats all ran pretty fast tho
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars noisy :/ 3 July 2012
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It works but it rumbles enough to wake the dead. It is way the noisiest thing in my machine and it carries on for minutes after the drive is accessed (don't forget opening Windows Explorer is enough to access the drive - and you WILL know it).
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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Received well within the timescales promised.

I cannot fault the performance of the Sony AD-7261S-0B 24x Internal DVDWRAM SATA Writer.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Does what it says on the tin
It works well, feels very well made. It came relatively quickly in a brown OEM box, without any cabling, but that was fine as my motherboard came with some SATA cables. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Adam A
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice drive
What can i say it's a drive and it works fine thank you Sony nice job back too gaming for me
Published 5 months ago by J. Thomson
5.0 out of 5 stars DVD Drive
Bought this to complete my Custom Build, very good drive have had no problems with it.
Mostly used for ripping DVD and installing games. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Damon Delph
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Kit
Very good kit for the price, have used it so many times to burn Light-scribe discs.
Never had any problems with this drive.
Published 11 months ago by Ivor Moan
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent
does what it says, fits well, read dvd's and cd's burn dvd's and cd's. have not try light disc yet, but will later on. would buy again, if need a second drive
Published 14 months ago by kesines
5.0 out of 5 stars Good DVDRW
Seems well built, works great for what you expect it to do, great price. Not much more can be said, if you want a DVD-RW drive for a new computer, you've got the right one -- just... Read more
Published 14 months ago by Michael Fraser
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Machine
I purchased this machine as an alternative to the recorder already in the desk top, but it has probably become the main recorder/player
Published 14 months ago by A Rutherford
4.0 out of 5 stars warning
had this from july 2012 its now dec 2012 and it packed in so not very good at all people!!!
Published 16 months ago by raffa
4.0 out of 5 stars DVDRWRAM Drive
Quick delivery, a really good price for a bare bones drive from sony, well packaged and does what it says on the tin.
Published 17 months ago by Robert Parry
3.0 out of 5 stars Cheap but make annoying noise when read DVD
If you got no plans of using it very often (for example just to install windows) than this product is just for you because it's fairly cheap ,but if you want to burn DVD's, CD's... Read more
Published 17 months ago by edmundas jonutis
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