Category: Storage & Hard Drives
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: Unknown
Operating System: Windows 2K/XP/Vista
Latest Version / Release Date: Unknown / 01 Mar 2000
The SONY DVD RW DRU-840A is a Microsoft compliant storage device that works multiple DVD and CD-ROM disc formats. It can also perform the reading and writing operation on x86 and x64 computer systems. SONY DVD RW DRU-840A can deliver a maximum storage capacity of 8.5 GB on double layer DVD+R drives. This storage device is also relatively fast and can write a 4.75 GB in 4 minutes at fast speeds of up to 20x. It uses the ATAPI/EIDE interface to connect with the computer but uses the motorized tray mechanism to load removable disc media to be read or written on. The drive can be mounted on the computer horizontally or vertically and support media such as DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW and CD-R/RW. It can also do multiple read write sessions on CD/DVD-RW disc media. This device works on systems with minimum memory of 256 Mb, 800 MHz processor plus 10 GB hard disc space.
Unless you update your drivers regularly you may face hardware performance issues.
To check your drivers you should manually verify every device on your system for driver updates
SONY DVD RW DRU-840A is a storage device that has sustained transfer rate of 21 Mbps with transfer bursts of 33.3 Mbps and average access time of 130 milliseconds. It supports disc capacity of 8.5GB/4.7GB and weighs 2 pounds with a dimension of 5.75 inches by 1.63 inches by 7 inches. It also reads and writes on optical drives at different rates on CD it can read at speeds of 48x and write at 4x to 40x, while it can read and write on DVD at rates of 16x and 4x to 20x respectively. But it requires temperatures of 5 to 55 degrees with relative humidity of 8 to 90 percent to function well. SONY DVD RW DRU-840A has IDE connection interface and consumes less than 10 watts of power to achieve average access time of 110 to 130 ms with sustained transfer rates of 21 Mb/s. It also has 8 Mb memory buffer that enables it achieve burst transfer rates of 33.3 MB/s when using UDMA3 mode 2. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and SONY DVD RW DRU-840A errors before installing any driver updates.