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Sony 16x Dual Layer DVD rewriter just £19.42 delivered

MikeT Avatar
[mod] 9y, 10m agoFound 9 years, 10 months ago
The Sony AWG170A offers the industry's fastest level writing capability, supporting 18x DVD±R overspeed writing on 16x single layer media. The Sony drives now also offer 12x DVD-RAM write/read speed, an increase of over 50%.

The AWG170A supports all DVD+R/RW and DVD-R/RW media including the latest double and dual layer DVD Recordable discs as well as DVD RAM. The Sony AWG170A delivers swift performance with over 400 tested and supported media types, including 8x recording of both DVD+R DL and DVD-R DL double/dual layer discs. Rewriteable DVDs are recorded at 8x (DVD+RW) or 6x (DVD-RW) speed but can be read at up to 13x. The drive also supports CD-R writing/reading of 48x CD Speed. The AWG170A is an Ultra DMA66 Mode 4 ATAPI device.

Other key features include an Active Disc Position Adjustment - a function that compensates for an unbalanced disc and the Static Damper System used to minimize shock and vibration during the read/write operation. The AWG170A has a self-cooling design that does not require a mechanical fan and is one of the shortest drives on the market, which further improves the airflow within the PC.
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[mod]#1
Dont forget your Quidco cashback at 4% too
#2
can the booktype be changed on this drive?
#3
A good buy at this price..thanks Mike..I take it includes delivery?
[mod]#4
Yep thats the price inc delivery currychops ;-)
#5
thanks for the confirmation Mike...a bargain.
#7


:?
Now you've confused me, which is the best buy?
#8
I'd go for the Sony or Liteon..even if blank media allows you to record at 18x you'll hardly notice the extra speed.

From my understanding liteon make the Sony drives.
#9
Any suggestions as to the cheapest place to get a SATA DVDRW rather than IDE?

I bought the recent bargain Del E521 without a DVDRW and it's SATA only , no IDE interface :x so I can't use my current DVDRW drive.

Cheers
Mike
#10
http://www.microdirect.co.uk/Productinfo.aspx?ProductID=16271

but there is postage to add..3% quidco cashback
#11
great, i brought one for £59.99 the other day:-( oh well
#12
Spotted that one. The SATA ones tend to all be £25+ delivered. I've been tempted to get an external s/h one on ebay.

Is SATA better than IDE?
#13
This is the 18x speed model :)

When you follow the link, you can see that the model name for this drive is actually AWG170AB2 - according to eBuyer, the Sony drive with that model name IS the 18x speed one:

http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/store/CD/DVD-Drives

And, in fact, herby247, that deal on Play.com is for the very same AWG170AB2 as well (the B2 just means it's the black one - you can get the AWG170ASV - silver - and the AWG170A10- beige) - no wonder psybear's confused! ;-)

BBB
#14
mikees


Is SATA better than IDE?


In theory yes, but in practice I don't think most users will notice.
#15
How easy is this to install? Already have a cdrw/dvd rom. I understand there are no cables, screws etc with this, what does it connect into?
#16
mikees
Any suggestions as to the cheapest place to get a SATA DVDRW rather than IDE?

I bought the recent bargain Del E521 without a DVDRW and it's SATA only , no IDE interface :x so I can't use my current DVDRW drive.

Cheers
Mike

http://www.lambda-tek.com/componentshop/index.pl?origin=gbase3&prodID=B68285
1 Like #17
whiskymincher
How easy is this to install? Already have a cdrw/dvd rom. I understand there are no cables, screws etc with this, what does it connect into?


It will depend on your current setup.

Generally speaking, your PC will have two cables (ide channels): Primary and Secondary and each cable has two connections: master and slave.

You likely have one hard drive as master on the primary cable and the cd drive is master on the secondary cable.

You can thus add the dvd drive to either of the cables - it will connect easily. There will also be a power supply cable that you need to connect to.


If you tell us the make / model of your PC someone will give advice as to how / if you can add this one to it.

Hope that makes some sort of sense :)
#18
PC is a HP Compaq pavillion. Not sure of exact model number
#19
I will agree that this is the 18x speed version. If you will read the comments on this drive on lowestonweb one user states that this is the 18x drive. I ordered one a few hours ago.
#20
I have this drive, I think I paid about £23 for it plus delivery.

It's bloody amazing as far as DVD drives go - it blows my DVD Writer away in my notebook (which is also a Sony).

Highly recommended!
#21
whiskymincher
PC is a HP Compaq pavillion. Not sure of exact model number


OK - they can be somewhat complex; you could simply replace the current drive with this and it should be ok.

But if you give details of the machine, more info will be possible.

It's best to have two drives: one for playing CDs/DVDs and one for recording.
#22
Definitely going to have to stop coming here.

Just cos it was a fantastic bargain for a superior bit of equipment isn't good enough reason to have to get one of these.

I have a Dell e520 and the DVD writer that came with it does the job, bit plasticky and a bit slow to recognise media, let alone write but it does the job, OK?

Now having read all about this I have had to check it out on LOW's site, got engrossed, looked at mine and ordered one. THEN, further investigations on site showed me some Altec speakers, 2.1. Then I looked at my Dell issue speakers and - well - £13.00 ain't a lot, is it.

So now it cost me £33.00 just to pay a visit to this site, so thank you, you miserable lot!
[mod]#23
Let me know rizla01 what you dont want to buy next and I will see if I can post it for you ;-)
#24
Well!!

I definitely don't want to see sleazy, sexy, scantilly dressed young ladies posted on here.

Or for that matter anything that is half the price (or less) than it should be.

Anything else is fair game, I guess.:)
#25
Dio, exact model is as follows - HP Compaq dx6100 MT. Hope this helps.
#26
whiskymincher
Dio, exact model is as follows - HP Compaq dx6100 MT. Hope this helps.


There are lots of the DX6100 microtowers about with different specs but you should be able to add this drive to your machine; certainly as a replacement for the drive that is there and possibly as an additional drive.

Hope that helps :)
#27
rizla01
Definitely going to have to stop coming here.

Just cos it was a fantastic bargain for a superior bit of equipment isn't good enough reason to have to get one of these.

I have a Dell e520 and the DVD writer that came with it does the job, bit plasticky and a bit slow to recognise media, let alone write but it does the job, OK?

Now having read all about this I have had to check it out on LOW's site, got engrossed, looked at mine and ordered one. THEN, further investigations on site showed me some Altec speakers, 2.1. Then I looked at my Dell issue speakers and - well - £13.00 ain't a lot, is it.

So now it cost me £33.00 just to pay a visit to this site, so thank you, you miserable lot!


Your Dell e520 has SATA only drives and a SATA only board, ie there are no IDE connections on it. you wont be able to use the drive in the original post...
#29
Hi Dio.

found this if it makes it clearer.


To install an internal EIDE CD or DVD recorder, follow these steps:

1. Turn off your computer, unplug it, and remove the side of its case and the front panel.

2. Slide the CD drive into the front of your computer.
You need a vacant drive bay, which is an opening where your disk drives normally live. The drive should slide in through the front.

3. Connect the cables.
• Connect the cable between the new drive and the motherboard - it should fit only one way.
• Remember, a CD or DVD drive can coexist with a hard drive (both are EIDE devices), so another connector on the same cable may already be connected to a hard drive.
• Rummage around the tentacles of wires leading from your power supply until you find a spare power connector and plug it into your new drive.
• Connect the thin audio cable from the drive to the tiny CD Input pins marked on your system's sound card.
• Nothing marked CD Input? Try Line Input pins, or a different type of Input pins.

4. Screw the drive in place.
Most drives screw in from the sides, just like a hard drive.

5. Replace your computer's cover, plug the computer in, and turn it on.
When Windows boots up, it should recognize the new drive and automatically install it for you.
#30
pgilc1
Your Dell e520 has SATA only drives and a SATA only board, ie there are no IDE connections on it. you wont be able to use the drive in the original post...


Ah. Thanks for that pgilc1

Anyone want to buy a new unused & boxed one of these for £25.00?

Lets hope I can cancel the order. Better zip over to their website to see if I can cancel (or at least change the colur so that it can go into spare machine).

Or Fleabay?:)

Or is it worth getting a cable adapter at this price?

Just drooling over these specs on it too.

Might be of use to someone else!:(

Sony SILVER Finish AW-G170ASV Dual Layer 18x DVD+/-RW 12X DVD RAM Writer Burner OEM

Product Information

The new Sony AW-G170A DVDRW drive is designed to meet today’s data storage demands. It provides the industry's fastest level of Read/Write speed whilst supporting all key DVD/CD format (DVD+/-R, DVD+/-R DL, DVD+/-RW, DVD-RAM, DVD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW and CD-ROM), making it ideal for a variety of applications such as data back-up, data archiving, digital image storing, video content archiving and sharing this content with both IT and CE products.

The drive includes several unique design features, such as Write Pause Calibration System, Marginal Media Error Recovery/Retry Algorithm, Unique Air-flow Design and Anti- Vibration Design enabling it to achieve the highest level of writing quality, as well as reliability for critical applications and environments.

More than 400 recordable media will be supported allowing users to use many different media types including low cost media.

• Industry’s fastest DVD Read/Write speed with 18X DVD+/-R and 12X DVD-RAM
- Save, read and search for Data, Image & Video content faster

• Active Laser Power Adjustment by Write Pause Calibration system
- High quality writing controlling laser power to an optimal level

• Supports all DVD/CD formats including DVD-RAM
- Use for multiple applications and data formats

• More than 400 supported media
- Wider range of media choice than ever before

• Marginal media error recovery / retry algorithm preserving write quality
- Minimises writing errors on disc

• Unique Air-flow design
- Prolongs the life of the drive by keeping it cool

Product Specifications
Manufacturer - Sony
Type - Internal
Load Type - Tray
CD Read - 48 x
CD Write - 48 x
CD Rewrite - 32 x
DVD Read - 16 x
DVD+R DL - 8 x
DVD+R - 18 x
DVD+RW - 8 x
DVD-R9 DL - 8 x
DVD-R - 18 x
DVD-RW - 6 x
Buffer - 2 MB
Burn Proof - Yes
Average Access Time - CDROM - 140ms
DVDROM 160 ms
Retail / OEM - OEM
Chassis Colour - Black
#31
rizla01
Ah. Thanks for that pgilc1

Anyone want to buy a new unused & boxed one of these for £25.00?

Lets hope I can cancel the order. Better zip over to their website to see if I can cancel (or at least change the colur so that it can go into spare machine).

Or Fleabay?:)

Or is it worth getting a cable adapter at this price?


Sorry to be the bearer of bad news on that!

we have a cable adapter ordered off fleabay - its due monday or tuesday. will let you know if it works...
#32
Whats the best sort of DVD writer to go for for burning DVDs and the best media to use?
I recently tried burning a few videos I had on my PC to DVD and I managed to do my first 3 or so and then about the last 4 have all F**ked up.

Prob not the best place to ask, so if anyone knows any decent forums where you can ask.... Many thanks.
#33
timwishart
Whats the best sort of DVD writer to go for for burning DVDs and the best media to use?
I recently tried burning a few videos I had on my PC to DVD and I managed to do my first 3 or so and then about the last 4 have all F**ked up.

Prob not the best place to ask, so if anyone knows any decent forums where you can ask.... Many thanks.


Try www.afterdawn.com for advice on all things copying.

however i use the Pioneer 111, along with DVDShrink, Nero and datawrite platinums and have had no problems.
#34
just ordered mine it looks like a good deal
#35
Hi

The free shipping only applies to Mainland UK so as I live in N.Ireland they wanted another £22 shipping on top.

Will just have to keep a look out for a better delivery price.

Ta:roll:
#37
Just got a sony dvd 18X writer from pcworld for £25 quid - not bad for a non-online price. If you are looking for one, they are in the componnet section in a plain brown box (not with the nice pretty boxed ones in the dvd drive aisle.)

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