Sony Optiarc has introduced a couple of internal and external DVD/CD burners to meet the demands of different customer groups that constantly seek optical drives for varied purposes. The internal drive dubbed-AD-7260S looks customary upfront while the external-DRX-S77U looks a very slim burner.
Talking about the internal option first, AD-7260S is capable of 24x max burn speed for both CDs and DVDs. The drive uses buffer under-run technology (commendable feature) and also offers LightScribe technology which is handy for disc labeling using compatible media.
The external option is the more attractive one as it chooses a slim form factor and the DRX-S77U can burn up to 8X DVD+/-R discs. Another feature is the ability to read DVD-RAM discs and write to DVD+RW discs. The external drive can be hooked up to the host PC via USB 2.0.
DRX-S77U from SonyOptiarc is available in a number of colors including black, white, pink, and gold and it is an ideal offering for Sony netbook users. Both these drives are readily available online and in retailer stores.