The company offers a wide range of Blu-ray products, including a series of drives for the the portable and desktop computer markets. When it comes to consumer electronics, there are few names as well known as Sony. While there isn’t an RPC-1 firmware available for the drive, there is a utility available that can make the drive region free. For this test I made a copy of a pressed test CD. However, because it scans with an ECC sum of 8, a higher number of PIF errors is acceptable, as long as they do not exceed If you have autorun enabled on your computer, the menu shown below will appear when you insert the disc. For more than 50 years, this Japanese company has lead the way, producing innovative products for the audio, video and computer markets.

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We have a computer that is used only for testing hardware. After selecting your preferred language and entering your customer information, you’ll be presented with a number of bwu-500e options. Otherwise, you can start the setup process by clicking the “Install Now” button.

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So what are “good” results supposed to look like? The documentation that comes with the BWUS is a bit different than what we’re used to seeing from Sony. Right from the start, this wizard based software gives you a number of options to select from.

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As you can see, the drive bwy-500s very close to reaching this speed in our tests. As you can see, this resulted in a very good overall CD Winbench score. Among other things, this program queries the drive to see what its reading and writing capabilities are.

Because it uses a point to point connection, setting jumpers has become a thing of the past. With LabelPrint, you can design and print labels, covers and inlays in four easy steps. The BWUS writing quality was very good.

After selecting your preferred language, you’ll be given a short list of options. Depending on your needs, PowerBackup can do full, differential, and incremental bwu-500w as well as fast stream-to-disc archiving. With this in mind, the BWUS scores a solid 9 out of 10 for the installation portion of this review.

When you’re done editing your video, you have the option to save it to your hard drive, create a streaming file, write it back to DV tape, make a disc or upload it to YouTube and Facebook. At this speed, it took the drive 17 seconds to do a quick erase and 4: The drive turned in some respectable times with CD-R media and its writing quality was quite good.

To test the drive’s writing times, I wrote our test data to some Taiyo Yuden media rated at 52x.

Lines and paragraphs break automatically. While affordably priced, Sony’s new Blu-ray Disc writer delivers a good number of features.

Sony BWU-500S Review

The score given is an average of the three. The media types, along with the average time it took the drive to write our 4. From the development of the first compact disc standards to the introduction of the first dual format DVD writer, Sony has played a major role in much of the technology used today.


The same files are copied and pasted in Windows Explorer and timed. Looking at the other scores, you can see that bdu-500s drive’s access times were also quite good. The Bu-500s performed fairly well in our packet writing tests.

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While this wasn’t enough to top the 12x Blu-ray Disc writers from Lite-On and Plextor, Sony’s new drive gave them both a serious run for their money. This helps to squeeze the maximum performance out of the CD.

Does the BWUS have what it takes? Power2Go also offers enhanced security features, allowing you to password protect and encrypt the names of files on your discs. In the end, it usually comes down to price.

Sony BWU-500S Internal Blu-ray Rewritable Drive

bwuu-500s As you can see, the software and documentation is available in a number of different languages. The drive had no problems passing all of the on-the-fly tests and did not create any errors.

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