I’ve tried updating drivers, completely uninstalling the drivers and letting windows update them automatically, I’ve checked cables inside the PC, nothing seems to work. Affordably priced, the drive offers a good mix of performance and features that should make it a big hit among consumers and enthusiasts alike. Companies like Optiarc continue to push the limits of the format, developing drives with new features and faster DVD writing speeds. The specs below have been taken from Sony Optiarc America’s website and by running a few simple tests. Write Performance Page Thanks for marking this as the answer. The ADS’s writing quality was very good.

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There are some registry entries that the troubleshooter does not fix and those “might” be the cause. The ADS gave us some mixed results in this test.

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By looking at the screenshot above, you can see that it uses a total of three “zones” to reach its maximum speed.

Write Performance Page While the 18x drive had to reduce speeds by the end of the recording process, this latest model actually maintained its rotation speed almost all the way through. The DVD drive does not function after you install Windows 7 http: Off by default, this LED lights up green when the drive is reading or writing.


As you can see, the drive had no problems reaching this speed in our tests. Speeds dropped from 24x to roughly 20x for the last MB of data, but the overall add-7240s performance was still impressive.

Nero shows that the ADS has a maximum CD writing da-7240s of 48x and a KB buffer, which is backed up by some form of buffer underrun protection. At this speed, it took the drive Thanks for your feedback, it helps us improve the site. Affordably optuarc, the drive offers a good opgiarc of performance and features that should make it a big hit among consumers and enthusiasts alike. I also put these discs through a “stress test” by reading them back at 16x with the DW Sony Optiarc ADS24x.

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InfoTool had no problems detecting the ADS’s maximum reading and writing speeds, recording modes, buffer underrun protection and 2MB buffer. Hopefully, Optiarc can address this in a future firmware update. Manually try this fix if the Fixit did not work http: Similar to the ones included with NEC’s earlier drives, this manual covers a number of different topics.

Forums – a lot of real expert help http: To get the writing times, a 4. Optiarc’s new drive was also fairly quick when reading dual layer discs. By looking at the screenshot below, you can see that the drive’s transfer speeds peaked at about 12x.

– Sony Optiarc ADS 24x DVD±RW/RAM – Reviews – all-pages

The drive starts writing at 16x and jumps to 24x at about the 20 minute mark. By looking at the screenshot you can see that it starts reading at 5. It explains how to insert and eject DVD’s and how to get a disc out of the drive in case of an emergency.


According to Nero, the drive can also write CD-Text and overburn. Optiarc’s new DVD writer didn’t do as well as some of the other drives in our rewriting tests. How satisfied are you with this response?

Optiarc AD-7240S DVD-RW Drive won’t read or burn media.

You are downloading trial software. The writing quality was pretty good with the media from Verbatim and Ritek.

My computer optiagc a custom built machine, and I’ve had this Optiarc ADS dvd-rw drive in it for a little over a year now. It took longer than expected when writing to CD-R media and its Z-CLV writing method also put it at a slight disadvantage in our rewriting tests.

By reading these discs back at this speed, we can see if there are any readability issues caused by the number of errors or high levels of jitter.

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