Reply Helpful Thread reply – more options Link to this Post. G5 Mac OS X Comments posted by Dreamkiss from Other, August 20, The message leads me start thinking it is neither the medium nor the drive, but the way I add the drive to the pc. No problems, extremely reliable. Recommended media Because your drive is a few years old, it may need a firmware update to work with some newer media.

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I still have no ideas why there are so many comments on people having to update their firmware. No problems, extremely reliable.

Sony DW-U10A – DVD±RW drive – IDE – internal

AF1 comments, 1 good0 mixed0 poor. Initial use with 4xDatawrite classics, red with purple dye, burn’t at 2xspeed but no coasters. I u10w your suggestion though.

If you scroll down a bit on Sony’s storage support page for this drive, you’ll see a link to the latest firmware. I have not tried it with anything other than Pioneer drives, though.

This forum is a user-to-user forum, and Apple doesn’t respond to posts here. Finally I decide to give up the idea about external, and put it in the IDE bus, and then it started working on anything I throw to him now. Even at 1X, it still failed. I had put the drive in an enclosure, made it external drive. Comments posted by Mario Venegas from Other, November 21, Storage by Rick Broida Nov 12, It’s impossible to find the old media in stores, and I won’t buy overpriced Apple discs.


This is the last Sony drive I will be purchasing. I’ve burnt all of my 4x media in less than 16 mins. It got be one of these reasons, and I am not going to study it much more. Cambridge Audio Azur D.

You h10a try using a lens cleaner, just in case the lens is dirty. While not the quickest on the market, the DW-U10A is reliable, reliable, reliable. Home Entertainment by Ty Pendlebury Oct 28, Storage by Rick Broida Oct 24, Optical Storage Form Factor.

In general, I have no problems when using brand name dvd disks such as TDK and Sony, but using bargain disks causes me write failures.

Sony DVD RW DW-U10A media compatibility p… – Apple Community

I have burnt approx 20 bulkpaq orange DVD-R’s and all burn perfectly at 4x using anydvd and clonedvd and play back perfectly on my denon dvd These new discs have some sort of groove in the center of the disc, unlike the older discs. I’d love to get ahold of an up-to-date compatibility chart!


Updated the firmware to a and then to 2. In fact, I had a cd,a cdrw, a dvd and the sony dvdrw drives all hooked the computer.

Sony/Apple DW-U10A DVD+/R/RW Drive

These are the ones you should grab. If your in d U. Click on this for more technical information. Comments posted by p71rock from Other, January 24, The Western Digital Elements has rarely been this cheap.

I bought this drive 2 days ago with firmware1. We have had a horrible experience with this drive.

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