Written on: 10/03/2009
It was total rubbish until I made a firmwareupdate to version "BYS3". After that it produces nearly no errors - nearly.
After an update to firmware version "BYX5", it works perfect. No even the LED is a Bicoulored one (green: reading, red: writing). The Sony DW-D22A is quick and reliable after the firmware upgrade. (read more)
Written on: 09/01/2009 by Dtek
The Sony DW-D22A worked great when it worked but it stopped recognizing blank dvd's after some time. Used to work fine with my Taiyo Yudens, then tried a different brand after those ran out and it would not recognize them, so I thought it was just picky and I got the TY's again now it does not recognize them either. (read more)
Written on: 07/12/2008
I have a Sony VAIO VGC-RB45G that came with the DVD RW DW D22A already installed. I cannot do anything with it. I try to make back-up CDs with family pictures on it and it doesn't even recognize that I have a CD in the drive. Forget about burning any CDs/DVDs. It doesn't work.
I found out that it really isn't a Sony product... it just has their name on it. They do not provide any support for this issue and play dumb about it. What is that supposed to mean?
I don't normally complain, but... (read more)
Written on: 24/07/2008 by The WB (1 review written)
This drive worked great for over 3 years, then it flaked out - it picked and chose when to work and when not to. Loading Linux Live-CD .iso's started to work erradically. Guess it gave up after 3+ years. My first CD\DVD to crap out in all the years of computing. (read more)
Written on: 30/06/2008
Another Sony failure. Mine worked for short time and then stopped. No support or documentation. Terrible product. Why is it at such successful companies just go downhill after awhile and won't support their products? (read more)
Written on: 09/11/2006 by mralotof (1 review written)
Sony offer no help at all on the Sony DW-D22A DVD Writer. The tech and customer service departments are very unhelpful. The DVD Writer does not read and it doesn't burn. (read more)
Written on: 26/10/2006 by joeg (1 review written)
I have used 7 of these in a DVD duplicator for a year now, and I have burned over a 1000 DVD's and about 200 CD's, and they have worked very well. I would highly recommend the Sony DW-D22A DVD Writer. (read more)
Written on: 15/10/2006 by gullclaw (1 review written)
It was fun at first, but it would not recognize a DVD after 1 year. It also makes very loud and strange noises while loading.
I have a new DVD burner on the way, which will replace the Sony DW-D22A DVD writer, as it's a piece of junk. (read more)
Written on: 18/10/2005 by cychaz (1 review written)
In retrospect I think my A-open DVD RW DL is a much better buy than my Sony DW-D22A and comes with extra face plates for color considerations!
These guys want our bussiness Sony is getting to big for it's britches. (read more)
Written on: 20/09/2005 by wdtemple
Bought a Sony DW-D22A and it worked fine for about 5 months. Now it will not read a blank cd or dvd. No help from Sony. They do not even list it as their product and will not answer e-mail concerning it (read more)
Written on: 02/09/2005 by foska (1 review written)
I bought the Sony DW-D22A burner from a local computer store in Barbados on 25 May 2005. I started to use it seriously in August 2005. By 29 August 2005 it had failed. Would not read any cds or dvds! I checked the invoice for the purchase of the burner and it said that the drive had a 3 months warranty. I called the store and they told me....sorry can't honour the warranty....even though only 4 days had passed since the expiration of the warranty.
Stay very far away from this drive. If had... (read more)
Written on: 21/05/2005 by buchanan17 (1 review written)
er...the Sony DW-D22A won't read or burn ANYTHING. Uninstalled, installed again several times. Nope.
A dud from Sony!! (read more)
Written on: 27/04/2005 by jetrod69 (1 review written)
I bought a SONY VAIO VGC-RB30 PC that came with this burner, I didn't use the burner until after my 30 day return policy expired and now that I have tried I discovered that it wont read ANY CD's, I can't get any help from Sony's support sites (canada has limited support for some reason) because their site does not even list this burner, their 1-800-4sonypc help line does not list this pc, and my e-mails have gone unanswered. So now I must send my pc to the retailer for warrenty and wait to... (read more)
Written on: 14/04/2005 by Qu1979
The Sony DW-D22A is brilliant and does everything I want it to, I've had it for 6 months and had no problems with it so far. :D (read more)
Written on: 04/03/2005 by bsmntcritr (1 review written)
Purchased the Sony DW-D22A in February 2005, this drive has never worked. Searching Sony's site for a DW-D22A model of drive returns no results. Apparently Sony will not admit to making it. I have also found similar symptoms on hardware help sites, no fixes were noted there either. It's either a case of high failure rate or the retailer knows they're faulty and are attempting to dump their stock.
Avoid this drive! (read more)
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