Article ID : S1Q0035 / Last Modified : 04/19/2004

Important Notice Regarding DVD-RW 4x Speed Media Compatibility with VAIO® Computers

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A new type of 4x speed DVD-RW media (Version 1.2) has recently become available on the market.

While some DVD-RW optical drives (1x or 2x) that ship with VAIO® computers can write to DVD-RW 4x media, most drives do not support this format.

If you have a DVD-RW optical drive (1x or 2x) installed in your system that does not support the new DVD-RW 4x format, you will see error messages and/or the disc will simply not be recognized when the newer type of media is used.

There is currently no solution for this incompatibility, however Sony recommends that you always update your drive´s firmware to the latest versions as they become available for your computer model.

This issue may apply to the following VAIO® Desktop and Notebook computers that shipped with a DVD-RW optical drive (1x or 2x) installed:

Desktop Computers

  • PCV-MXS10
  • PCV-MXS20
  • PCV-RS100
  • PCV-RS101
  • PCV-RS220
  • PCV-RS221
  • PCV-RS25MV
  • PCV-RS310
  • PCV-RS311
  • PCV-RS320
  • PCV-RS321
  • PCV-RS322
  • PCV-RS35M
  • PCV-RS400C
  • PCV-RS400CG
  • PCV-RS410
  • PCV-RS411
  • PCV-RS420
  • PCV-RS421
  • PCV-RS422
  • PCV-RS423P
  • PCV-RS430G
  • PCV-RS431
  • PCV-RS500C
  • PCV-RS500CG
  • PCV-RS500CGP
  • PCV-RS500CP
  • PCV-RS510
  • PCV-RS511P
  • PCV-RS520
  • PCV-RS530G
  • PCV-RX490TV
  • PCV-RX500
  • PCV-RX553
  • PCV-RX554
  • PCV-RX571
  • PCV-RX580
  • PCV-RX581
  • PCV-RX590G
  • PCV-RX600
  • PCV-RX65M
  • PCV-RX670
  • PCV-RX671
  • PCV-RX672
  • PCV-RX680G
  • PCV-RX681
  • PCV-RX682
  • PCV-RX690G
  • PCV-RX700C
  • PCV-RX752
  • PCV-RX753
  • PCV-RX75M
  • PCV-RX770
  • PCV-RX780G
  • PCV-RX781
  • PCV-RX790C
  • PCV-RX790G
  • PCV-RX791
  • PCV-RX830
  • PCV-RX85M
  • PCV-RX860
  • PCV-RX881
  • PCV-RX891
  • PCV-RX951
  • PCV-RX991
  • PCV-RZ10C
  • PCV-RZ14G
  • PCV-RZ15M
  • PCV-RZ16G
  • PCV-RZ20C
  • PCV-RZ20CG
  • PCV-RZ20CGP
  • PCV-RZ20CP
  • PCV-RZ22G
  • PCV-RZ24G
  • PCV-RZ25M
  • PCV-RZ26G
  • PCV-RZ30GN2
  • PCV-RZ30GN4
  • PCV-RZ32G
  • PCV-RZ34G
  • PCV-RZ36G
  • PCV-RZ40C
  • PCV-RZ40C1B
  • PCV-RZ40C1F
  • PCV-RZ40CG
  • PCV-RZ40CP
  • PCV-RZ44G
  • PCV-RZ45G
  • PCV-RZ45MG
  • PCV-RZ46G
  • PCV-RZ49Y
  • PCV-RZ50C
  • PCV-RZ50CG
  • PCV-RZ50N
  • PCV-RZ50R
  • PCV-RZ54G
  • PCV-RZ56G
  • PCV-V200G
  • PCV-V210P
  • PCV-W500GN1
  • PCV-W600G
  • PCV-W600M

Notebook Computers:

  • PCG-FR872
  • PCG-FRV27
  • PCG-FRV28
  • PCG-FRV35
  • PCG-FRV35Q
  • PCG-FRV37
  • PCG-GRS700
  • PCG-GRS700K
  • PCG-GRS700P
  • PCG-GRT100
  • PCG-GRT100K
  • PCG-GRT100P
  • PCG-GRT160
  • PCG-GRT170
  • PCG-GRT240G
  • PCG-GRT250
  • PCG-GRT250K
  • PCG-GRT250P
  • PCG-GRT25F
  • PCG-GRT260G
  • PCG-GRT270
  • PCG-GRT270G
  • PCG-GRT270K
  • PCG-GRT270P
  • PCG-GRT280ZG
  • PCG-GRT290Z
  • PCG-GRT290ZP
  • PCG-GRT35F
  • PCG-GRT360ZG
  • PCG-GRT380ZG
  • PCG-GRT390Z
  • PCG-GRT390ZP
  • PCG-GRV680P
  • PCG-GRV680P
  • PCG-GRX600
  • PCG-GRX600K
  • PCG-GRX600P
  • PCG-GRX670
  • PCG-GRX690
  • PCG-GRX700
  • PCG-GRX700K
  • PCG-GRX700P
  • PCG-GRZ270
  • PCG-GRZ600
  • PCG-GRZ600P
  • PCG-GRZ660
  • PCG-K14
  • PCG-K15
  • PCG-K15F
  • PCG-K17
  • PCG-NV290
  • PCG-TR3AP
  • PCG-V505EC
  • PCG-V505ECP
  • PCG-Z1WAMP