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Brother DR820 Compatible Drum Unit


Works with HL-L5100DN, HL-L5200DW, HL-L6200DW, MFC-L5700DN, MFC-L5850DW, and MFC-L5800DW printers and more!

Reg. Price $104.99

Our Price $24.99

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Priced 80% Less Than an OEM Brother DR820! That means you save $100 with this compatible DR820 drum unit replacement. Works just like an original Brother DR820. Ships fast! Prints 30,000 pages. Includes a Lifetime Guarantee.

Works well with TN820, TN850 high yield, TN880 super high yield, and TN890 ultra high yield toner cartridges. Performs great with original Brother or compatible toner cartridges.

DR820 vs TN820

The DR820 drum is the housing unit for the TN820 laser toner. Both parts are needed for your Brother laser printer to work. Your TN820 can be replaced without replacing the entire DR820 drum. The DR820 drum unit lasts longer than one toner cartridge. To compare, this drum unit can print 30,000 pages while a TN820 toner cartridge can print only 3,000 pages before needing replacement. You typically won't need to replace your drum unit until you've replaced your toner cartridge 3-4 times.

Using compatible DR820 drum unit replacements will not void your printer's guarantee.

Do I need a toner or drum? Both parts are needed for your printer to work, but you don't need to replace both at the same time. Toner cartridges have a shorter life span compared to drum units so you'll probably need to replace toner cartridges sooner and more often. The drum unit has a much higher page yield so it has a much longer lifespan that you won't need to worry about replacing it until a year or two down the road.

Toner vs Drum. The toner holds the toner powder while the drum unit is responsible for transferring the toner powder onto the page. The toner cartridge is installed onto the drum unit.

Compatible Brother DR820 Drum Unit Details

Our compatible Brother DR820 (DR-820) laser drum unit is professionally designed to produce the highest quality printouts for your Brother laser printer, meeting or exceeding OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) standards. Carefully constructed and put through a rigorous quality control test, our compatible replacement DR820 is the best value laser drum. Why buy expensive OEM Brother DR820 laser drum units when our replacement compatible Brother DR820 laser drum units are guaranteed to deliver excellent, dependable results, page after page?

Learn more about the difference between a toner cartridge and a drum unit in this helpful blog article! For more on how to install a Brother toner cartridge and drum unit check out our other informative guide.

This item is guaranteed to work with the following printers:


Product Type Imaging Drum
Printer Brand Brother
Brand Name Brother
OEM Number DR820
Ink Color Black
Page Yield 30000
Cost Per Page 0.08 cents
Shelf Life 36 Months
Cartridge Comparison Guide
  • Cartridge Types
  • Ink & Toner Basics
  • Number of Pages & Shelf Life
Cartridge Type
Genuine or OEM (Original) Cartridges Remanufactured Cartridges Compatible Cartridges
Description OEM stands for original equipment manufacturer, meaning the cartridge was made by the same company that made your printer. Original brand cartridges are very reliable and sometimes the only option if your printer is new to market or uncommon. Remanufactured ink is a genuine brand cartridge that has gone through one cycle of use. After use, the cartridge is recycled, acquired by a remanufacturing facility and put through a rigorous professional refurbishing process. During the refurbishing process the cartridge is disassembled, thoroughly cleaned and tested for quality. It's then carefully refilled, tested again and brought back to life. Buying remanufactured prevents one less cartridge from ending up in a landfill. A compatible cartridge is a brand new ink cartridge built by a manufacturer other than your printer. It's like buying the generic version of the genuine brand. Most are uniquely designed to differentiate from genuine cartridges. Despite any structural difference you may notice, the cartridge will still fit in your machine and print a full yield, just like the original brand.
Price Factors Many printer manufacturers follow the razor-and-blades business model which may result in higher priced genuine cartridges. Remanufactured ink is much cheaper than the original brand ink. It's far more cost effective to refurbish a previously used cartridge than create a new OEM from scratch. Compatible ink is much cheaper than the original brand. Compatible suppliers don't have to worry about the additional costs that hinder OEMs like new printers or firmware, which lets them keep prices low.
Quality Original cartridges work extremely well and are covered under a warranty by the printer manufacturer High quality remanufactured ink will match the quality of the original, but not all remanufactured ink is created equal. Make sure you buy from a reputable supplier in order to get the absolute best results. High quality compatible ink will match the quality of the original, but not all compatible ink is created equal. Make sure you buy from a reputable supplier in order to get the absolute best results.
What's the difference between ink and toner cartridges?
Ink Cartridges Toner Cartridges
Printer Type Work with inkjet printers Work with laser printers
Material Liquid ink Dry powder
How it works Inkjet printers use a series of nozzles that spray tiny drops of ink directly on the print suface Laser toner printers use static electricity and heat to bond dry toner powder to a page
Commonly used by Casual home users, small business and photographers Large businesses and schools
Number of Pages You Can Print A cartridge's page yield is the estimated number of pages you can print. Page yield is based on 5% page coverage. This means that the quoted page yield is based upon printed pages where only 5% of the page has been imprinted with ink. For example, a short memo has approximately 5% coverage. If you have a cartridge that has a yield of 500 pages, it can print 500 pages of that short memo. If you are printing letters, photos or graphics, your coverage will vary greatly and your page yield will drop significantly.
Cartridge Warranty and Shelf Life Most ink and toner cartridges include a warranty or "best by" date on their box. Remanufactured and compatible ink cartridges can last 12-18 months unopened, and toner cartridges can last up to 3 years.
Cartridge Care and Storage Only open a cartridge when you need it. Opened cartridges will eventually dry out, especially if the protective tape or clip has been removed. If you have an open ink cartridge around and would like to try and prevent it from drying out, place it nozzle side up in a plastic airtight tub. If your cartridge came with protective tape or a clip reapply both before storing. Place a damp cloth or paper towel in the tub, next to the cartridge and keep it stored in a cool, dark place.

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