dual layer dvd burning

  Kiraodo 18:29 23 Sep 07

How can I check if my drives are suitable for burning dual layer dvd's

device manager shows drive to be Optaric DVD+-RW AD-5170S

  laurie53 18:34 23 Sep 07

Should be a "DL" logo on the front of the drive, in with all the other logos.

  eedcam 18:59 23 Sep 07

Or download Imgburn its a free burner it can tell you all the formats you can use and it will search for any firmware updates for your drive if you choose to click here

  Stuartli 20:59 23 Sep 07

I presume you mean this drive:

click here

Optaric is the new brand name for the Sony/NEC optical drives venture; I have the Sony AD-5170A version and it is Dual Layer capable.

When these first came onto the market earlier this year there were Sony and NEC versions; Optaric is presumably a sensible way of reducing manufacturing costs by utilising a single brand name on the drives.

  Stuartli 21:03 23 Sep 07

To be absolutely correct, my Sony is a AW-G170A, but it's the same specification - it will write to DVD-R DL media.

Excellent drive by the way.

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