Question about Mad Dog Multimedia Megastor DL (MD-8XDVD9-EXT) DVD±RW Dual Layer Burner
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I have been using my Mad Dog External CD/DVD burner for serveral years now on both Mac & PC. However, I do have intermittant issues when the computer recognizes the Mad Dog but my software does not (Toast). There is no driver for Mac as far as I know. I called Mad Dog one time and they rudely suggested that Mac does not need a driver and that I should know that. No help at all!!! I will try the suggestion for PCs to turn everything off, turn on the Mad Dog, then boot my computer and see if that works. Does anyone else use a Mac and have more solutions?????
Posted on Oct 09, 2008
SOURCE: Mad Dog External DVD Writer
I don't know if I can be of any help here, but I purchased my Mad Dog
Multimedia MEGASTOR DVD+/-RW burner a few years ago for my PoweSpec
with XP Home Edition. I recently bought a new computer installed with
Windows Vista Home Premium (which yes, I actually do love) and my external Mad Dog works perfectly, I didn't even
have to update any drivers, it recognizes the drive everytime I plug it
in (via USB). I don't need it anymore, but it's actually a better burner than the one that came with my system, which I bought new in March, although it's now discontinued. Do you have the disk for it? If so, have you tried
running the disk again? What OS and processor do you have? In the
event that it might be a matter of obtaining the proper driver for it
to work for you, I also am a member of a great and extremely reliable site for
free driver downloads. Free membership is limited to a few downloads
within a certain period of time,and then you have to wait 24 hours, but other than that there is no limit so that's what I do. Just for the
record, there was a period where my old XP was out of commission and I
had to resort to my very old HP Pavillion that was about 10 years old,
came with Windows 98SE(when that OS was brand new) and all I needed to
do to make Win98 recognize the drive was download a driver and it
worked just fine. LOL, that has a processor that runs at 600 megahertz, so you can imagine if my Mad Dog worked on systems like that, XP Home and now Vista Home Premium without a hitch, I was quite impressed with their products.
Posted on Nov 22, 2008
I have had a similar problem to this one in that when I turn the device
on if my computer is already turned on, it does not show up in the list
of available storage devices.
I discovered the cause of the problem.
Whenever I would try to use the DVD-RW/DVD-ROM, I also had another external storage device connected, being my mp3 player. I disconnected the mp3 player, left the DVD drive turned on, rebooted my system, and when I went into "My Computer", it showed the DVD drive connected, with the letter I had assigned it ("D", since the CD-ROM and CD-RW drives were assigned the letters "H" and "I", respectively. Don't ask how. I have no fargin' idea.). I decided to test something out. I put in a DVD, watched a few minutes of it, took it out, then turned the device off. I reconnected my mp3 player, then turned the DVD drive back on. I opened up "My Computer", and after it took a minute to locate all drives, it found the mp3 player, but not the DVD drive. I unplugged the mp3, rebooted the system, and the DVD showed back up.
In short, if you have another external storage device connected to your system, like an mp3 player, external hard drive, memory card/stick reader, digital camera, etc., disconnect that device first, then turn on the external DVD drive. Double-click on "My Computer" (if you are using Windows), and it should show up. If not, reboot your system and then open up "My Computer". It should be listed then.
Posted on Feb 18, 2009
You can get some converters for the serial hookups call around some of your local computer shops and they should have it if not check out newegg.com
Posted on Jan 18, 2010
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