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My Samsung DVD R-/R+ R/RW SH-W08A

Now that I have been burning on the -R DVD blanks, it will not recognize blank R+ DVDs??

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    I have the same problem with my Samsung SH-W08A
    when it did not recognize the DVD+R I instantly booted
    to Kanotix, a Debian based Linux and attemped to write
    using both k3B and Amarok, both failed miserably

    Windows claims there is no available space on any new
    DVD+R as does Deep Burner or any other APP I use

    My next step was to update the firmware, so I used the
    provided update from samsung support and updated
    the firmware in the SH-W08A itself. The drive will
    recognize and burn DVD-RWs fine but still calims the
    new DVD+R disks have no available space.

    Attempted burning DVD+Rs on the following platforms:
    Windows FLP SP2
    Kanotix Live
    Fedora Linux

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Hi,
Whichever program your using to read-write.
Open it up as if you were going to create a cd or dvd.
There should be a tab, to find your drive properties.
check to see which formats of disk the drive can read or write.
Alternatively get a Pioneer D112.
They,ll read just about anything you put in them.
Mike @ Compurepair.

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