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I have a samsung cd r rw sw 240b burner that reads/writes CDs just fine. It will play but won't burn DVDs.

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You need to buy a dvd writer to burn dvd's you can only burn cd's now

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Ok i asked before if my drive will burn both dvd and cd. the answer was yes. but when i installed the drive and ran my dvd creator program. it said this drive is dvd read only.


Hi mikey7420 ,


The drive name itself is the clue to know whether it can burn dvds or not.

  • In your case it's a CD-RW (read and write or rewritable) and DVD-ROM (Read only memory and not read and write or rewritable as in the case of CD)
  • Perhaps the one who told you did not understand your question properly , and understood it , in the sense that it can read CDs as well as DVDs , as far as Dvd-ROM drives are concerned many shopkeepers who are especially new working in the shop just make a guess and answer our question which could lead to this misunderstanding or incorrect information being passed on.
  • So the next time you buy a DVD drive which should have a read and write functionality as well , then look up for a CD_RW,DVD-RW drive.
  • Also remember that DVD-RW drive can by default read and write CDs as well , but it's not true for CD drives..
  • So usually a DVD-RW drive can read and write Cds as well as DVDs but a CD-RW drive can either read or read and write a DVD depending on whether it's a DVD-ROM or DVD-RW.
Hope this helps.

May 11, 2011 | Philips CDD 5101 (CDD5101/33)...

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I have a samsung cd-r/rw sw-240b when I try to save file on a cd in the d drive it give a message unable to write to drive D:


you cant save a file you must burn it to a disc
this might be in your burning software if you have already burnt data to this disc and are try to add more data you will need the burning software to support multisession or you might not have a cdrw disc or a faulty one
hope this helps

Feb 17, 2011 | Samsung SW 240B CD-RW Burner

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I have a samsung cd r rw sw 240b installed (WinXP) and it plays/burns CDs & DVDs but won't burn data/video on DVDs. What to do?


find it hard to believe that this device will burn dvd's as it will only burn cd's you require a dvd writing device to burn and read dvd's data or video with 3rd party software such as nero or nti

Oct 14, 2010 | Samsung SW 240B CD-RW Burner

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My samsungsd616tdvd drive cannot play or read dvd-rw cds.


Please note that the formats of DVD and CD are quite different. Whereas a DVD drive can handle both DVD and CD, a CD drive can only handle cd formats. Furthermore, a drive that reads both formats does not necessarily mean it can handle the writing aspect ok. You need a drive that is capable of writing/burning DVD. Most drives that come along with pcs can only write CDs but able to read both. So check your drive to see whether or not it can write on DVDs ok. Good luck

Apr 29, 2009 | Samsung SD 616T Internal DVD Drive

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I can burn cd's but not dvd's


Hello Rfd832,
What I see from the description is that the drive is a combo drive. Combo drives are CD-RW and DVD-ROM drives means
CD-RW = Compact Disk-Read Write
DVD-ROM = Digital Versatile Disk - Read Only Memory
so these drives can read and write CDs but can only read DVDs (Cannot write or burn DVDs)
If you want to be able to burn DVDs then you need to have DVD RW drive (either DVD+RW or DVD-RW)

You said that you are able to burn DVDs on other computer so please check the label on the DVD drive.. it should be DVD-RW/DVD+RW drive


Hope that helps.. :)

Thanks and Regards,
Srinivas

Apr 12, 2009 | HP (dc197x) CD-RW/DVD-ROM Combo Drive

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Can the lite-on combo sohc-5236v burn DVD-Rs?


A Combo drive is a type of optical drive that combines CD-R/CD-RW recording capability with the ability to read (but not write) DVD media

Lite-on SOHC-5236V is a dvd/cd-rw combo drive so it can read and write CDs and read DVDs (but cannot burn DVDs)
to check the details of this product please click here

Feb 01, 2009 | Lite On LITE-ON SOHC-5236V COMBO BK OEM...

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CD-RW/DVD ROM Combo


no you want a dvdrw or dvd burner
combo only burns cd's and reads dvd's(not write/burn)

Jan 05, 2009 | Samsung (SHM522CBEWN) CD-RW/DVD-ROM Combo...

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Message: "No Disk in Drive"


hi tip53

it seem you had problem with optical cd/dvd drive, open your Samsung sw 240b, under the optic there's potentio try to adjust it by twist to left slowly.
may help
goot luck.....

Jul 23, 2008 | Samsung SW 240B CD-RW Burner

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