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LG super multi drive identified as CDROM by Windows XP

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  • m4rkl Jul 19, 2008

    It's an LG Super Multi Drive DVD Rewriter GSA-H66N fitted to replace a SATA CDRW / DVDROM in a Dell OptiPlex 745 running Windows XP SP3. Device Manager says it's a HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-H66N??

  • Lee Eismann May 11, 2010

    What is the model # of your LG drive? Who installed it? Did you replace an existing drive or did you install it in an empty slot/bay?

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First, thank you for the excellent description. I wish more FixYa clients would provide complete information like that.

Unless you are having problems, I wouldn't worry about the product designation in XP since it's LG drive that is identifying it as such during XP's device discovery routine. Your new LG drive can handle all of the different DVD rewritable formats - i.e. DVD-RAM, DVD+RW, and DVD-RW - so it appears that it is just using the first as its designator.

In my laptop, my LG DVD writer is designated as follows in Device Manager:

HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-T10N ATA Device


LG describes it as a "Slim DVD Super-Multi Drive". I've had no problems with it, and it has worked flawlessly to burn CDs and DVDs.

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