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Pacific Digital CD-RW drive writes read only

I am writing library lesson powerpoints. I wrote them to my external CD drive. The are read only. Can I write them to a CD as editable files so I can edit them off the CDs and not have to store them all on my ancient Dell Inspiron 1100 laptop (getting a Mac when I can afford it for security reasons). Also, my letter y wont type half the time on my keyboard. Really would appreciate your help. Valerie Krein Pasadena, CA
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SOURCE: U30274 Burner hangs while writing DVDs

If it were the item you were trying to burn that causes the hanging, in other words a corrupt file, then that maybe the fault, but if it hangs with any other file your trying to burn, either your memory is being used up burning the files or you have a faulty burner, assuming you have tried different makes of dvd disks. Unless you have a dual processor, it's not wise using the pc for anything else at the same time.

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You might be experiencing the results of years of registry clutter accumulating. I would recommend you download a free copy of CCleaner from here:
http://www.ccleaner.com/download and follow these instructions to clear out some of the clutter. Your system might just right itself!
Read this review and it will help you to get some familiarity with this product. http://www.ccleanerdownload.org/piriforms-ccleaner-the-step-by-step-review-tutorial
There are few times when I recommend this type of cleaning, but it sounds like you would benefit from it. Make sure when you are asked if you want to back up your registry that you do so. And if you know how to create a new restore point, I would recommend you do that before running CCleaner for the first time. That way if you have any issues you can restore your system back to the settings you had in effect before running the application.
Good luck, and let me know how it works out!

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Hi,
Connect your device and try this web site :
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it's auto detection

good luck

Posted on Jan 18, 2010

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This device is meant only for CDs. However, the drive is an internal CDRW with IDE interface. You can substitute some DVDRW drives, but some DVD drives are picky about voltage and amperage. This enclosure is on the weak side for most DVDRW drives. You'll want to find a DVDRW that can work on as low as 8VDC on the 12VDC line. And the drive can't draw any more than .75A on the 12VDC line either. If the drive requires higher amounts, yor system may only recognize the drive as being connected to your system, but it'll never have the power to read the disc, and just kick it out after spinning the disc around for a short time.

Posted on Sep 27, 2010

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Hi,
Welcome to Fixya. I would like to know if this is happening on all other CD's and DVD's? When was the last time you were able to use the device? Please try to use a different cd or dvd to check if the dvdrom is not reading all type of disk. Please provide information needed to be able to provide you the information about the issue.
Thanks

Posted on Sep 19, 2011

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(CRX230ED) CD-RW Burner will it burn dvds?


Read/Write Speed CD-R Write:

4X, 8X, 12X, 16X CLV
24X ~ 40X P-CAV
52X CAV (turbo mode) max.

CD-RW Write:

4X, 8X, 10X, 12X CLV
16X ~ 24X CAV max.

CD Read:

52X max.

Buffer Memory

2 MB

Random Access Time

100 ms.

Interface

ATAPI/EIDE

Sustained Transfer Rate (CD-R/RW Discs)

600 kB/s (4X CD-R/RW read/write)
1,200 kB/s (8X CD-R/RW read/write)
1,800 kB/s (12X CD-R/RW read/write)
7,800 kB/s (52X CD-R/RW read/write)

Media and Modes Supported

CD-R, CD-RW,
CD-ROM (Mode 1 & Mode 2),
CD-ROM XA (form 1 & form 2),
CD Audio,
Video CD,
CD Extra,
Multi-Session,
Packet Writing

Burst Transfer Rate

PIO Mode 4: 16.7 MB/s,
Ultra DMA Mode 2: 33.3 MB/s.

no you will need dvd rw to burn dvd's
hope it helps

Dec 03, 2011 | Sony (CRX230ED) CD-RW Burner

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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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What dose this do


DVD burner or writer is a device where you can write a blank cd or dvd for data,music and videos format and also you can play or read your favorite cd or dvd mp3, audio cd and videos format. For burning you must have nero, alcohol and other burning application. In windows xp, vista and 7 are already included, simply drag your data or files you want to burn to you cdrom drive with blank cd or dvd.Then there is a button burn, click that button to write the files onto your cd or dvd. Have a nice day!

Jan 28, 2011 | Pacific Digital (U30274) DVD±RW...

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How do you erase songs on a CD? I put songs on a CD and would like them to be clear of the CD.


If you wrote to a 'CD-R' disk, then you cannot "erase", because it is "write-once-read-many".

In the unlikely case that you wrote to a CD/RW ("rewritable") disk, you can _erase_ the entire disk.

So, in both cases, you need to "rip" the "good' tracks from the CD, writing to your 'C:' drive, and then write a new CD-R disk.

Take a pair of scissors to the "old' CD-R disk, so that nobody can play the music on that disk.

Jun 17, 2010 | Memorex (32023244) CD-RW/DVD-ROM Combo...

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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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LG GCA-4080N internal drive


It seems that what you have is a combo drive only :(
it only recognize DVD reading. no matter what driver you used. need to buy a dvd writer/ that said can write dvd.


Types of Optical Drives and CD/DVDs
Optical drive type Read from CD/DVD-ROM media Write to CDRW media Write to DVD ±RW/R media Write to DVD +R DL media Write label to LightScribe CD-RW Write to DVD-RAM media DVD-ROM Drive Yes No No No No No DVD and CD-RW Combo Drive Yes Yes No No No No DVD±RW/R and CD-RW Combo Drive with Double- Layer support Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes LightScribe DVD±RW/R and CD-RW Combo Drive with Double- Layer support Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Blu-Ray Disc DVD±RW SuperMulti Drive with Double-Layer support Yes Yes* Yes Yes No Yes *Low speed (4X) and high speed (4-12X) are supported. UHS-RW (24X and 32X CD-RW) is not supported.

NOTE: Some of the optical drives listed may not be supported by your computer. The listed drives are not necessarily all of the supported optical drives.

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When I put a cd r in my burner then press burn selection then it


Try downloading a program called " RadarSync" it works like driver detective, might possibly help you out.

www.radarsync.com/

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Dvd writer doesn't read or burn dvd/ but only read CD-R plz reply to ka_s5@hotmail.com


have you installed the softwares to burn DV/CDs? maybe you hadn't installed the softwares yet. normally samsung uses NERO. check the installation kits.

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