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Does my computer have a dvd burner?

Discussion in 'DVD / Blu-ray drives' started by FARLEYACE, Mar 8, 2007.

  1. FARLEYACE

    FARLEYACE Member

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    I just bought a new computer and I seriously don't if it had a dvd burner or not. One of them is SONY DVD-ROM DDU1615S SCSI CdRom Device, and the other is TSST corp CDRWDVD TS-H493A SCSI CdRom Device. Are either of those able to burn dvd's?
     
  2. JVC

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    From what I can find, The Sony DVD Rom, is a Rom drive only. It's for watching dvds, not burning them.
    The other one (TSST corp CDRWDVD TS-H493A SCSI CdRom Device) is a Samsung Combo drive, which means it will burn cds (not dvds), and it's also a DVD Rom drive (same as the first one).

    If you want to burn dvds, you need to buy a dvd burner. You can buy one online for around $40 or maybe less. Some models are a little more. If you get one, I'd replace the Samsung Combo drive. A dvd burner will also burn cds. See here:
    http://www.newegg.com/ProductSort/Category.asp?Category=10&name=CD-DVD-Burners-Media
    http://www.rima.com/Merchant2/merchant.mv?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=R&Category_Code=CCD
    Good luck!
     
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    hi, this message is to jvc. i have the ts-h493a which after reading your thread i found out is not a dvd burner,great. i've checked the hardware and would like to know what the other drive is. its listed as wdc wd16 00js-75ncb3. any help cheers?
     
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    cheers for that, i've being going round in circles trying to sort out what was going on with the drive.
     

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