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 PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2005 6:10 pm 
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Hi!

I'm a newbie at this.. I have a new Dell computor where my DVD burner isn't working.. It's a HL-DT-ST RW/DVD GCC-4481B burner..

The specs on Dell's homepage say that my burner is made to burn all the formats. But it isn't burning anything other than CDs.

I ran Nero InfoTool, and this is the result. My computor thinks the burner isn't capable of burning DVDs. How should I fix this? Any drivers someone can link me too? Help. :oops:

Nero InfoTool 3.00

Drive Information
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Drive : HL-DT-ST RW/DVD GCC-4481B
Type : Combo Drive
Firmware Version : E106
Buffer Size : 2 MB
Date : ?
Serial Number
Vendor Specific : H.L.D.S.2004/06/22
Drive Letter : D:\
Location : 0:0
Mechanism : Tray
Read Speed : 48 X
Write Speed : 48 , 40 , 32 , 24 , 16 , 10 , 8 , 4 X

Read CD Text : Yes
Return C2 Pointers : Yes
Read CD-R : Yes
Read CD-RW : Yes
Read DVD-ROM : Yes
Read DVD-RAM : No
Read DVD-R : Yes
Read DVD-RW : Yes
Read DVD+R : Yes
Read DVD+RW : Yes
Read DVD+R DL : No
Read BD-ROM : No
Read BD-R : No
Read BD-RE : No
Read Digital Audio : Yes
Read CD+G : No
Read VideoCD : Yes

Write CD-R : Yes
Write CD-RW : Yes
Write DVD-R : No
Write DVD-RW : No
Write DVD-R DL : No
Write DVD+R : No
Write DVD+RW : No
Write DVD+R DL : No
Write DVD-RAM : No
Write BD-R : No
Write BD-RE : No
Buffer Underrun Protection : Yes
Mount Rainier : No
Modes : Packet, TAO, DAO, SAO, RAW SAO, RAW SAO 16, RAW SAO 96, RAW DAO 16, RAW DAO 96

Region Protection Control : RPC II
Region : 2
Changes User : 4
Changes Vendor : 4


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 PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2005 7:00 pm 
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MathiasK wrote:
I'm a newbie at this.. I have a new Dell computor where my DVD burner isn't working.. It's a HL-DT-ST RW/DVD GCC-4481B burner..

Drive Information
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Drive : HL-DT-ST RW/DVD GCC-4481B
Type : Combo Drive
Firmware Version : E106
Buffer Size : 2 MB
Date : ?
Serial Number
Vendor Specific : H.L.D.S.2004/06/22
Drive Letter : D:\
Location : 0:0
Mechanism : Tray
Read Speed : 48 X
Write Speed : 48 , 40 , 32 , 24 , 16 , 10 , 8 , 4 X

Read CD Text : Yes
Return C2 Pointers : Yes
Read CD-R : Yes
Read CD-RW : Yes
Read DVD-ROM : Yes
Read DVD-RAM : No
Read DVD-R : Yes
Read DVD-RW : Yes
Read DVD+R : Yes
Read DVD+RW : Yes
Read DVD+R DL : No
Read BD-ROM : No
Read BD-R : No
Read BD-RE : No
Read Digital Audio : Yes
Read CD+G : No
Read VideoCD : Yes

Write CD-R : Yes
Write CD-RW : Yes
Write DVD-R : No
Write DVD-RW : No
Write DVD-R DL : No
Write DVD+R : No
Write DVD+RW : No
Write DVD+R DL : No
Write DVD-RAM : No
Write BD-R : No
Write BD-RE : No


A Combo drive is no DVD Burner.

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 PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2005 9:37 pm 
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dude.......

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/s ... /specs.htm

READ!

Did you move my topic? :roll:


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 PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2005 9:46 pm 
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MathiasK:

YOU are the one who should read. It's a COMBO DRIVE. It's all in the first line of the spec:

Specifications: HLDS GCC-4481B CD-RW/DVD ROM Drive User's Guide

It WILL write to CDs
It WILL NOT write to DVDs.
It will READ CDs and DVDs.

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 PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2005 10:00 pm 
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Exactly.

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Specifications: HLDS GCC-4481B CD-RW/DVD ROM


It's a CD-RW drive combined with DVD-ROM drive capabilities.
Some manufacturers have created names like "super combo drive" which is a bit confusing. Combo drive simply means CD RW and DVD-ROM.

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 PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2005 10:21 pm 
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MathiasK wrote:
dude.......

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/s ... /specs.htm

READ!

Did you move my topic? :roll:


WHERE does it state which media it can write? It does not mention any write info!

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 PostPosted: Sun Dec 25, 2011 4:12 pm 
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http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/s ... /intro.htm
In my humble opinion, this drive is a piece of junk and the mfg's description is purposly misleading.
It, as stated below in the Users Guide, will not burn anything other than CD's.

++++++++++EXCERPT (see link above for additional info)+++++++++++
Introduction:
HLDS GCC-4481B CD-RW/DVD ROM Drive User's Guide

Drive speed
Read:

DVD-Single : 6.5X to 16X (CAV)
DVD-Dual : 3.3X to 8X (CAV)
DVD-Video (Single) : 3.3X to 8X (CAV)
DVD-Video (Dual) : 3.3X to 8X (CAV)
CD-R/ROM/DA : 20X to 48X (CAV)
CD-RW : 18X to 40X (CAV)

Write:

CD-R : 4X / 8X / 12X / 16X (CLV), 24X / 32X / 40X (PCAV), 20 to 48X (FULL CAV)
CD-RW : 16X (CLV), 24X, 32X (PVAV) Ultra Speed Media
4X, 10X (CLV) High Speed Media
2X, 4X (CLV) Normal Speed Media


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 PostPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2011 4:44 pm 
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somwthing to take up with dell, as stated this is just a combo drive that does not burn dvd.

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