How to recognise a drive as a DVD burner?

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davym

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Hi,
I've just bought a Windows7 Netbook and would like to re-use an old desktop IDE DVD Burner, as it seems to be a waste to buy a new one if I can convert it to USB.

I've bought an IDE to USB converter (VE328 from USBNow) which appears to work. The drive is detected but only works as a DVD read only drive. The Drive Unit is an Iomega 8x4x32 and shows up in the Device Manager as IOMEGA ZIPCD1024INT-A USB Device.

Does anyone know why this is not being seen by the system as a burner?
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Dave
 
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