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How to recognise a drive as a DVD burner?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by davym, Apr 23, 2010.

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  1. davym

    davym Thread Starter

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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?
    Regards
    Dave
     
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