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Is it possible to find the model # of optical drive without removing?

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  • CD-Rom
  • DVD Drives
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Last response: in Storage
February 27, 2009 1:11:04 PM

Hey all. Title says it all. I'm trying to find out if my DVD drive is capable of using Lightscribe and I'd rather not remove the whole drive to find the model number. I've looked at my paperwork that I got when I bought the computer and it just tells me this:

Optical Drive 1 20x Lite On® DVD+/-RW/CD-RW Dual Layer, Black Bezel
Optical Drive 2 16x DVD/48x CD-RW Lite On® Combo Drive, Black Bezel

Thanks for the help,
- Jhawk

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February 27, 2009 1:32:12 PM

Device Manager or System Information lists the model number of the drives.
February 27, 2009 9:28:37 PM

Ah, got it. Thanks, Badge.

Not Lightscribe capable, unfortunately. :-( Guess I'm off to find a new burner.

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a b G Storage
February 28, 2009 2:43:55 AM

The quickest way to tell if a drive does Lightscribe is to look for this logo. No logo means no Lightscribe.
February 28, 2009 3:43:31 AM

Yep. That symbol also means HP has caused the price to be higher. Intellectual property.
February 28, 2009 7:55:56 AM

Belarc is also useful for this kind of thing.

All the info displayed on a (local) webpage
a b G Storage
February 28, 2009 1:52:59 PM

Honestly, the price difference between LS and non-LS is usually within a few dollars at most. Sometimes they end up cheaper.
a b G Storage
February 28, 2009 2:08:17 PM

Personally, I just mark my CD's the old fashion way: a Sharpie.
March 1, 2009 11:23:16 AM

runswindows95 said:
Personally, I just mark my CD's the old fashion way: a Sharpie.

Yeah !! Me three..:)