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

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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More about find model optical drive removing
  1. Device Manager or System Information lists the model number of the drives.
  2. Ah, got it. Thanks, Badge.

    Not Lightscribe capable, unfortunately. :-( Guess I'm off to find a new burner.
  3. Once you have a LS burner installed, you will need these LS programs/tools to create LS labels.

    http://www.lightscribe.com/downloadSection/windows/index.aspx


  4. The quickest way to tell if a drive does Lightscribe is to look for this logo. No logo means no Lightscribe.
  5. Yep. That symbol also means HP has caused the price to be higher. Intellectual property.
  6. Belarc is also useful for this kind of thing.

    All the info displayed on a (local) webpage
  7. Honestly, the price difference between LS and non-LS is usually within a few dollars at most. Sometimes they end up cheaper.
  8. Personally, I just mark my CD's the old fashion way: a Sharpie.
  9. runswindows95 said:
    Personally, I just mark my CD's the old fashion way: a Sharpie.



    Yeah !! Me three..:)
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