Still a current model. I just could not get this drive to see any blank CDR or CDRW media. It will read written disks either home made or factory printed CDs. I thought there was a conflict with this machine and I've installed all sorts of ASPI drivers and fixes with no result. The drive does work however as I installed an old copy of CLone CD which would copy disks. Nero still wouldn't touch it. I gave up and took the drive away mumbling my apologies.
I've hooked it up to my machine at home now (XPpro SP1). I have an LG 48x drive fitted with no probs. It's running nero 5.5. I fitted the 52X drive to my machine replacing the 48X to test and it is showing the same problem here too. Nero is not recognising the drive at all in this case.
Is it faulty? Am I missing something here? Is Nero on my machine locked to one drive?
The Software is the Problem as it does not recognize all CDRW's if you did not get NERO with the Drive go to the AHEAD NERO site and see if there is a patch for your drive, as the software contains the drivers for the re-write part of the Drive. When you just fit it in the Comp Windows Loads the drive in MSCDEX so that it reads CD's, but not the write part.