Ricoh DVD-RW

  conrail 15:39 28 Apr 2005

have been bought a Ricoh DVD-RW drive, unfortunately it came in a packet and not a box so unsure as to wether it is +, - or both, have looked in device manager which just says DVD+RW and my computer properties which says DVD/CD-RW, drive works fine but before I purchase discs I want to make sure I get the right ones, I have looked on the Rioch site but couldn't find what I wanted and the supplier is yet to get back to my email query so all help gratefully accepted.

  conrail 15:40 28 Apr 2005

sorry, drive model is a Ricoh MP5240A

  conrail 15:40 28 Apr 2005

sorry, drive model is a Ricoh MP5240A

  Chegs ® 15:57 28 Apr 2005

If you have Nero burning software,it has a section informing you of the drives capabilities.Its called "Nero Info Tool"

  conrail 15:58 28 Apr 2005

I have found the following:
Type DVD+R (plus)
Supported Media DVD+R , DVD+RW & All CD-R
therefor am I right to asume it is just DVD plus and not DVD minus, also for someone who knows nothing about DVD wrires, what is the difference between + & -

  BRYNIT 16:03 28 Apr 2005
  conrail 16:05 28 Apr 2005

thank you Chegs ®, looking at that I see that the following boxes are ticked:
support read features - DVD-R; DVD-RW; DVD+R; DVD+RW
support write features DVD+R; DVD+RW
I therefore assume that it will read all discs, + & -, but only write with + discs, sorry if I appear thick but want to make sure I know what I am doing

  conrail 16:07 28 Apr 2005

thanks BRYNIT that is a great help

  TomJerry 16:10 28 Apr 2005

if you paid more than £20, you have been ripped off

  SEASHANTY 16:13 28 Apr 2005

Doesn't support DVD-RAM discs either
click here

  conrail 16:14 28 Apr 2005

thanks TomJerry, present from my daughter so don't know what she paid, wont tell her what you said in case I upset her, it is the though that counts

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