I just got a LiteOn 8x External Slim DVD Writer.
Installed it on a Latitude C600 and a Sony VAIO.
On both it reads DVD's (video-store type) and mp3 CD's I burned, but it doesnt't recognize blank media on either computer. I've tried Sony CD-R and Fuji DVD.
And the product is supposed to be "all write" or something, advertised as 'don't worry about the type of disc you're using,' so I figure something's wrong someplace.
With blank media in the drive, "explore" brings "please put a disk into the drive" alert.