Any way to identify Lightscribe media versions

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#1

I just picked up a LG GSA-H10L drive. I am new to Lightscribe and before knowing that there are two versions of Lightscribe CD/DVD’s (1.1 and 1.2) how can you tell which one you have.

The question I have is there any utility or diagnostic to read what version the CD or DVD is (1.1 or 1.2).

Thanks,
Rich


#2

Welcome.

Depending on where you live, it all depends on the packaging manufacturer. I recently bought the 30-disc pack of MCC004 under the Verbatim brand and on the outside label, it does indicate version 1.2. On the other hand, the two 10-disc packs of Verbatim CD-Rs I bought a while ago don’t indicated anywhere that they’re 1.2, thus, they are 1.1.


#3

You can use eather thro I think you will find 1.2 only.
the light scribe driver has an up grade that makes it 1.2 .
Google light scribe .
Bruce


#4

Thanks KTL and braynes,

Before I knew there were multiple versions I picked up a pack of 20 Memorex CD-R’s and there are no markings on the package or CD’s. Today I picked up two 5 packs of HP CD-R’s and the package label says Ver 1.2 with no markings on the CD to indicate the version.

It sure would be nice if software was available to identify LightScribe versions. I guess the trick for now is to use up the oldest media first if you don’t need the speed or quality that the newer versions provide.

Thanks,
Rich


#5

if you install the new LS it will help the 1’s a bit so just burn.
Bruce