Thanks for your response i can confirm in the first line that book type DVD-ROM has been set and the option is not greyed out.
Can i upload pictures as proof ?
I can also confirm this happens with +R re-writables quick or full format and it happens with brand new unused Verbatim +R DL 8.5GB write once disks i got got fed up of throwing away verb +R DL's so that is why is had a go with +R re-writables and in the 108BK it worked but in the iHAS324Y no chance both fail as i mentiond earlier in the post.
With response from the author of DVD Decrypter and ImgBurn i have tried tick box on and off for auto book type it did not make any difference.
Are you able to change the 'Drive (For DVD+RW Media - Temporary)' setting to 'DVD-ROM' ? "Yes i can"
How about the 'Active Setting (For DVD+RW Media)' one? Can you change that between 'Permanent' and 'Temporary' "Yes i can"
Under this section i can select all of them and choose DVD-ROM for all of them and it says "success!" but they do not read after a write.
Yes i am using the BL1Y Jan07,2009 BT-LIGGY firmware that is displayed on the "Device Capabilities".
I can't get this to work in either DVD Decrypter or Imgburn.
I have tried using I/O SPTI - Microsoft and ElbyCDIO - Elaborate Bytes and both do not make any difference on the iHAS324Y drive but on the 108BK both work i have not tried the remainder options ASPI or PC/VSO.
I will try the 3 BL1W's you have suggested and update you and i do not doubt what you both have said you both created firmware/software so i value what you have advised so far i would like to find out why.!!! though and hopefully get working.
As another suggestion would it or could it work if the drive was flashed with a OptiARC AD-7240S v1.04 firmware.(can this be done)
Thanks again for your help i will try the others out and be in touch.