Dvd 8601 cant write DVD-R or DVD-RW

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#1

hi all my name is zohaib

can any one tell me that dvd rw 8601 can write dvd-r or dvd-rw becaus emy phlips dvd8601 cant write dvd-r or dvd-rw he can write only dvd+r or dvd+r


#2

Welcome to the forum. :flower:

Try updating the firmware:

http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/download.aspx?c=us&cs=19&l=en&s=dhs&releaseid=R107571&SystemID=DIM_P4_4600&servicetag=&os=WW1&osl=en&deviceid=7497&devlib=0&typecnt=0&vercnt=1&catid=&impid=&formatcnt=1&libid=32&typeid=-1&dateid=-1&formatid=-1&fileid=139416

The drive is really kind of old and outdated. There is an equivalent drive known as the BenQ DW1600. The good news is that if you wanted to, you could do what is called a "cross-flash, and convert your drive into a BenQ DW1620, which is a much more capable drive. You’ll have to do some reading and research to understand how to do that, and the danger is, you could destroy your drive. I wouldn’t be in any rush for that though, just try the regular firmware update for now.