Wondered if you can help me. I’ve recently purchased a Pioneer DVR-108 drive with firmware 1.04 (I know it needs updating). The drive is set in my system as a slave to a hard drive on the IDE 1 channel (2nd IDE channel as IDE 0 is the Primary). I have a P4 3 GHz with 1MB PC3200 RAM on a Gigabyte 8IPE775 Pro board. The drive is recognised by windows XP SP2 and I have burnt a Ritek DVD-R 4X disc no problems using Nero Burning ROM 188.8.131.52, the drive also reads both CD’s and DVD’s and will play the DVD using Power DVD 5.0 (Not tried a CD write yet). The problem I have is that the Nero Info tool contained in the 184.108.40.206 toolkit shows the drive as not capable of DL+R Write??? I then downloaded and installed DVD Info Pro v3.21 and used that to give me info about the drive. It also does not have a little tick next to the DVD+R DL write capability? I must admit I have not tried to burn a DL disc yet (at $13 AUS a disc I don’t want the most expensive coaster available) but can anyone tell me if they have seen the same problem and if so how they corrected it. My firts thought is obviously firmware which I intend to update ASAP but I would have thought that this should not have anything to do with the 2 info tools not detecting that the drive is NOT DL+R capable.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.