First of all, thank you for your reply.As you can understand from the question I posted I am not very familiar with burning devices.
I have taken the full name of the drive from the hardware device manager in the operating system since there is no indication on the front panel of the drive, therefore I assume it is RW/DVD.
Frankly speaking I had no idea that RW/DVD meant that the drive can only read . The drive is on a IBM "thinkcentre" machine I got from my head office, and what made me think that it could also burn is the fact that they installed burning software.
Furthermore if I run the burning software and go to the program settings in order to choose the burning device, the drive is displayed in the list. I thought that the features of a drive were autodetected by the software.
I guess I will use an external drive, thank you again for your help.