I’m looking to buy either a 50 or 20 pack Memorex double layer DVD+R DL disk set:
I don’t know if my dvd drives support double layer, though. How can I find out…?
Here are the dvd driver names:
HL-DT-ST DVD-ROM GDR8162B
SONY DVD RW-DW-D18A
Feel free to tell me if those Memorex are not any good as well, although I’ve had a good experience with Memorex disks (reliable) in the past.
Also, if anyone knows: my Sony DVD RW-DW D18A (which is a Lite-On if I understand correctly) stopped ejecting 99.99% of the time about half a year ago. This problem started about 1 month after I bought my Sony PC in 2004 – the tray wouldn’t eject only a few times at that point. I can’t tell if it’s a hardware issue or software issue. I tried changing the firmware but it didn’t seem to work (one of them made the drive stop working completely) and I changed it back. I may have been using the wrong firmware – I don’t know enough about this. I have resorted to manually ejecting the disk by sticking a pin in the “emergency” hole. Is this a driver or hardware problem, or perhaps both?