Yes, the disc that came with the drive labeled without a problem. That is why I was so surprised when the 25-pack of H.P. branded CD-R 52x disc would not label no matter what I tried. Returned that drive to supplier and they gave me a HP replacement to try. Waiting for new media to arrive. Should arrive tomorrow so might know something by tomorrow afternoon if different media fixed my problem. Also noticed that HP has removed one firmware update that was on their web site. They also now have a newer version which I have installed in this replacement drive.