I bought my burner in the Summer, and ever since I got it I havn't been able to burn DVD-R's. I believe it only worked once, and then never again. Me being a newbie thought that maybe my burner just didn't burn them, so I tried a DVD+RW and it worked fine, so since then I have been using those. I pretty much ignored the problem until recently when I discovered my 50 unused DVD-R's. They are "RiData". I am extremely confused with this issue, and would be insanely happy if someone could help me. I usually use CloneDVD to burn, but whenever I try to burn a DVD-R it doesn't recognize it, and in the control panel the drive shows up as "DVD-ROM." I've been searching for hours on the net for an answer, and I see people talking about "updating firmware" but I don't really know what that means, or how to do it. Once again, help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!