When I’m inserting a CD and trying to mount it (I am on Linux), there is “No medium found” error. I don’t even hear it is trying to spin a disk. I tested my drive on Windows XP and there is the same problem - it looks like there is no disk in the drive.
When I’m inserting the blank CD for writing test, it is the same - it says there is no CD in the drive and asks me to insert a blank CD.
Surprisingly, this drive reads DVD (both data and video) just fine!