Went to Fry's to return the Toshiba and the sales person told me to try a Hammer-Storage drive so I picked one up. From what I have read it is a Panasonic SW-9585. Hooked it up and reads and writes Mini DVD-RAM.
I am in business, thanks for your replies.
PS: I also read the specs on this drive are not as good as others on the market, however I am happy that I can read and write DVD-RAM, which was more important to me then 1 or 2X faster speeds.