[quote=Albert;2099714]Chances are, you would either get old stock of an LG 16x drive, old stock of a LiteOn 16x drive, or a newer speed-locked 18x or 20x LiteOn [firmware limited to 16x with HP’s special firmware]. The newer LiteOn drive is what you’d probably get. Most of them don’t write CD-R as well as some of the competition, but are still nice drives for reading and usually good for DVD writing.
I’d suggest you get an additional drive for higher-quality CD writing, and do the LightScibe labeling with the original drive. [/quote]
Thanks for the info! I don’t like the info about getting another separate CD drive for lightscribing CD-R discs. I mean this is supposed to be a burner that’s capable of both CD-R & DVD-R media. This seems like getting another drive just for one usage would be a waste of money. This would defeat the purpose of the DVD+/-RW drive built in. I know you’re implying that the quality of the CD-R is the problem & that DVD would be fine.
However, this is a multi format drive so I feel getting another drive to take up space whether it be by an expansion bay or just USB is a waste of space & money. I do plan on upgrading the PC in the future but not soon. That’s why I’m looking for a solid Lightscribe burner especially in the CD-R burning category. I just don’t want to purchase a separate burner just for lightscribing CD-R media when I just bought one for multi format media. I hope you see where I’m coming from with this. I appreciate the helpful info though because I had no clue to what type burner that HP may have with this setup. Thanks again & more comments or suggestion are welcomed.