I possibly need to get a new DVD Writer with Dual Layer. I have to use IDE connection because I have an older computer P4 2.4. Only have two sata connections for my hard drives, not enough sata ports to run sata writer. I am running Vista. I do have 2 GB of mem and a very good, but old NVIDIA fx5950 250meg video card.
Here is my problem. I need to make a backup of my Navigation DVD. These DVD’s are very expensive, and if it gets scratched or just something else like heat get to it, it will cost me to replace. I just want to have a copy just in case. It needs to be burned on a DVD +R DL disk and the bitsetting needs to be on DVD-ROM. I have Verbatim 8x DVD +R DL disks.
I have right now two writers in my computer, a Sony DRU-830A which for some reason the only way you can set the booktype is thru Nero, which I own the 8.0 version. But for me to make the copy I can’t use Nero. I really haven’t figured a way to set the booktype of the DVD +R DL to DVD-Rom without using Nero.
The second Writer I have, which is a couple years old is the Mad Dog MD-16XDVD9 (NEC ND-3500AG rebadge) It does have DVD +R DL and bitsetting for ROM but at really low speeds. I think the Max was 4X. Would the Mad Dog be ok to burn a DVD +R DL and do what I want? What setting would I use? I really don’t want to waste disks. Anyone had any results with the Mad Dog and +R dual layer set at ROM
I could pick up cheap a LiteON 20A1P cheap. Would that drive work any better? Any other options. I have Best Buys, Circuit City, CompUSA and Staples near me. Unless I order something online.
Let me know what you think my best option is?