Optorite ddo203 coming up generic in xp

hey all,
I am on my second dd0203 thinking it was a hardware issue and it keeps coming up as a generic dvd drive in xp. XP & the firmware of the drive are up-to-date. Any suggestions?

Thanks,
Vido

In this helpful review:

http://www.cdrinfo.com/Sections/Articles/Specific.asp?ArticleHeadline=Optorite+DD0203+DVD�RW&Series=0

your Optorite DD0203 also was identified as “GENERIC CRD-BPDV2” under WinXP. And works fine through all the tests. So why bother???

well I have been having problems with the HD Burn, but now that I have done more research on the drive I see there are a few issues. A guy I know has the same drive running in XP and he gets the “optorite” instead of “generic” so I was assuming that this was part of my problems. Can anyone answer why some systems have the name of the drive and some are generic?

http://www.cdrlabs.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=11176

Originally posted by vidodivr
well I have been having problems with the HD Burn, but now that I have done more research on the drive I see there are a few issues… Can anyone answer why some systems have the name of the drive and some are generic?

Well the difference of the name displayed is probably due to different sources of firmware since there are quite a few brands selling the OEM versions of DD0203/0201 models.

If you have the patience, you can go over the following link to learn more about other people’s experience on the DD0203:

http://forum.rpc1.org/viewtopic.php?t=13300

There are only a few, mainly Taiyo Yuden and Ritek made CD-Rs can be used for HD-Burn and only Nero (after 5.5.10.35) and B’s Recorder support HD-Burn. The main problem of the DD0203/0201 is its still buggy firmware seven months after its introduction. If it works for you, then don’t let it bother you. Otherwise, you can get much better performance by switching to a NEC or Pioneer (OEM) bare drive without paying too much.