Ok - So thru the help of the group - I have confirmed that my Sony DW-D22A is in fact DEAD! I unplugged the IDE cable, left the power in and can hear it TRY to open the tray when I push the button..
So - here is what I do with the burner..
DVD Home Movies (mostly from a MiniDV camera and now a HD-DVD Canon Camera). I also make backups of movies and use the burner for Data Backups of photos and documents.
I have been using TDK Media DVD-R with good luck (when the drive was working..) but am open to changing at this point.
I have the following Criteria..
Must fit in my Sony Vaio Desktop (Black Bezel).
Other than that - I am open.. I do have a few questions..
- Should I get a SATA vs. IDE Drive?
- Is there such a thng has an HD-DVD burner that is "reasonably" priced - ie not $500..
Thank you again ..