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Old 04-26-2010, 07:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default A solution to not having a DVD+RW drive.

I have some DVD+RW discs but my drive isn't DVD+RW..so I can't rewrite on the discs..is their software that would allow me to do this?
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Old 04-26-2010, 10:52 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: A solution to not having a DVD+RW drive.

or should I just not be cheap and fork out 25$ for a DVDRW drive lol
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Old 04-26-2010, 11:01 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: A solution to not having a DVD+RW drive.

you just need to buy a dvdrw here is what I have and it works fine for everything I need to do and they have free shipping on it right now.
Newegg.com - LITE-ON Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA CD/DVD Burner - Bulk - CD / DVD Burners
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Default Re: A solution to not having a DVD+RW drive.

Yep, it's not a software solution unfortunately.
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Default Re: A solution to not having a DVD+RW drive.

well, it was worth a shot..looks like I will just have to not be cheap and finally update it with another lol.
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Default Re: A solution to not having a DVD+RW drive.

LITE-ON is good stuff, and usually pretty cheap, like the one blasterfreak88 recommended.

Anything will work really, DVD drives usually work pretty well regardless of who made it. I've never had a bad DVD drive, and I have stacks of them in my closet collecting dust.


EDIT: Do you need the drive for installing windows?

I just thought I would throw this out there, in case this was your reasoning.
I ran out of DVD-Rs the other day, and needed to upgrade from XP, to Vista, and then Win7 on one of my computers. ( I made backup .ISOs of my discs because I have a tendency to lose them)
I found out that you can just copy the contents of the disc to a folder on the hard drive, and install it from there directly from windows.
When the machine reboots it looks in the same disc folder for the files, and it works beautifully.
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