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    Just wondering if anyone knows if I can burn this type of disk on my PC, I know I can burn a DVD-RW 4.7 disk but what about a DVD-R DL 8.5GB Disk or a DVD+R DL 8.5 these disk http://www.google.co...t:429,r:3,s:0??

    Here are my PC Specs

    HL-DT-ST DVD-RW_GSA-H41N ATA Device


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    Computer Name: VIV-PC (in WORKGROUP) — mine
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    Hi Welcome to PCHF!

    You said this:
    - if that is the DVD drive in your system - it will burn dual layer discs (both -R and +R)! Here is a spec sheet of the same drive I found online - that verifies it!

    Hope this helps! If you need more info, please posts the system specs (not the copy paste above) instead follow the how to guide in my signature, and also mention the model number of your Acer system!
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    Hi newlight1 and welcome to the forum.

    It would be most helpful if you could complete your [​IMG] portion of the User Profile. That would put your system's information in the small computer icon just right of your name. That will "travel with you" at PCHF so we don't have to ask for it again. Be sure to mark them to be visible. The default is NOT to show them.

    We need to know the make/model of your DVD drive in order to tell you what types of discs you can use.
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    newlight1 Member Bronze Member

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    Thanks I was told that My drive is NOT DVD-R Dual Layer compatible it only supports DVD+R Dual Layer discs? Is that right?

    How do I get the system specs you need?
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    abhi.ko Active Member Tech Member Gold Member

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    If the drive model mentioned in your first post is right then as per the spec sheet I linked it will write on Dual Layer discs. If it is not then we need to reverify? So post your system specs and we will go from there!

    - Click on the links above in either my signature or driver_ian's post?

    Where did you get all the system info (specs) you copied and pasted on the first post from? What is your model number of the Acer PC?
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    abhi.ko Active Member Tech Member Gold Member

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    newlight - don't know whether you are missing the posts above or finding it hard to understand the instructions!

    That is the drive I posted the specs for above (GSA-H41N) and it does play dual layered discs as per that! Please post your specs by following this guide if you think I'm not talking about the right drive!
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    ok thanks my drive is NOT DVD-R Dual Layer compatible according to that link DVD-RW_GSA-H41N HL-DT-ST, it only supports DVD+R Dual Layer discs. This was quite common around 3 or 4 years ago. So it looks like my drive is seeing the first layer of your DVD-R discs, but cannot see the second layer.
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    abhi.ko Active Member Tech Member Gold Member

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    Okay if you are sure about it! From what I saw online it is - image below!

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    So you might want to double check again! Best source would be the manufacturer (ACER)!
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    OK thanks I am still trying to figure this out, please bear with me...

    Please can you show me where on this link it says that my Driver can burn onto a DVD-R Dual Layer 8.5 disc

    DVD-RW_GSA-H41N HL-DT-ST

    Just when I try to burn a DVD-R Dual Layer 8.5 it only records what a 4.7 disk would and sometimes on some burning programes it just says there is no disc in my machine.
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    abhi.ko Active Member Tech Member Gold Member

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    Why that link, what is special about that site - is that somehow related to where you got the drive from?

    Why no system specs yet, which would make it much easier for us to help you than fishing in the dark!
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    Where are the PC Specifications? On the control panel?
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    Do you think that maybe the link you posted is a newer/revised models had DVD-DL capability to my driver?
    or the version you link to is a refurbished US model on a US site which may be different to the UK model in your PC?
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    Basically all I want to do is burn a video onto a 8.5 DVD-R DL Blank Disk? Can I do this on my PC? If so can someone guide me through how to do this?
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