My conclusion is that the Hitachi drives are inferior to the Toshiba-Samsung drives. THanks for your reply. Now I am considering replacing my drive. Auto-suggest helps you quickly narrow down your search results by suggesting possible matches as you type. Under device manager it says hp b. Throughout these pages, we will see how this drive performs with all media formats, including DVD-RAM and Lightscribe media, the capabilities of which we will inspect thoroughly further on. FT Disk Driver Version:

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Remove ALL power, then check cables in both ends. Writes and reads data side of disc properly. If the HP MyDrive utility states a firmware update is available, click the Download latest firmware button wruter follow the on-screen instructions to update the firmware. This drive has both a USB 2.

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Makes me suspect that HP never installed a 16X drive on my computer. Now on my last day of my warranty — I wrier this fixed.


They have agreed to send me a new one. The Virtual Agent is currently unavailable.

A cleaning disk can sometimes help. This is the last time, I am ordering a computer like this from a big company. I’ve had several of them in here without ever resolving dfd problem.

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I don’t know if these are new or rebuilt drives. Put old drive back in. The drive is supposedly a rebadged LG drive but installing the latest firmware for that drive makes this one even worse.

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Galaxy S10, 5G, Folding Phones. However once a disk does not work at one speed it probably is toast at writter speed. Tell us about your experience with our site. ASPI is installed and working properly wnaspi So I tossed 3 days of rebuilding the software on the machine and reformatted the machine. I still would like to try to fix it.

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But did it have to be this difficult. Above the volume control 3 is the emergency eject hole 2. This page requires Javascript. The second unit worked great after I did a full system recovery. USB Printer driver Version: Atleast I think that it is the latest firmware, according to HP’s site This drive still only burns at 840n speed.


On Adapter 3 Description: The tray mechanism incorporates a dust seal so that dust does not enter from the front bezel. Serial Device Driver Version: This drive has a different design than the previous models.

Opening the case renders the guarantee void 1 year guarantee provided by HP so we strongly advise 840 it. This drive features a swoop design on the faceplate, starting at the volume control 3 and ending in the upper right corner.

In most cases, you will find that DVD’s will only burn at 4x, sometimes at 2x, and on rare occasions at 8x.

Look around the internet with all the problems.