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How can I tell if laptop dvd-rw drive burns DLs?

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I got this ASUS P501J-X2 laptop

but the specs don't mention if the dvd burner burns dual layer discs. The model number for the drive is "hl-dt-st dvdram gt30n". I need to know if this drive will write to DLs.

thanks

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I don't know whether or not you like Nero, but the InfoTool bundled in it will provide a perfect summary of the drive's capabilities. In other words, it is the CPU-Z of optical drives.

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Just get Nero InfoTool at:

http://majorgeeks.com/Nero_InfoTool_d120.html

That will just tell you all the juicy details about your drive.

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your laptop/drive model seems to hate google/asus.com and any website that might help me figure out what you have.

just listen to everyone else above.

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the drive should have a label: DVD R+RW DL

or something like that printed on the door.

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I got this ASUS P501J-X2 laptop

but the specs don't mention if the dvd burner burns dual layer discs. The model number for the drive is "hl-dt-st dvdram gt30n". I need to know if this drive will write to DLs.

thanks

Considering that appears to be a pretty badass laptop, I'd say you can.

The"hl-dt-st dvdram gt30n"means its a Hitachi-LG drive.

Regardless, pop in a DL and run whatever burning software you use and see if it reads it @ 8.5GB.

If it doesnt it wont hurt anything.

Nice lappy though

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Hello,

A bit of searching came up with this page on Hitachi-LG Data Storage's (HLDS) web site, which lists a write speed of 6× and a read speed of 8×. It does not, however, list recommended media.

Regards,

Aryeh Goretsky

Edited by goretsky

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oh kick ass! I can write to DLs :D

thanks for the compliments and your help guys

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