Tilted Forum Project Discussion Community  

Go Back   Tilted Forum Project Discussion Community > Interests > Tilted Technology


 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 11-01-2004, 12:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
Upright
 
Location: Canada
Need help with newly purchased dvd-writer

I just bought a DVD burner off of ebay it's a sony DRU-500AX. It burns DVDR/RW aswell as Cd-r/Rws.

Here is a link to it with all of the information and reviewshttp://reviews.cnet.com/Sony_DRU-500...-20840921.html It retails for $300+ I got it for $85CDN shipped about $60U.S. The only problem is I don't have any cables or software. I would take it to a computer place to get it installed but they want the software to install it. I searched all over the internet for software and an online manual but I couldn't find anything. I currently have cd-RW/R drive in the pc could I use the cords for that to run my dvd wirter? if so what di I want to run this drive as Master? or slave/CSEL. I don't know alot about a computers but I know enough to work with it. I have installed ram and a video card before but these extra settings on drives confuse me a bit especially without a manual. Any help at all would be greatly appreciated.
Boomsly is offline  
Old 11-01-2004, 12:43 PM   #2 (permalink)
Psycho
 
shadowalker's Avatar
 
Location: Firefox yourself and change the world!
you want it on a seprate chain from your HDD, personially i put my burner on the master of the chain. as for software for burning check out Nero, its just about the best burning software you can get. http://www.nero.com/us/index.html here the link for the software. As for connections inside your system, just make sure the jumper is set for master or slave depending on where you place it, plug in your audio cable from the drive to your soundcard, plug in the power.

Boot your system and load up the bios and make sure the drive gets detected, once thats done just boot into your OS and make sure its seen as a drive. After that its just a matter of loading up your burning software and haveing at it.


In terms of cable cost, ide 5 bucks, audio cable 5 bucks tops.
__________________
I'll make ya famous!
shadowalker is offline  
Old 11-01-2004, 04:46 PM   #3 (permalink)
Upright
 
Location: Canada
Quote:
The only problem is I don't have any cables or software.
Quote:
Boot your system and load up the bios and make sure the drive gets detected, once thats done just boot into your OS and make sure its seen as a drive. After that its just a matter of loading up your burning software and haveing at it.
Thats one of my problems i don't have the dvd drive software, I have nero, alcohol 120% and a few others. But don't I need the sony software for the dvd writer?
Boomsly is offline  
Old 11-01-2004, 07:15 PM   #4 (permalink)
Psycho
 
shadowalker's Avatar
 
Location: Firefox yourself and change the world!
no you should not need the drivers, if your using xp 99.9% of the time it will be detected once you boot up with the drive installed. If by chance it may ask for the drivers, which will be rare, heres a link to them

http://www.opendrivers.com/freedownl...RX-500ULX.html
__________________
I'll make ya famous!
shadowalker is offline  
Old 11-02-2004, 05:23 AM   #5 (permalink)
Upright
 
Location: Canada
Should I update anyway considering my current driver is from 2001?
Boomsly is offline  
Old 11-02-2004, 05:48 AM   #6 (permalink)
wouldn't mind being a ninja.
 
MooseMan3000's Avatar
 
Location: Maine, the Other White State.
Not necessarily. "If it ain't broke, why fix it?"

That said, I always update my drivers anyway. Generally speaking, a newer driver is a better driver. Also, the driver from the company that makes the hardware is usually better. This isn't always true, but it's true enough to make it a reasonable assumption. So just install normally, letting Windows detect and install it, then update the drivers from the website. You don't need first party burning software (in fact, I discourage it. It usually sucks.), so just keep using Nero for that.
MooseMan3000 is offline  
Old 11-02-2004, 10:18 AM   #7 (permalink)
Psycho
 
shadowalker's Avatar
 
Location: Firefox yourself and change the world!
if it works with out updateing the drivers dont do it, DVD burners are not like videocards where the newest drivers will do any good or not.
__________________
I'll make ya famous!
shadowalker is offline  
Old 11-02-2004, 10:46 AM   #8 (permalink)
Upright
 
Location: Canada
well the current driver is for the dru-500A dvd drive My dvd drive is the dru-500AX I'm assuming theres moer features or something right?
Boomsly is offline  
Old 11-02-2004, 03:46 PM   #9 (permalink)
Psycho
 
shadowalker's Avatar
 
Location: Firefox yourself and change the world!
concidering that i dont have that drive, i dont see that there are any "Features" other than what the software can provide ya.
__________________
I'll make ya famous!
shadowalker is offline  
 

Tags
dvdwriter, newly, purchased

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 01:56 AM.

Tilted Forum Project

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2024, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
© 2002-2012 Tilted Forum Project

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47