Standalone DVD Recorder & IDE/ATAPI DVD+RW drive

Digital Logic

Digital Logic

Thread Starter
SatelliteGuys Pro
Jan 29, 2008
Norwalk, CA
So, here's my dilemma... I recently got my hands on a Go Video standalone DVD Recorder. The drive inside the player will read DVD+R's and +RW's. Only thing is that it won't recognize any blank +R or +RW media that I threw at it.

I then decided to have a look at its insides and lo and behold, the drive that's inside the machine has an IDE interface! I pulled out a spare IDE DVD drive i had from an older computer and it seemed like it recognized the DVD+RW i had thrown at the other drive. I haven't tried recording yet because i didn't know if it was safe or even possible to do it.

Anyone else try this with another machine that had an IDE interface? What kind of results did you get?


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Jan 27, 2004
It should be fine as long as the firmware of the machine recognizes that it is a recorder.

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