HP dvd840e Super Multi DVD Writer

Posted on September 24, 2006 in Hardware

My DVD Writer on my laptop has been playing up so rather than waste too much time trying to fix it I ordered a rather competitively priced HP dvd840e Super Multi DVD Writer from DABS. It’s an external DVD writer that makes use of LightScribe technology which allows you to turn burn laser etched labels onto your DVD. I haven’t used it extensively enough yet to say how reliable it is, however, I used it to burn Windows Vista RC1 which is a hefty 2.5GB and I’ve now installed on my laptop and tablet PC.

HP dvd840e Super Multi DVD WriterFeatures per the HP site:

Easily preserve, edit and share up to 8.5GB of video, photos, and multimedia presentations on one double-layer1 disc—and quickly store, back up, and transport files on DVDs and CDs. This external, high-speed Super Multi drive features DVD±R/±RW and DVD-RAM read/write, plus ±R double-layer capability. And the dvd840e has a newly upgraded version (1.2) of LightScribe2 direct disc labeling!

You can use normal CD’s and DVD’s on this DVD Writer but if you want to burn labels onto the CD using LightScribe you have to get the media that supports this. What’s also nice about this piece of equipment is that you can use it to burn the double sided (8.5GB) DVD’s

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Fortunately, I haven’t had that problem yet. If you do manage to solve it, please post your solution or link to the solution on the blog.

Posted by Richard Byrom on October 20, 2006 at 01:04 AM | #

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