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FWIW My Deskop has a Benq drive (lightscribe) it was bought when lightscribe was quite young. It has not given any problems, This laptop has its original drive. I don't do many DVDs, but I have burnt 300+ CDs. I use Memorex Lightscribe CDs. I buy these in 50 CD spindles from Office Depot. For Operating systems (home use) I use Sony Mini +R RWs. These were given to me by someone who bought them to use in a camera and the camera needed -R DVDs. I can't remember how man times I have rewritten the Mini DVDs. Everytime I want to change OS I just drop the Sony in the laptop and using Mepis and K3b burn another copy.

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More food for thought on the media use:

DVD-R or +R A cheep one way use until full. Can not be reused once it is closed out or full. Hold the disk up to the light, the record media is so thin you can see through it. Clean some of the paint off the top and look again,
it starts to look like some of my dirty windows. The better made DVD-R or +R will use a phthalocyanine dye to help fill in the gaps of the record media. The claimed best color is green, most are blue or a purplish-blue, these
are considered as archival grade disks. The DVD-R format is considered the best to use because, it works the best across most DVD players.

DVD+RW or -RW are not rated as a archival grade disk however, the record media is a bit thicker(not by much) and uses less dye. The big plus to use these disks, is to be able to use them over and over again.

The bottom line to use ether of these disks, both use the silver alloy metal layer and it is not stable and it will corrode over time.
For some reading, http://www.digital-scrapbooking-storage ... l-dvd.html

Yes there is one more type, a DVD-R gold leaf. This is the top of the pile for archival data, photo, music saves. Sorry, but 24 kt gold does not corrode, so data saves lasting 100 years can happen.
http://www.memkeeper.com/main.sc?gclid= ... QgodyykdQw

I do not care which one you use, but when visiting the Great Southwest, do not leave it on the dash board in the car, Mr. Sun will change the disk's appearance into a new design. :eek:

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Thanks to all for your thoughts.

Anyone have an opinion about LG drives?

If I couldn't get a Lite-On I'd use LG in heartbeat. :thumbup:


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KrispyKritter wrote:
My Deskop has a Benq drive (lightscribe) it was bought when lightscribe was quite young. It has not given any problems, This laptop has its original drive.


Benq is a good drive. At least they were when I was keeping up with things.

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The LG GH22NP20 might be one to avoid. I have problems with Windows users not being able to read the disks I burn. Media brand may be the problem as well as burning speed. I bought a different brand of media but have yet to test the theories. Other than that, it is a fine drive.

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Do you have K3b set to Linux/Windows under the File System tab (in the burn window dialog that pops up when you hit Burn)? Or UDF? Both should be readable for Windows machines.

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Looking all over for the File System tab. Went to tools>burn and got the burn window to come up but still no tab. I'll try looking on the other computer when I get home. Thanks for the assistance. bg

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It may be necessary to have the Advanced elements to be able to see it. Open K3b and go to Settings/Configure K3b/Advanced(choice on the left)/Burning and choose Show advanced gui elements. Restarting K3b may be necessary. Remember you have to be in the burn dialog to see this. Under the Project menu/Burn (after selecting to start a new data project and moving something down in the project window)

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ctl+p brings up the properties window and then you can select file system.
And you do have to be in the burn dialog. Thanks.

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