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Using an optical drive

An optical drive, such as a DVD-ROM drive, supports optical discs (CDs and DVDs). These discs store
or transport information and play music and movies. DVDs have a higher storage capacity than CDs.
Optical drives can read from and select models can write to optical media as described in the following
table.
Optical drive
type
HD-DVD
DVD±RW/R
and CD-RW
Combo Drive
with Double-
Layer support
LightScribe
DVD±RW and
CD-RW Combo
Drive with
Double-Layer
support
NOTE:
Some of the optical drives listed may not be supported by your computer. The listed drives are not
necessarily all of the supported optical drives.
CAUTION:
functionality, do not initiate Sleep or Hibernation while reading or writing to a CD or DVD.
To prevent loss of information, do not initiate Sleep or Hibernation when writing to a CD or DVD.
If Sleep or Hibernation is initiated during playback of a disc, you may experience the following behaviors:
Your playback may be interrupted.
You may see a warning message asking if you want to continue. If this message is displayed, click
No.
You may need to restart the CD or DVD to resume audio and video playback.
Read CD and
Write to CD-
DVD-ROM
RW media
media
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
To prevent possible audio and video degradation, or loss of audio or video playback
Write to DVD
Write to DVD
±RW/R media
+R DL media
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Write label to
Write to DVD-
LightScribe
RAM media
CD or DVD
±RW/R
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
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