Incorrect Identification

Cmp_Cmndo

Well-Known Member
Why is this LG optical drive identified as ATAPI, when it's SATA?
The HP optical drive is ATAPI.

HP CD Writer 52r ----------------------------------------------------------

[General information]
Drive Model: HP CD Writer 52r
Drive Revision: QPS2
Device Type: CD-R Writer
[Device capabilities]
Drive can read: CD-R, CD-RW
Drive can write: CD-R, CD-RW

HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GH22NS90 --------------------------------------------------

[General information]
Drive Model: HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GH22NS90
Drive Revision: HN00
Firmware Date: 2011-09-26 17:58:
Serial Number: K1ZBB9A0219
Device Type: DVD+R DL
[Device capabilities]
Drive can read: CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-RAM, DVD+R DL
Drive can write: CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-RAM, DVD+R DL
 

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Martin

HWiNFO Author
Staff member
Hard to say without the Debug File, but I assume it was not possible to retrieve more details about that drive, so HWiNFO assumed that.
 

Martin

HWiNFO Author
Staff member
Thanks, that confirms my assumption - the controller/driver unfortunately doesn't return enhanced information about that drive.
 

Cmp_Cmndo

Well-Known Member
Front nameplate says LG, maybe it was made for LG by somebody else. It was only about $15, new. The HP optical drive is over 10 years old & is not DVD & has lived in several different machines over the years. It's IDE & the current motherboard still has IDE & FDD . After this desktop, I have no more use for FDD or IDE. It doesn't fully support USB booting. Optical drives are being phased out, too, as USB flash drives are replacing them.
 
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