HP 1270 external DVD drive read/write formats?

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SantaFeBill
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HP 1270 external DVD drive read/write formats?
Jun 9, 2013

Does anyone know if this drive can write to double-sided (dual-sided) DVDs?

The manual is too generic. It simply says to check the HP site for the answer to this question. And of course there's no longer anything about the 1270 on HP's site, except some messages in the forum that deal with another issue.

Thanks for any insight.

Torsten Hoff
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Re: HP 1270 external DVD drive read/write formats?
In reply to SantaFeBill, Jun 10, 2013

I found information on a HP 1270i, which I assume is the internal SATA version. The mechanical drive and specs should be the same; if true, the drive supports both DVD+RDL and DVD-RDL media:

48xCDR CAV

32xCDRW ZCLV

24xDVD-R CAV

6xDVD-RW CLV

8xDVD-RDL ZCLV

24xDVD+R CAV

8xDVD+RW ZCLV

8xDVD+RDL ZCLV

12xDVD-RAM PCAV

http://www.videohelp.com/dvdwriters/hp-dvd1270i/2686

Free tools like ImgBurn can also display a list of drive capabilities, which would take all guessing out of the equation.

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In reply to SantaFeBill, Jun 10, 2013

SantaFeBill wrote:

Does anyone know if this drive can write to double-sided (dual-sided) DVDs?

The manual is too generic. It simply says to check the HP site for the answer to this question. And of course there's no longer anything about the 1270 on HP's site, except some messages in the forum that deal with another issue.

Thanks for any insight.

Did you mean Dual LAYER discs or double sided disks.  The two things are completely different.

I haven't seen any "double sided" DVDs or CDs (as blanks) for a long time.

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In reply to herebefore, Jun 10, 2013

herebefore wrote:

SantaFeBill wrote:

Does anyone know if this drive can write to double-sided (dual-sided) DVDs?

The manual is too generic. It simply says to check the HP site for the answer to this question. And of course there's no longer anything about the 1270 on HP's site, except some messages in the forum that deal with another issue.

Thanks for any insight.

Did you mean Dual LAYER discs or double sided disks.  The two things are completely different.

I haven't seen any "double sided" DVDs or CDs (as blanks) for a long time.

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Larry Lynch
Mystic, Connecticut
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Thanks. I of course meant dual layer. I was suffering from caffeine deprivation when I wrote my post ... .

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In reply to Torsten Hoff, Jun 10, 2013

Thanks very much!

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