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Drive Classes

 
Fully supported
 
Probably supported
 
Partly supported
 
Not supported
 
Unknown

 

Supported devices

CDVDBurn supports a wide range of both CD-R and CD-R/W drives as well as DVD writers. Support for new drives is added constantly to keep up with the fast-moving drives market.

However, your best bet might be to buy a drive/CDVDBurn bundle from one of the RISC OS dealers. It will save you a lot of hassle, and the dealer will have tested the drive before for CDVDBurn compatibility.

There are different drive classes for use with CDVDBurn. Some drives are fully supported, some are only partly supported, and some are not supported at all. Sometimes, there are OEM versions of drives available under a different brand name, or there were slight variations of a drive model available. These drives are grouped under probably supported - if you have such a drive, please contact me. The same goes for the drives under the unknown label.

The following compatibility table should help you to answer all your questions concerning working combinations.

Update! The latest CDBurn version (1.59 and later) and all CDVDBurn versions now features a configurable MMC driver. See the CDBurn/CDVDBurn support page for more information, and subscribe to the Smartgroups mailing list.

A set of drivers will become available here soon.

Fully supported drives

All these drives are fully tested and are used widely by customers.

DVD writers

Manufacturer Device Disc at once IDE/SCSI
Lite-On SOHW-1673S yes IDE

CD writers

Manufacturer Device ReWriter Audio Disc at once IDE/SCSI
Hewlett-Packard HP7100(+) yes r/w no IDE
Lite-On LTR-12101B yes r/w no IDE
Lite-On LTR-40125S yes r/w no IDE
Lite-On LTR-48126S yes r/w no IDE
Lite-On LTR-48246S yes r/w no IDE
Nomai 680.rw yes r/w soon SCSI
Philips CDD3600 yes r/w no SCSI
Philips CDD3610 yes r/w no IDE
Philips CDD3801 yes r/w no IDE
Philips OmniWriter 26A yes r/w soon SCSI
Plextor PX-W4220T yes r/w yes SCSI
Plextor PX-W8220T yes r/w yes SCSI
Plextor PX-W124T yes r/w yes SCSI
Plextor PX-W1210T yes r/w yes SCSI
Plextor PX-W1210A yes r/w no IDE(*)
Ricoh MP6200S yes r/w soon SCSI
Ricoh MP7040S yes r/w yes (?) SCSI
Ricoh MP7060S yes r/w yes (?) SCSI
Ricoh MP7060A yes r/w no IDE
Ricoh MP7080A yes r/w no IDE
Sony CRX-120E yes r/w no IDE
Sony CRX195A1 yes r/w no IDE
Sony CRX210A1 yes r/w no IDE
Sony CRX215A1 yes r/w no IDE
Traxdata CDRW2260+ yes r/w soon SCSI
Traxdata CDRW2260(Pro) yes r/w yes SCSI
Traxdata CDRW4260 yes r/w yes SCSI
Yamaha CRW2260 yes r/w yes SCSI
Yamaha CRW4260 yes r/w yes SCSI
Yamaha CRW4416 yes r/w yes SCSI
Yamaha CRW6416 yes r/w yes SCSI
Yamaha CRW8424 yes r/w yes SCSI(**)
Yamaha CRW8824 yes r/w yes SCSI(**)
Grundig CDR100 no r/w yes SCSI
Hewlett-Packard HP4020(i) no r/w yes SCSI
Hewlett-Packard HP6020(i) no r/w yes SCSI
Panasonic CW-7502 no r/w no (soon?) SCSI
Philips CDD2000 no r/w yes SCSI
Philips CDD2600 no r/w yes SCSI
Plasmon CDR4220 no r/w yes SCSI
Plextor PX-R820T no r/w yes SCSI
Sony CDU-920S no r/w no SCSI
Sony CDU-924S no r/w no SCSI
Sony CDU-926S no r/w no SCSI
Sony CDU-948S no r/w no SCSI
Teac CDR56S-400 no r/w soon SCSI
Teac CDR56S-450 no r/w soon SCSI
Teac CDR56S-450 no r/w soon SCSI
Teac CDR56S-600 no r/w soon SCSI
Teac CDR58S no r/w soon SCSI
Yamaha CDR200(c/t) no r/w yes SCSI
Yamaha CDR400(c/t) no r/w yes SCSI

(*) Unfortunately, the Plextor PX-W1210A does not work on the Risc PC internal IDE and on the Simtec IDE podule, it does however work on the APDL ideA podule. Other hosts (e.g. RiscStation or Mico) were not tested.

(**) Both the Yamaha CRW8424 and CRW8824 give problems when trying to be used as CDFS drives. Most CDFSSoftSCSI2 drivers I tried were not able to drive those devices successfully. Castle Technology know about the problem and should have a compatible driver by now.

Probably supported drives

These drives should really work, as they are either variants of another, fully supported drive, or they should conform to the MMC standard.

There are quite a lot of IDE drives that should either work out of the box or with minimal changes in CDBurn. If you intend to buy an IDE drive, please contact me.

Manufacturer Device ReWriter Audio Disc at once IDE/SCSI
HP 9210i yes r/w ? SCSI
Philips CDD521 no r/w no SCSI
Philips CDD522 no r/w no SCSI
Plasmon RF4100 no r/w no SCSI
Plasmon RF4102 no r/w no SCSI
Plasmon CDR480 no r/w no (?) SCSI
Plasmon CDR4400 no r/w no (?) SCSI
Plextor PX-R24CS no r/w no (?) SCSI
Plextor PX-R412C no r/w no (?) SCSI
Plextor PX-W124T yes r/w yes SCSI
Plextor PX-W1210T yes r/w yes SCSI
Ricoh RO-1420C no r/w no SCSI
Ricoh MP6201S yes r/w soon? SCSI
Ricoh MP6211S yes r/w soon? SCSI
Ricoh MP9060A yes r/w no IDE
Sony CRX-1xx yes r/w yes / no SCSI and IDE
Yamaha CRW4216 yes r/w yes? SCSI

Partly supported drives

These drives have been tested either by us or by customers and sort-of work. However, no proper documentation is available for those drives, so it is unlikely that these will ever be fully supported. Only buy one of those drives if you are sure that you will never need the missing features. However, if you already own such a drive, buying CDBurn might still be worthwhile.

Manufacturer Device ReWriter Audio Disc at once Limitations IDE/SCSI
JVC CD-R50S no r/- no no audio writing support SCSI
JVC CD-R55S no r/- no no audio writing support SCSI
Teac CD-R50S no r/- no no audio writing support SCSI
Teac CD-R55S no r/- no no audio writing support SCSI
Traxdata CDR4120 no r/- no no audio writing support SCSI

Not supported

These drives are not supported at all. The column labelled Comments might give you an idea if all hope is lost or not.

Manufacturer Device ReWriter Audio Disc at once Comments IDE/SCSI
JVC CDR100 no r/- no probably some day SCSI
JVC XR-W1001 no ?/- no never SCSI
JVC XR-W2001 no ?/- no never SCSI
JVC XR-W2010 no ?/- no never SCSI
JVC XR-W2020 no ?/- no never SCSI
JVC XR-W2040 no ?/- no never SCSI
Panasonic CW-7501 no ?/- no never SCSI
Plasmon CDR4240 no ?/- no never SCSI
Yamaha CDR100 no r/- no probably some day SCSI
Yamaha CDR102 no r/- no probably some day SCSI
Yamaha CRW8824E yes r/- no never (*) IDE

(*) The Yamaha CRW8824E is a strange device. While it was recognized on the IDE bus, CDBurn was not able to write a CD successfully. The writing seems to go through without problems, but the end result is not readable at all.

Unknown devices

The following devices have an unknown status. Availability is unclear, as well as compatibility with other devices.

Manufacturer Device ReWriter Comments
Compro CW-7503 no MMC compatible? SCSI

 
     

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