DEVICE ID: Find device ID to verify drive is supported by GEAR

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Revision as of 20:14, 2 June 2006

Applies to Products: All

Applies to Operating Systems: All Windows

Summary Many brands of CD and DVD recorders us mechanisms built by other manufacturers.

Because of this it is possible that a device may not appear as being supported in the Supported Recorders list, but because it uses a mechanism that is supported, the device is also supported.

Discussion To find out if an un-listed device is supported, the device's Vendor and Product ID need to be found. This can be done via the operating system.

- Win2000 and WinXP - - Right click my computer and select properties from the resulting menu. - Select the Hardware tab in the System Properties dialog, and open the Device Manager. - Open the DVD/CD-ROM drives item in the Device Manager. - A list of all reader and writer devices will be shown. - The manufacture's name will be the Vendor ID part of the device's ID string and the rest of the string will be the Product ID.

- NT40 - - Open the Control Panel in the Start|Settings menu. - Select the SCSI Adapters item. - On the Devices tab, open either the SCSI controler item if using a SCSI device or one of the IDE/ATAPI items if using an IDE, USB or FireWire device. - A list of all reader and writer devices attached to that bus will be shown. - The manufacture's name will be the Vendor ID part of the device's ID string and the rest of the string will be the Product ID.


- Win9x - - Right click My Computer and select properties from the resulting menu. - Select the Device Manage tab in the System Properties dialog. - Open the CDROM item in the Device Manager. - A list of all reader and writer devices will be shown. - The manufacture's name will be the Vendor ID part of the device's ID string and the rest of the string will be the Product ID.


Search for the Vendor and Product ID in the Supported Recorders list.

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