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    elanvital11
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    Sony DRX820UL-T/Mac OS x 10.2
    Hello All,

    I recently purchased an external DVD burner from Sony Model# DRX820UL-T to use with my Mac OS X 10.2 "Backup" software.

    The drive plays dvd's and recognizes discs already written. The problem is with blank discs. Mac OS will not recognize blank DVD's nor CD's. Once after placing a blank CD in I get an alert that my drive is not supported, and then I can't eject.

    Using Toast, however, the program recognizes the drive as DRU-820A, and burns properly. Can I only access this drive through this software and not through Mac OS?

    I need help here.

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    Download patchburn (www.patchburn.de), follow the instructions and all should be fixed

  3. #3
    elanvital11
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    Thanks for the reference, ampliphonic.

    I ran Patchburn which successfully created a driver for the DVD-RW, but even after a reboot, the neither Backup nor DataBackup recognized the drive.

    Is it possible that there is something wrong with my OS? or hardware possibly?

    What are my alternatives?
    With a blank disk, Disk Utility States:

    Total Capacity: 0.00 Bytes
    Disk Write Status: Read Only

    Should I try a different drive vendor? I fear the same.

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    Is the drive recognized by the finder now? Can you use the built in burn features in iTunes, iPhoto, iDVD?

  5. #5
    elanvital11
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    Thanks Aptmunich,

    Patchburn did in fact work.
    It created a new driver for the drive.

    The problem turned out to be insufficient hard-disk space. Only had a couple gig's left. It was ironic. I bought the burner to archive important files only to have the files keep Mac OS from recognizing the disk.

    Thanks very much for your help.

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