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No free space available on blank DVD discs

I have recently purchased a Dell Dimension 3000 fitted with a Sony DVD-ROM DDU 1615 & a Philips DVD +-RW DVD 8631.
The problem i have is that when i insert a blank DVD disc into either my DVD-ROM drive or my DVD +-RW drive & click on properties, the disc always shows full (no free space). I contacted Dell support & there advice was to update the firmware. I carried out the instructions from Dell support & now my DVD +-RW drive seems to perform better (burned DVD's now play on my Sony home cinema system which they would not do before i updated the firmware), but blank DVD discs still show full (no free space).
The problem is still on both drives & the discs i am using are Datawrite Classic 8x 4.7GB DVD-R
 
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Re: No free space available on blank DVD discs

Try a different brand like Memorex or Sony etc.......
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Re: No free space available on blank DVD discs




Hi Seekhelp,

Just to add with HTT`s, your DVD-ROM drive will not see / recognize blank DVD (writeable) media.
After the firmware update for the Philips, check that you have DMA enabled; click on the CD/RW link in my post and scroll to Section 15, article 14.

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the good fortune to run into the ones I do and the eyesight to tell the
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Re: No free space available on blank DVD discs

Hi Predator,

Thanks for your help & advice, I now understand that my DVD-ROM drive does not recognize blank media. Also, I followed your instructions & I can confirm that I have DMA enabled. I am now waiting to try some different media.

Kind Regards,
 
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Re: No free space available on blank DVD discs

Hi HTT Good HT Bad,

Thanks for your help, I am waiting to try a some different brands.

 

Kind Regards,

Seekhelp1

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