Dual DVD Drive?


  • How can I tell if my DVD drive supports and writes to both sides of a dual layer DVD RW disc? I need to store some files/photos that total a lot more than a single sided disc. Is there s description somewhere in Device Manager, for example? I don't want to spend the money on a bunch of Dual layer DVD's if my laptop does not support it.


    HP15 TouchSmart

    Wednesday, April 19, 2017 5:12 PM

All replies

  • Download and install Nero Info Tool

    If your DVD burner supports (both read and write) Dual Layer (DL), then the tool will show green tick mark against -R DL, +R DL.

    S.Sengupta, Windows Insider MVP

    Thursday, April 20, 2017 7:58 AM
  • Hi,

    We could find the model of your DVD/CD device in Device Manager, then check if the device support dual layer burn from manufacturer website. If yes, download Windows 8.1 compatibility driver from manufacturer website.


    There are some third party software could check if your device support dual layer burn after run them. Search them from Google.

    Best regards,

    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help.
    If you have feedback for TechNet Subscriber Support, contact

    Thursday, April 20, 2017 10:02 AM