View Full Version : HL-DT-ST DVDRAM??? Who makes it, what is full model number

03-13-2013, 05:52 PM
I have a new (2 weeks) G75VW, Best Buy special with the slow HD... It has a CD/DVD Burner that is listed in Device Manager only as "HD-DT-ST DVDRAM" no model number is seen by Windows 8. I have been unable to get this drive to burn CD's using ITUNES while it will burn ok with Media Player and Nero Express. Trying to determine where the problem is; drivers, firmware, ITUNES, registry, etc. When searching for HD-DT-ST on the internet I see most every post is followed by a model number. Is Windows 8 not seeing one for this drive or is there no model number on the drives installed in the G75VW? The forums for Windows 8 as well as the Windows 8 Support Group and ITUNES (Apple) Support have not been much help.. I have found an entry in the registry that ITUNES seems to look for (if it isn't there with high and low filters listed ITUNES say I need to reinstall it but when I do that the installation does not change or add the required entries). Beginning to think the "I" in ITUNES stands for "Idiot"...

03-13-2013, 11:35 PM
Welcome to the ROG forums!

My older G75VW Win8 device manager shows 'HL-DT-ST-DVDRAM GT51N', but you may have a different optical drive.
Under my device manager properties for the DVD drive under the 'details' tab and 'Hardware Ids' property drop down option it also lists that model.

If you can figure out how to get into the bios (hold 'F2' at power up or hold the left shift key while restarting Win8 (hopefully it isn't updating Windows) and select 'troubleshoot', 'advanced options', and UEFI settings), the same DVD drive model info is listed under the 'advanced' settings/SATA Configuration.

From searching the internet, it appears 'HL-DT-ST' stands for Hitachi-LG Data Storage.

Hope this helps, but feel free to ask for more suggestions.

03-14-2013, 12:57 AM
Question on the DVD RAM answered by d-Albert, many thanks for helping out. I shall learn as I go.. Not afraid to try anything new so with that info in hand I shall further play with things and see what I can muck up:p

08-04-2013, 09:45 AM
Hi, I recently have been having problems with my CD/DVD, it does not recognize cd's or dvd's as full, it identifies them as blank. Where can I acquire the drive?
Can it be a mechanical problem?

I would appreciate your help.

08-04-2013, 02:07 PM
I would suggest Hwinfo64 (http://www.hwinfo.com/download.php), It will show you all the details of all your hardware and lots more and its free

08-04-2013, 09:24 PM
Hi, I did download the program you recommended, but even knowing the model of the driver, I cannot seem to find it over the net.
My machine is an Asus G75VW.

Is there anyplace where I can acquire it? I have been looking for it inside Asus forums and driver pages.

I would appreciate your help.

08-05-2013, 03:59 PM
Check this page and tab in Hwinfo64 as you can see it show my exact OD model number and all details of this drive24605

08-05-2013, 06:51 PM
The drivers for all CD DVD BD etc are standard Windows drivers. You can delete them from Device manager and restart they will reinstall automatically.

You might find this fix (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314060) will solve your problem if it is not a hardware problem

03-06-2014, 09:12 AM
Odd, I have a GT51N Hitachi Burner, and all it sees with brand new CDs or DVDs are full disks, not empty ones. I put them in, it spits them out asking me to insert a writable disk. I'm beginning to want to write to that burner with a hammer. I'm running Win 7 Home Premium on a G75VW. Everything says it's working just fine; but it clearly isn't. I'm trying to burn a Linux rescue disk on this Laptop to take over to my Desktop that has all my documents and pictures on it, but suddenly won't boot. It won't start Windows in Safe Mode with any options at all, and it won't start normally either, though it says it's staring, then goes to a blank screen, forever.

I can get to the bios and setup on the desktop to tell it to boot from the DVD player instead of the HDD, but that won't do me any good at all unless I can get this ROG thing to burn a simple DVD. Any suggestions?

03-06-2014, 06:15 PM
Thought we weren't able to do much in safe mode, but tried booting to it in my Win7 G75VW unit and was able to read a DVD there (hopefully your drive can read disks at least?) and even start burning a disk with the Power2Go software in safe mode if you want to try it.

Not sure if it's a hardware or software issue, but if you have other burning software installed, you might try uninstalling it to use the built-in Win7 burning software.

Otherwise, if it makes sense, consider removing the drive from your non-booting desktop and get a USB adapter to connect to another computer that can read it, or if you have a spare desktop hard drive available, install an OS on it?

Good luck!