LaCie d2 DVD±RW 22x with LightScribe, Hi-Speed USB 2.0 and FireWire 400
I wanted a DVD writer so I could store photo archive on DVDs, so I bought the above.
" ... Mac OS 10.3 or later has the ability to burn CDs and DVDs directly from a Finder window. The easiest way to do this is through a "Burn Folder". Follow the procedure below to do this.
1. From the Finder Menu bar, click File, then New Burn Folder. A new folder will appear in the Finder window focused on, or on the desktop if there are no windows open.
2. Drag-and-drop files into the burn folder, and click the burn button in the upper-right corner of the Window.
3. A prompt will appear requesting a blank CD or DVD. This disc can be placed in any connected drive capable of burning a disc. There is no configuration required to specify which drive to use."
That looked good.
I have used the CD-ROM supplied to install software and the Toast7 part works fine, with easy DVD burning.
BUT I also want to be able to burn DVDs from Finder, without the use of Toast.
This does not seem to work, even though the "software successfully installed" message was shown & the iBook was automatically Restarted.
System Profiler does not show the FirewireBus as being able to burn DVDs - though it should say "OK by vendor" or words to that effect.
No sign of the "Burn Folder" option.
LaCie Tech Support have not been able to provide a cure.
Has anyone else succeeded in getting this DVD Writer to burn disks from Finder?
I am using Apple iBook G4 on OSX 10.3.9, which complies with the stated System Requirements.
It has a built in drive to read/write CDs and read DVDs but NOT to write/burn DVDs.
I have used the FireWire400 connections.