CD and DVD Drive Identify Version 1.0 is a program that shows you the Hardware Model Number Hardware Serial Number and Firmware Revision Number for your IDE EIDE and SATA CD and DVD drives.
This program does not work with pci express cards. Also this program does not work with raid drives. The information this program gives you is usually printed on the label of the CD or DVD drive.The program will allow you to view this information without opening up your computer to look at the CD or DVD drive label. This program uses direct hardware access to view this information. Because this program uses direct hardware access to view this information this means that even if your computer bios will not recognize your CD or DVD drive this program will see your CD or DVD drive because it does not use the bios to look at the CD or DVD drive. Your CD or DVD drive needs to be working at the hardware level to get this information.
You can do a search on the internet for the Hardware Model Number or the Hardware Serial Number and this search will tell you what the specifications of the CD or DVD drive are such as:
1.If the drive is a CD or DVD drive. Also if the drive is a CD-R driveCD-RW driveDVD-R drive DVD-RW drive DVD+R drive DVD+RW drive.
2. The speed of the drive. This includes how fast the drive can read the CD or DVD disc. This can also include how fast the drive can write and re-write the CD or DVD disc.
3. What type of CD or DVD drive you have installed. The type of CD or DVD drive installed will be IDE EIDE or SATA.
4. The type of media you can burn you information to such as CD or DVD media and also the size in megabytes or gigabytes of the media that you can use with you CD or DVD drive. You can also find out the max speed of the of the CD or DVD media that you can use with your drive.