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My burner is not detected by toast, although the following is found in System Profiler, so should the burn features work in toast???? When I am ready to start burning after compilling the list of files that I want to burn - under the burn button it reads "No Burner Present or Found". Help !!!





Firmware Revision: HS02

Interconnect: ATAPI

Burn Support: Yes (Generic Drive Support)

Profile Path: None

Cache: 2048 KB

Reads DVD: Yes

CD-Write: -R, -RW

DVD-Write: -R, -R DL, -RAM, -RW, +R, +R DL, +RW

Write Strategies: CD-TAO, CD-SAO, CD-Raw, DVD-DAO

Media: Insert media and refresh to show available burn speeds

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Ordinarily, Toast automatically selects an available drive.


I'm completely ignorant of your particular drive, but when I did a quick Google search for the model, I only came up with a list of other peoples' problems with that model.


Under Tiger, there is a freeware utility called Patchburn which will add many third-party burner profiles to the operating system so that you can use your burner with iTunes and the other Apple applications. I am not sure that Patchburn will help Toast at all, nor am I sure that it will run at all under Leopard. I do not thing that it can hurt to try it, and see if it recognizes your burner.


You can get Patchburn here, and see if it helps anyway:




If I was in your situation, I'd also try to burn from iTunes, and see if it recognizes your burner. If you continue to have problems, I'd consider purchasing a more widely-supported burner, like a Pioneer D112. They are fast and very inexpensive, at around $30 in either black or white. SATA drives are equally inexpensive.


Roxio used to maintain a list of Toast-compatible recorders. However, they appear to have done away with that list. (If anyone has any information about the whereabouts of that list, please PM me with a link to it! I've needed that list several times in the last few weeks, and I can't locate it anywhere. TIA!)

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It's REALLY odd that the system would recognize your drive and that Toast won't support it. I saw that you are running Iatkos (it's great), but which version of Toast are you using? I have been told that under Leopard I should use 7.1.3, but I am having no problem with 8.0.1.


Toast 8.0.3 had problems on both my MacBook and my Hacky. When I started a burn, the progress dialog box would be completely white, showing no information. Great bug. Roxio's Toast team is traditionally wonderful at fixing stuff, though.

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