How to Start Burning LightScribe Discs
Updated 3/3/2011 by SuperMediaStore Staff

How to Start Burning LightScribe Discs

It's easy to create unique and impressive CD and DVD labels for personal and business use. Check out the following sections to learn more about what you need to get started today.

Do I need a new computer to get LightScribe? Can I just buy a LightScribe disc drive and connect it to my computer?

LightScribe-enabled disc drives are available as peripherals and plug-in replacement drives for your existing computer. Or you can buy a new computer with a LightScribe-enabled disc drive. There is no consumer kit to convert a non-LightScribe drive to a LightScribe-enabled drive.

Does LightScribe work on both PCs and Macs?

LightScribe is available on Windows 2000 and XP and supports Mac OS X 10.3 via the LaCie d2 DVD±RW external Double Layer drives and DVD±RW internal drive.

Will I need to purchase a new LightScribe DVD drive when the new media with the speed enhancement is available in the market?

LightScribe has announced a speed enhancement to be available in early 2006. The enhancement comes from changes made to the discs themselves, and these new media will be compatible with the existing drive. So if you were to buy a drive now, you would be able to take advantage of the faster discs when they are available.

Will there be a firmware or software update required to take advantage of the speed enhancement?

Yes, when your insert the new media in your drive the first time, you will be prompted to download an easy and free driver update. This update can typically be obtained though your hardware brand provider.

This article is provided to inform and inspire, and is not intended to replace professional guidance and services. Your system and software may be different from what is described and LightScribe is not responsible for troubleshooting or system failures.