You will need
- Computer, drive, software AIDA64 Extreme Edition, Internet access
Open "My computer". Select the optical drive by pressing the right button of the mouse. Pop up the context menu. In this menu, click "Properties". Then click on the tab "Equipment". A window will open, which will be the model name of your optical drive. Name is the model name, the string "Type" must be written on DVD/CD drives.
If in addition to the model need to know additional features your optical drive, you will need a special program of monitoring and diagnostics of the computer. Download from Internet the program AIDA64 Extreme Edition. Install it on your computer and run it. Wait until the process is complete, check the system equipment. You will then be taken to the main menu of the program.
Explore the interface of the program. The main menu is divided into two Windows. In the left window, locate the component "information Storage". Opposite him is the arrow. Click on this arrow with the left mouse button, which opens a list with different types of devices. From this list select "Optical drives".
Now in the right window will display information about your optical drive. If you have a few at the very top of the window will be a list of drives. Note the Properties section of the optical memory device". There find the line "device Description". It shows the model of your optical drive. In the same section find the line "Manufacturer", wherein the manufacturer of your drive.
Also in the program window there is information about the speed of record and reading of disks, type of disks supported and the technologies supported by the drive. At the bottom of the window is a link to the official website of the device manufacturer and a link to the updates page drivers. In order to link to, double click it with the left mouse button. It will open the window of your Internet browser.
Define the model for the inscriptions. If you don't know how to find out which drive is on a PC, then to the inscriptions on its front side. Except for the logo of the manufacturer, you can see the maximum speed supported by the drive type.
Need to open the tray of the DVD drive and compare the trays of drives. Trays LiteOn and Benq drives are almost identical. If for some reason you can't open the tray, it is possible to determine the actuator through the small hole in the drive.