vbl117 wrote:SD-M1612 could , so i think SD-M1712 can ( i think owners will confirm that ) . The Toshiba SD-M1612 was the first DVD ROM drive to read all writable/rewritable DVD formats ( DVD-R/RW , DVD+R/+RW , and DVD RAM ) ......
That's not entirely true. Not all 1612 revisions are capable of reading DVD+R(W).
SD-M1712 is DVD Multi compatible, thus it reads any DVD format.
What information source is telling you that the SD-M1712 is DVD Multi compatible? The specs are at the URL:
http://sdd.toshiba.com/cda/main.aspx?Pa ... 9c00001113
Read the top line:
DVD: DVD-ROM (DVD-5, DVD-9, DVD-10, DVD-18), DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD-RAM
No DVD-Multi, DVD+R or DVD+RW. That to means that the drive could read DVD+R or DVD+RW discs, but the drive's performance with any DVD+ media is not guaranteed because the drive does not officially support the DVD+R or DVD+RW formats. I have already read a review on the 1712 that shows trouble reading a DVD+R disc--in this review, the drive got a read failure after reading 4 GB from the DVD+R disc. I know Toshiba could/should fix problems like this in firmware, but, since the drive doesn't officially support reading of any DVD+ media, it seems clear that the Toshiba 1712 drive is not for anyone wanting a DVD-ROM that can read DVD+R and DVD+RW discs *reliably*. One other thing: Toshiba is a supporter of the DVD- formats, like Pioneer and Apple are. It seems that Toshiba is less inclined to support reading of the DVD+ formats, since the company doesn't support DVD+ and instead supports DVD-.