This page will let you configure your drive and display many useful information about it.
To tell the program where your drive is, use the following buttons:
FryingPan will try to filter out the drivers that do not work with IDE/ATA/SCSI devices from the list. Please note this is not the end of your drive configuration. In current state most features will be disabled. To learn more about how to configure your drive, please open Configuring drive link.
To make sure your drive is fully supported by the program, you may wish to check the information shown on this page. Once drive information are true (except for speeds perhaps, please note that these are current drive speeds in fact) you can safely use the program with your drive. If these don't match, please contact me.
This buttons lets you select whether to display information about drive or show additional settings page.
A short description of displayed information:
- Mechanism shows what kind of mechanism your drive uses for loading CD/DVD media; most people will see tray here
- Drive reads (media) - what kind of media your drive can "eat" and read.
- Drive writes (media) - same as above, this time for writing. -ROM users should not see anything here.
- Drive reads and writes (data) - information about supported block formats and data types. The more - the better.
- Burnproof - for now only information if your drive can perform a buffer underrun free recording, but soon perhaps even the method used to avoid underruns (like SmartBurn etc).
- ISRC - in other words International Standard Recording Code - information about drive capabilities: whether it can or can not obtain ISRC code from your discs.
- Media Catalog Number - when supported, your drive can read "binary labels" from your CDs.
- Audio stream - when accurate, you can freely download audio tracks without syncing problems. If unsupported however, you should make sure your speed settings do not exceed maximum transfer rate, or your audio tracks will be scattered.
- Writing in test mode - tells whether your drive can simulate writing: when supported, your drive is able to behave as if it was writing your disc, having the laser switched off. Simulated writing does not cause any changes to your discs.
- Multisession - tells, whether or not your drive can read (and possibly write) multisession discs. Most people should see supported here.
- Buffer size - information about your drive's internal buffer size. The bigger this value is, the less memory you may use for writing discs on your machine.
- CDText information - when supported, your drive can read (and possibly write) CD-Text information.
- Current maximum read speed shows at what maximum speed your drive can read discs at the moment.
- Current maximum write speed - does pretty much the same, this time for writing. -ROM users should get no value here.
- Drive status - either registered or unregistered. Registered drives allow full read/write access to your media at any speed. More information about the difference is available in FAQ section.
Hardware settings page will allow you to set up your drive behavior and dos notification:
- Notify DOS about actions tells the program to inform DOS about changes.
- Autodetect DOS device will cause program to search for a respective DOS device each time it (the program) is started.
- DOS Device - you can manually specify DOS device name here. Don't forget the colons.
- Find DOS device - use this to make program fill the DOS name for you. If it worked, You can also enable autodetect dos device above.
- Probe speeds - enable this to let program base on speeds reported by drive. If FryingPan hangs with this option enabled, don't use it.
- Enable drive automation - when enabled, FryingPan will attempt to read most (or even all possible) information from your drive and media whenever a change occurs.