Can a DVD drive also burn DVD blank disc?

Updated: 04/01/2018 by Computer Hope

No. The only drive capable of creating a DVD (digital versatile disc) is a DVD-R (digital versatile disc recordable), DVD+R, or DVD+-RW drive. A traditional DVD drive is only capable of reading a DVD, but not write to a disc or burn a blank disc.

DVD drive in Device Manager

If you're unsure if your computer has a DVD burner, or a drive capable of creating discs open Device Manager and look under the DVD/CD-ROM drives area. In the picture shows different drives capable of writing to a DVD.