I have an optical media in an optical drive in a remote headless server. Is it possible to view:
1) optical media capabilities(is it a CD-R, CD-RW, DVD, supported speeds, supported max storage size)
2) optical drive capabilities(does it support writing to DVD's, speeds, is DVD-RAM or BD supported etc)
I checked drive capabilities using the wodim(1)
# wodim -inq dev='/dev/scd0'
Device type : Removable CD-ROM
Version : 5
Response Format: 2
Vendor_info : 'HL-DT-ST'
Identification : 'RW/DVD GCC-4241N'
Revision : '1.04'
Device seems to be: Generic mmc2 DVD-ROM.
..but information is rather short and insufficient(for example capabilities are not listed). If I do "wodim -vv dev='/dev/scd0' -dummy *.iso" I see the same information and nothing about the optical media is printed to sdtout.
In other words I search for something similar to Nero InfoTool
, but on a Linux platform and CLI environment