17" Powerbook may not burn DVD-R at 2x speed...

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by Over Achiever, Jan 17, 2003.

  1. macrumors 68000

    Over Achiever

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    ...it might be 1x like the 15" powerbook.

    http://forums.macnn.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=140978

    According to the thread starter:
    I don't know how reliable this is, but it will make a lot of angry Apple customers if this turns out to be true. Not sure if this is new, but the specs on the webpage states:

    The specs in the pdf file and the main webpage for the 17" model still states 2x DVD-R...hope this stays true.
     
  2. macrumors newbie

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    Can you request NO SUPERDRIVE for 17"?

    If the burn speed isn't up to snuff, can you ask Apple to put a Combo Drive instead? I don't really need a DVD burner at the moment, and I'd rather buy one down the road when speeds are higher and prices are cheaper. Pulling it from the 17" would drop the price by about $250 too...
     
  3. macrumors 601

    Chaszmyr

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    You can not get a 17'' PowerBook without a SuperDrive... Which I think is a shame because the average consumer doesnt need a DVD-R, in my opinion, and ComboDrives burn CD-Rs significantly faster than SuperDrives.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors 68000

    Over Achiever

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    The original pdf file has been fixed.

    It is now 1x DVD-R burn speed, and 8x DVD read speed.
     
  5. macrumors regular

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    I would also like to burn at 2x, and of course the SuperDrive in my Dual 800 can. However, it is strongly suggested to burn DVDs at 1x because burning at 2x frequently causes errors and the DVD won't work. So, if you subscribe to that theory, as I do, then having a 1x SuperDrive in the PowerBook should be fine.

    No need to make a collection of coasters...
     

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