Burning discs

Discussion in 'macOS' started by PYR0M310N, Jan 17, 2007.

  1. PYR0M310N macrumors 6502a

    PYR0M310N

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    I have just ordered some dual layered dvd's off amazon, and stupidly didn't check to see if my G5 is able to burn onto them. does anyone know if a G5 with superdrive is capable of this?
     
  2. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    depends on the iMac, some more details about your iMac would be helpful.
     
  3. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    All generations of the iMac G5 have dual layer writing support for DVD+R DL only (not DVD-R DL), with the exception of the very first generation (which is single layer only... I don't know an easy, non-technical way to tell apart Rev. A from the "Ambient Light Sensor" Rev. B iMac, although... I guess you could turn the lights out! :D ).

    The easiest way to see which formats you support is to click on the apple menu in the upper left corner of the screen, then About This Mac, then "More Info." All supported formats are listed in the Disc Burning section of the System Profiler. :)
     
  4. PYR0M310N thread starter macrumors 6502a

    PYR0M310N

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    17" G5 with isight purchased about 2 days before the intel came out so is still PPC
     
  5. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Look at my post above yours... ;)

    P.S. How did you end up with a 150GB hard drive (according to your sigs)? Apple never shipped that disk size in an iMac, did they?
     
  6. PYR0M310N thread starter macrumors 6502a

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