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Can i use DVD+R

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by PeterBonnar, Oct 26, 2004.

  1. macrumors member

    I read on here a few day ago a thread where someone gave a terminal command to tell if your Superdrive is capable of writting to DVD+R.

    Can anyone tell me the command... i've searched but can't find it!

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    Think this might have been the post you were looking for ;)
  3. macrumors member

    it is!!! God Bless you... and your avatar!
  4. macrumors 68020


    Interesting. I tried the command referenced in the link above, and it only reported the "-" formats, even though I'm right in the middle of burning a "+rw" (Pioneer DVR-107D, PM G5 original drive). It also report cache at 0k. Sounds a bit unreliable to me.
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    Interesting, a DVR-107d should list + media as supported in Panther. It's pretty darned close to the 108.

    [b]yellow% drutil info[/b]
     Vendor   Product           Rev 
     PIONEER  DVD-RW  DVR-108   1.04
       Interconnect: ATAPI
       SupportLevel: Vendor Supported
              Cache: 2000k
           CD-Write: -R, -RW, BUFE, CDText, Test, IndexPts, ISRC
          DVD-Write: -R, -RW, +R, +RW, BUFE, Test
         Strategies: CD-TAO, CD-SAO, CD-Raw, DVD-DAO
  6. macrumors 68020


    Weird, I rebooted after updating QT and re-ran the drutil command. Now the report is exactly as yours. I have updated the firmware on my drive to the last pioneer firmware release for the 107D (1.20), but I had rebooted since then. I did some dvd burns this am with toast, but I can't see offhand why that would change anything.

    A news item on 'hardmac' today suggests that these drives are actually 108s. They plan to do some testing and post the results. It may be possible to re-flash these drives with pioneer 108 firmware and get full functionality. We'll see.

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