Dual Layer Burning?

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    goodwisha

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    I've just bought a Powerbook G4 and it's got a MATSHITA DVD-R UJ-845E drive. What I've been told is that it's capable of burning Dual Layer DVD. However I can't find anything on that. So is it true, can it burn DL? I've heard many thing's that it can, that it can't, and that it can but apples disabled it.
     
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    ColoJohnBoy

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    It certainly can. :) From Apple's PowerBook page...
     

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    goodwisha

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    That's Great!

    Ok that's great to know but it doesn't show that it has Dual Layer Capabilities.

    This is a copy of what it shows maybe I'm not reading it right.
    MATSHITA DVD-R UJ-845E:

    Firmware Revision: DMP2
    Interconnect: ATAPI
    Burn Support: Yes (Apple Shipped/Supported)
    Cache: 2048 KB
    Reads DVD: Yes
    CD-Write: -R, -RW
    DVD-Write: -R, -RW, +R, +RW
    Burn Underrun Protection CD: Yes
    Burn Underrun Protection DVD: Yes
    Write Strategies: CD-TAO, CD-SAO, DVD-DAO
    Media: No

    My powerbook was made in the 25th week of '05 so it's pretty new.
     
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    Laser47

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    Yea my ibook has that drive too. Its the new 14" bought in september

    MATSHITA DVD-R UJ-845E:

    Firmware Revision: DMP2
    Interconnect: ATAPI
    Burn Support: Yes (Apple Shipped/Supported)
    Cache: 2048 KB
    Reads DVD: Yes
    CD-Write: -R, -RW
    DVD-Write: -R, -RW, +R, +RW
    Burn Underrun Protection CD: Yes
    Burn Underrun Protection DVD: Yes
    Write Strategies: CD-TAO, CD-SAO, DVD-DAO
    Media: No

    Its funny how apple disables things, just to sell powerbooks.
     
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    Laser47

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    You have the 12" right? AFAIK thats the only powerbook now offered that does not support DL, despite the fact the drive is physically capable of burning DL. The only way we would be able to get DL if someone makes a firmware update for the drive to enable it.
     
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    goodwisha

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    PowerBook

    Actually I have the Powerbook 15" 1.67ghz. All that I read about it says it does, but it doesn't show up. I guess I will just buy a dual layer and try it.
     
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    Is it really the new HD one or the one before that? Mine shows:

    MATSHITA DVD-R UJ-846:

    Firmware-revisio: FAAG
    Liitä yhteen: ATAPI
    Polttotuki: Kyllä (Applen toimittama/tukema)
    Välimuisti: 2048 Kt
    Lukee DVD:itä: Kyllä
    Poltettavat CD-mediat: -R, -RW
    Poltettavat DVD-mediat: -R, -RW, +R, +RW, +R DL
    Polton alivuodon suojaus CD: Kyllä
    Polton alivuodon suojaus DVD: Kyllä
    Kirjoitusstrategiat: CD-TAO, CD-SAO, DVD-DAO
    Media: Ei

    It´s in finnish (kyllä=yes, ei=no) but as you can see it clearly states that +R DL is supported.
     

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