DVD DL on intel iMac?

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  1. frankm007 macrumors regular

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    Quick question, can the DVD writer on the intel iMac write to DVD-R DL or must it be DVD+R DL only? According to the specs on the apple website it reads:

    Optical drive: Slot-loading 8x SuperDrive with 2.4x Dual Layer burn (DVD+R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
     
  2. Artful Dodger macrumors 68020

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    So far it's +R only for DL (on my Intel iMac) but you might want to find someone with Toast 7 and see if that program has -R DL written for it. If not have to wait for an update I guess :cool:
     
  3. ftaok macrumors 601

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    Does DVD-R DL even exist? I've only seen +R DL available in stores.
     
  4. homerjward macrumors 68030

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    yeah, but almost no one uses it. there are very few drives that can even write to it.
     
  5. Artful Dodger macrumors 68020

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    I used the +R DL to backup everything on my iMac and was that nice to do all on one disc for a change ;)
    It's a shame that it takes stores so long to get items like that in as then you need to order it online only. Not to mention the cost is rather high and then you have to wait for a sale.
    I wondered how long it would take for -R DL to come out but I think +R DL has a huge market hold that most drives won't support -R DL for some time.
     

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