DVD+R/+RW in iMac?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by sebisworld, Aug 29, 2003.

  1. sebisworld macrumors 6502

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    Hi,
    I have the latest iMac that shipped with a the Sony DE-U10A superdrive. I've read some comments stating that a mac firmware upgrade exists that adds DVD+R/+RW burning support. The only problem is that I can't find such on update that would run on a Mac. I'd appreciate if anyone could help me.

    Thanks a bunch
    Sebastian
     
  2. medea macrumors 68030

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    Re: DVD+R/+RW in iMac?

    There is always the possibility that I am wrong here, but the iMac comes with a DVD-R not +R and no firmware update would change that property. Different lasers.
     
  3. mrjamin macrumors 65816

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    Re: Re: DVD+R/+RW in iMac?

    According to this page the iMac superdrives only support dvd-r, not even dvd-rw. The lasers are different lenses, well, variations of the same lense and no firmware will change this from what i understand.
     
  4. sebisworld thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well, Apple only supports DVD-R (even though DVD-RW works fine). The original Sony drive, however, supports DVD-R/-RW/+R/+RW, but Apple crippled the firmware.
     
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