Is the 17" MBP Dual Layer? Burning DVD's on Mac

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Sesshi, Jul 31, 2006.

  1. Sesshi macrumors G3

    Sesshi

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    I never actually use writable DVD's for anything but in the next couple of weeks I need to burn some big ones. First question: Is my 17" MBP a Dual Layer drive, and if it is do I need some special software to write (data) to it? As you may be able to tell I don't have the Dual Layer media yet to experiment with. In fact I've only bought some writable (single layer) DVD-RW's today and planned to be fiddling about with them later but just wanted to be sure.
     
  2. d wade macrumors 65816

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    not sure of the question, but yeah you can burn DL discs
     
  3. aristobrat macrumors G4

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    I don't think you need any special software to burn DL data discs.
     
  4. funkychunkz macrumors 6502a

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    If your looking for an external drive lucid drives look awesome. They're made by MCE, not that I'm spamming.
     
  5. Makosuke macrumors 603

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    In answer to a portion of the question, yes, the 17" MBP drive is dual layer. The 15" one isn't because it didn't fit.
     
  6. Sesshi thread starter macrumors G3

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    Thanks. The confusion started from there (15 vs 17 specs).
     

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