New 20" iMac, Dual Layer DVD Burning

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  1. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    According to apple.com, the new 20" iMacs allow Dual Layer DVD Burning

    From apple.com:
    17-inch model with 2.0GHz processor, 20-inch model and 24-inch model with slot-loading 8x SuperDrive (DVD+R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW):
    Writes DVD+R DL discs at up to 2.4x speed
    Writes DVD-R and DVD+R discs at up to 8x speed
    Writes DVD-RW and DVD+RW discs at up to 4x speed
    Reads DVDs at up to 8x speed
    Writes CD-R discs at up to 24x speed
    Writes CD-RW discs at up to 16x speed
    Reads CDs at up to 24x speed

    Now, when I look at system profiler, it doesn't mention Dual Layer reading or writing, unlike a similar system profile from a new Macbook pro that I found. See the two attached.

    Can someone with a new 20"/24" iMac check what their system profiler says.
     

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  3. swiftaw thread starter macrumors 603

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  4. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    No clue. My Core Duo iMac mentions dual layer burning.
     
  5. swiftaw thread starter macrumors 603

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    Problem Solved

    See new attachment of system profiler.

    The problem. Was running XP in Parallels in the background. I forgot that when you have parallels running ot kind of takes control of the Superdrive.
     

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  7. puckhead193 macrumors G3

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    mine... not that it matters ne more
     

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  8. volcano macrumors newbie

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    haha, glad you figured that out.

    I was going to point out in any case: the iMacs have featured Dual-layer Superdrives since the Rev. B iMac G5 was released in June 2005.
     

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