PowerBook SuperDrive

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by danny_boy, Aug 18, 2005.

  1. danny_boy macrumors member

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    Hi,

    I have just burnt my first DVD with my new PowerBook. Why is it I can only write a either 1x or 2x speed? When the disk I'm using are 1-8x speed? My SuperDrive I believe is 8x? It's really frustrating as DVD's take ages to burn at 2x speed. Any advice? I'm using finder to burn my DVD's?

    Danny
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

    robbieduncan

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    It's down to the firmware not recognising the disk as 8x compatible. Either find upgraded firmware (difficult) or find a list of media that actually works at 8x.

    Apple seem to have tweeked the firmware to be over picky to give a better chance of a good burn.
     
  3. matticus008 macrumors 68040

    matticus008

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    I've used Imation media with no trouble burning at full speed. I've also used the Newegg branded media, also with no trouble. What program are you using to author DVDs?
     
  4. danny_boy thread starter macrumors member

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    I'm using Finder to burn my disks and Maxell disks. Only got 3 disks left to use so maybe it's time for some better ones? Any recommendations?

    Danny
     
  5. iEdd macrumors 68000

    iEdd

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    I like TDK. The DVD-R (8x) ones are great. I am going to buy some 16x DVD+R soon too :)
     
  6. AlBDamned macrumors 68030

    AlBDamned

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    See this thread...

    Check out This Thread on the matter.
     

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