QUICK! Can my PB burn to a DVD+R?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by diehldun, May 20, 2006.

  1. diehldun macrumors 6502a

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    Sorry about being quick, but I have to do a massive project today. I just came back from CompUSA to buy black DVDs to burn to. However, I didn't know whether to get DVD+R discs or DVD-R. The guys there had no clue, so I ended up with the DVD+R pack.

    However, when I got back, I checked the PB manual (17" 1.33GHz), and it only mentioned being able to copy to DVD-R. I also looked up at apple.com, and it just confused me even more.

    So, with a blank DVD+R, can my PB burn? Or must I return it ASAP for for DVD-R? :confused:

    I just don't want to open the 50-pack only to find out it doesn't work. Thanks a bunch for you ASAP responses!!!!
     
  2. FF_productions macrumors 68030

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    Go to system profiler and look for your superdrive, in their it should show it's capabilities.
     
  3. ImNoSuperMan macrumors 65816

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    I m pretty sure it works with DVD+ R.

    Here you can confirm it on MB specs on Apple website

    EDIT: Sorry I mistook PB for a MB. I have no idea bout the PB dvd drive:eek:
     
  4. diehldun thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I did check; it only listed "-R, -RW". But I've heard from several people (see the post below yours) that it DOES work, and that's why I'm confused. :confused:
     
  5. andym172 macrumors 6502

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  6. ImNoSuperMan macrumors 65816

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    He cant. Read the first post-
     
  7. ImNoSuperMan macrumors 65816

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    OOPS. I mistook PB for MB. Extremely Sorry:eek:
     
  8. ImNoSuperMan macrumors 65816

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    My MB says this bout the SuperDrive.

    "
    MATSHITA DVD-R UJ-857:

    Firmware Revision: HBE4
    Interconnect: ATAPI
    Burn Support: Yes (Apple Shipped/Supported)
    Cache: 2048 KB
    Reads DVD: Yes
    CD-Write: -R, -RW
    DVD-Write: -R, -RW, +R, +RW
    Burn Underrun Protection CD: Yes
    Burn Underrun Protection DVD: Yes
    Write Strategies: CD-TAO, CD-SAO, DVD-DAO
    Media: No "

    It definitely has + and - R DVD listed under DVD write. So in case yours says DVD -R and -RW then it`ll burn only those formats IMO. So better get that pack replaced then taking a chance and ending up with 50 Blank DVDs which you cant use.
     
  9. andym172 macrumors 6502

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    If it was urgent you'd just open the pack, or would have bought both +R and -R IMO.
     

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