Something wrong with Disk Utility?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by xgsrpg, Aug 8, 2004.

  1. xgsrpg macrumors member

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    This may have been mentioned before, but I was burning a DVD image with Disk Utility on Panther 10.3.4 when I noticed that the information for the "MAT****ADVD-R UJ-825" in my new PowerBook listed the following:

    I'm sure that there's a mistake with this (unless for some reason i got a SuperSuperDrive :) ).

    I attached a screenshot for people who want to see.
     

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  2. xgsrpg thread starter macrumors member

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    Never mind I just read it over a few more times and I concluded that it's just saying what kinds of disks it can read.
     
  3. Nermal Moderator

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    The 'Capabilities' field lists what type of discs you can write to. The UJ-825 is a SuperDrive, and I don't see what the 'problem' is - it looks fine to me.
     
  4. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Which powerbook is it that you have? GHz speed, I mean..
     
  5. xgsrpg thread starter macrumors member

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    It's a 1.5 GHz brand new as of last week 15-incher. I knew it was a SuperDrive, but I thought SuperDrives only burnt CD-Rs and DVD-Rs, not DVD+R/RW also. It's weird that Apple's PowerBook tech specs only list DVD-R and CD-R(W) writing. But on Matsu****a's official specs (PDF) it lists support for DVD-R(W), DVD+R(W), and even DVD-RAM! I wonder why Apple doesn't want to list those on their page... And I wish this forum would stop censoring Matsushi/ta's name, especially since this is a Mac forum and PowerBooks are equipped with their drives.
     
  6. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    I know Apple quietly added +media support to their superdrives. But that was only for desktops. I have a 15" 1.25GHz PB from March with a Mat****a UJ-816. But it does not support +media. I wonder if I can get a firmware update?
     
  7. Finiksa macrumors 6502a

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    The drive already supports +R/W media, if anything it's just iApps that don't support the media. It should work fine with Toast etc.
     

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