What are the Mac burn speeds?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by Gary King, Jun 28, 2005.

  1. Gary King macrumors 6502

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    What are the burn speeds for the Combo Drives and SuperDrives? Is it the same for all Macs? If not, then anyone able to list burn speeds, or link to them?
     
  2. feakbeak macrumors 6502a

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  3. shadowmoses macrumors 68000

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    SOme are 4x in the mac mini's for instance but most burn at 8x and the new powermac's are dual layer

    ShadOW :rolleyes:
     
  4. eXan macrumors 601

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  5. Darwin macrumors 65816

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    For Mac Mini Combo Drive:

    reads CDs at up to 24x speed
    writes CD-R discs at up to 24x speed
    writes CD-RW discs at up to 16x speed

    reads DVDs at up to 8x speed

    Superdrive:

    reads CDs at up to 24x speed
    writes CD-R discs at up to 16x speed
    writes CD-RW discs at up to 8x speed
    reads DVDs at up to 8x speed
    writes DVD-R discs at up to 4x speed
    writes DVD-RW discs at up to 2x speed
    writes DVD+R discs at up to 4x speed
    writes DVD+RW discs at up to 2.4x speed
     
  6. Mass Hysteria macrumors regular

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    the specs are all lies, time it with a stopwatch for yourself, I'd be interested to hear how close to the posted specs you get.

    And if you add on the 'lead in', 'lead out/finishing' and for a laugh, mounting, verification and ejecting it gets even more silly.

    Each of these bits doesn't take too long, but when you've been given the task of burning 200 dvds worth of data overnight, and you think that from the specs it wont be a problem, trust me, these little bits all add up!
     
  7. SteveZissou macrumors newbie

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    The burn speed on my 20" imac G5....as slow as you could possibly imagine.
    I get a max of 2x no matter what media I use.
     
  8. shadowmoses macrumors 68000

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    Thats very odd i am sure the iMac's all shipped with at least 4x if not 8x superdrives???

    ShadOW :rolleyes:
     
  9. Artful Dodger macrumors 68020

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    Some of the rev A iMacs had problems burning at better speeds. When I bought my iBook I bought an external drive (see sig.) to get the best of both worlds without issues ;)
     

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