What DVD-R's are compatible with the SuperDrive?

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  1. FasterSoonerNow macrumors member

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    Which DVDR format does the SuperDrive support?

    -/+ ?


    I don't HAVE to use the Apple (overpriced) brand, do I?
     
  2. seamuskrat macrumors 6502a

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    DVD minus officially. So far, I have used Apple, TDK, Memorex, Great Quslity, other generics, Maxel all just fine.

    There are some hacks for SOME ersions of the superdriv to allow + burning with Toast. But I hav enever found the need for it.
     
  3. jimsowden macrumors 68000

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  4. FuzzyBallz macrumors 6502a

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    Pretty much any brand will do. Now how long they'll last before going bad depends on the quality of the media. Personally, I've had no problem w/ Memorex and FujiFilm DVD+R, which are made by Ricoh.
     
  5. Dr. Dastardly macrumors 65816

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    Is Apple's DVD media really superior DVD's or just overpriced?
     
  6. FuzzyBallz macrumors 6502a

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    Apple branded Media = Other brands w/ Apple logo and nice slim jewel cases. Last time I checked (4x DVD-R), Apple was using Memorex, which are made by Ricoh.
     
  7. Timelessblur macrumors 65816

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    The real question is you need to figure out who really makes the blanks. Most blank DVDs are just rebadge with that compainies name and logo. So apple are over priced. If you want the same DVDs just figure out where apple gets them from and then find another cheaper manfactor that gets them from the same place
     

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