1.5ghz PowerBook 12" SuperDrive Question

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by ErikCLDR, Aug 23, 2007.

  1. ErikCLDR macrumors 68000

    Jan 14, 2007
    I am burning data DVD-R's on my PowerBook which I believe has an 8x SuperDrive that writes at 8x, correct. For some reason it will only let me burn at 2x, even though I have an 8x burner and the DVD's can do up to 16x.

    What is going on here?
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    Firstly, you cannot compare CD and DVD read/write speeds because they're completely unrelated. The 8x speed is referring to DVD read speeds. 2x write speeds seem quite normal to me. :)
  3. ErikCLDR thread starter macrumors 68000

    Jan 14, 2007
    Whoops sorry mad jew I mean the DVD's I bought should be writable at up to 16x.

    I looked at everymac and they say that my powerbook burns at 8x max speed.

    So basically...
    I have an 8x writing burner
    I have 16x DVD's
    And I am burning at 2x

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