4x-8x DVD-R media burning in 2x SuperDrive

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by dogus1, May 19, 2004.

  1. dogus1 macrumors newbie

    Nov 6, 2003
    I have a 15" Aluminum Powerbook FW800 with the 2x Superdrive (Mat****a UJ-816). According to an article on Apple's website, these older Superdrives, while able to use the new "hi-speed" DVD-R media (4x and 8x), they will only write at 1x unless you buy specific, older 2x DVD-R media.

    Is this true? If so, where can one buy the older media that you can be sure will write at 2x and not 1x? I noticed that Apple no longer sells any 2x media of their own.

    Or, is this article out of date and has this problem been overcome? I've noticed that at the store some media says 1x-4x, instead of just 4x -- is this some kind of advancement that will utilize all speeds in between?

  2. r6girl Administrator/Editor


    Staff Member

    Sep 6, 2003
    self-serving bump! i was just about to post this exact same question, then tried to search first and found this thread. i have a powerbook (rev A 12", 10.3.3) with the mats****a uj-815 drive and would like to know what type of dvd-r disks i can buy. any help would be greatly appreciated!

  3. Bear macrumors G3

    Jul 23, 2002
    Sol III - Terra
    Well, you can always elect to burn a a CD-R/DVD-R at a rate lower than its maximum burn speed. So it may not mean anything.

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