Can't burn duel layer DVD?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by 617media, May 26, 2010.

  1. 617media macrumors member

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    I should of actually put this in the Macbook section sorry, but it relates to my MBP too so whatever.

    Anyways I have to burn a large disk image (Snow Leopard) legally of course. It's like 6.5gb so I bought memorex duel layer DVD+R 6.5gb the only one available at staples....

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    ^That's my system profile of disk burning

    Everytime I try to burn the disk image of 10.6 leapord it rejects the disk and ejects it.

    Can someone tell me what's up??? What kind of dvds do I have to buy
     
  2. frostiex macrumors regular

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    I know I had a problem with my super drive not reading or burning DL discs and it was due to a drive problem which apple fixed under apple care for me.
     
  3. Billydelp4 macrumors regular

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    I had to have the optical drive on my '07 macbook pro since it did not initialize with certain brands of optical media.
     
  4. 617media thread starter macrumors member

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    So what do I do?? I need to burn the 10.6 image onto a disk

    Go to a best buy or apple store or something and use a different comp?
     
  5. iSpoody 1243 macrumors 6502

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    lol snow leopard is only $30. I guess $30 is to much for a Pirate
     
  6. Ronnoco macrumors 68030

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    Memorex DL discs are horrid...I have a friend that recently went through 12 discs before one actually burned...
    Get Verbatim or any made by Tayio Yudan...they are the best...You can get them at a very good price at HERE
     
  7. piwi macrumors regular

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    Superdrives are terrible at burning... I had to get a USB burner since none of my MBP could burn any affordable medias (ie not the 10$ a pop Kodak DVDs sold by Apple)
     
  8. tlauer1 macrumors newbie

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    En garde!
     
  9. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

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    Taiyo Yuden doesn't make DL blanks. The best would be verb cakebox.
     
  10. Deeya macrumors member

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    You can put the image on a USB thumb drive if you are trying to do an install on a different computer.

    I've never had a super drive that could burn a DL disc right, either it would fail altogether, or it would only work on that computer and not in others.

    I bought an 8gb flash drive for like $15, put snow leopard on it, and can install it on my machine anytime I need to. DL discs are too expensive to have them get a bad burn, do yourself a favor, and go the thumb drive route. You will even get a faster install time installing from a USB drive.
     

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