does my macpro have dual layer dvd burning option?

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  1. charlestrippy macrumors 6502

    charlestrippy

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    I know this is a dumb question that i should know since i bought the silly computer - but,

    does my macpro have the capability to burn dual layer dvd's?

    i looked in the system profiler under disc burning and got:

    OPTIARC DVD RW AD-7170A:

    Firmware Revision: 1.N8
    Interconnect: ATAPI
    Burn Support: Yes (Apple Shipped/Supported)
    Cache: 0 KB
    Reads DVD: Yes
    CD-Write: -R, -RW
    DVD-Write: -R, -RAM, -RW
    Burn Underrun Protection CD: Yes
    Burn Underrun Protection DVD: Yes
    Write Strategies: CD-TAO, CD-SAO, CD-Raw, DVD-DAO
    Media: No




    just not sure how to decipher it -
    thanks !!!
     
  2. milo macrumors 604

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    I don't know why it doesn't list +DL (even my lowly mini does), but that drive and all drives on mac pros should burn dual layer disks.
     
  3. MacsAttack macrumors 6502a

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    The Mac pro has always shipped with a 16x SuperDrive with double layer support - as the spec page says...

    I've certainly burned double layer disks on mine (got it when the Mac pro was first introduced over a year ago).

    PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-111D:

    Firmware Revision: AB09
    Interconnect: ATAPI
    Burn Support: Yes (Apple Shipped/Supported)
    Cache: 2000 KB
    Reads DVD: Yes
    CD-Write: -R, -RW
    DVD-Write: -R, -RW, +R, +RW, +R DL
    Burn Underrun Protection CD: Yes
    Burn Underrun Protection DVD: Yes
    Write Strategies: CD-TAO, CD-SAO, CD-Raw, DVD-DAO
    Media: No
     
  4. charlestrippy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    so im not totally crazy?! think they may have put the wrong drive?

    on my mapbook pro it says

    MATSHITA DVD-R UL-857D:

    Firmware Revision: KCVB
    Interconnect: ATAPI
    Burn Support: Yes (Apple Shipped/Supported)
    Cache: 0 KB
    Reads DVD: Yes
    CD-Write: -R, -RW
    DVD-Write: -R, -RW
    Burn Underrun Protection CD: Yes
    Burn Underrun Protection DVD: Yes
    Write Strategies: CD-TAO, CD-SAO, CD-Raw, DVD-DAO
    Media: No


    it's supposed to have DL too but it's not listing there either?
     
  5. sblasl macrumors 6502a

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    On my Mac Pro:

    Stock SuperDrive:
    SONY DVD RW DW-D150A:

    Firmware Revision: 1.MD
    Interconnect: ATAPI
    Burn Support: Yes (Apple Shipped/Supported)
    Cache: 2048 KB
    Reads DVD: Yes
    CD-Write: -R, -RW
    DVD-Write: -R, -RW, +R, +RW, +R DL
    Burn Underrun Protection CD: Yes
    Burn Underrun Protection DVD: Yes
    Write Strategies: CD-TAO, CD-SAO, CD-Raw, DVD-DAO
    Media: No

    Additional Add on SuperDrive:
    PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-109:

    Firmware Revision: 1.58
    Interconnect: ATAPI
    Burn Support: Yes (Apple Shipped/Supported)
    Cache: 2000 KB
    Reads DVD: Yes
    CD-Write: -R, -RW
    DVD-Write: -R, -R DL, -RW, +R, +RW, +R DL
    Burn Underrun Protection CD: Yes
    Burn Underrun Protection DVD: Yes
    Write Strategies: CD-TAO, CD-SAO, CD-Raw, DVD-DAO
    Media: No
     
  6. Phil A. Moderator

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    There's something very strange there - what's with the 0KB cache? Mine's got the Sony drive in as mentioned by someone else a bit earlier in this thread and it clearly lists +R and +RW along with +R DL. I'd say you've got the wrong drive in there!
     
  7. iSavant macrumors regular

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    OPTIARC DVD RW AD-7170A:

    Firmware Revision: 1.N8
    Interconnect: ATAPI
    Burn Support: Yes (Apple Shipped/Supported)
    Cache: 2048 KB
    Reads DVD: Yes
    CD-Write: -R, -RW
    DVD-Write: -R, -RW, +R, +RW, +R DL
    Burn Underrun Protection CD: Yes
    Burn Underrun Protection DVD: Yes
    Write Strategies: CD-TAO, CD-SAO, CD-Raw, DVD-DAO
    Media: No
     
  8. Mackilroy macrumors 68040

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    My drive...

    PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-112D:

    Firmware Revision: AC08
    Interconnect: ATAPI
    Burn Support: Yes (Apple Shipped/Supported)
    Cache: 2000 KB
    Reads DVD: Yes
    CD-Write: -R, -RW
    DVD-Write: -R, -RW, +R, +RW, +R DL
    Burn Underrun Protection CD: Yes
    Burn Underrun Protection DVD: Yes
    Write Strategies: CD-TAO, CD-SAO, CD-Raw, DVD-DAO
    Media: No
     
  9. charlestrippy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    yeah i dont get it because both my new computers are doing it - both have 0 cache and no R DL

    and what's odd is it all has -R vs all you guy having +R?
     
  10. Mackilroy macrumors 68040

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  11. 4JNA macrumors 68000

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    which after a quick google search provides THIS review of your drive which does look indeed like a DL burner.

    dvd-ram support also, though don't know where you would find media for that sort of thing?!

    you should be able to get the entire movie on one disc...:cool:
     
  12. charlestrippy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    awesome man, thank you :)

    any ideas on why both my macbook pro and my macpro don't list it under system profiler?

    i made an appointment at the "Genius Bar" for saturday - think it'd be futile to keep the appointment?
     

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