DVD+/-R for my Mac

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by Lz0, Jan 4, 2005.

  1. Lz0 macrumors regular

    Jul 20, 2002
    Recently I've seen some good deals on internal Sony DVD+/-R, 8.5G burners. I like the idea of 8.5GB and a faster burner but is my Quicksilver going to be OK with this? Can the Finder burn to this drive? or will I have to use Toast?

    Any one with any experience in this I'd love to hear from you.
  2. mrgreen4242 macrumors 601


    Feb 10, 2004
    No first hand experience here, but I wanted to pointout a couple of things... first in the article linked a few days ago about the PMs having dual layer burners that are firmware crippled, they were able to burn to them after updatign the firmware... no idea what sofware was used, tho. I know that wasn't very helpful, but you could chech that article, it's fairly recent.

    What I really wanted to say was that if you have a Superdrive (or someother form of DVD-RW) right now, it may be worth waiting awhile on upgrading. While the dual layer drives are getting cheaper and cheaper, the dual layer media is still very expnsive, like $6-10 a disc! IMO, they're not really worth it yet... however, if you don't have a DVD-RW drive yet, getting a dual layer writer is a good idea... you can use 4.7gb DVD-R discs still, until the price of the 8.5gb media falls.

  3. Mertzen macrumors 6502


    Sep 25, 2004
    You'll need to:

    - Use patchburn [ http://www.patchburn.de ] to get Finder level and iApps support .. but this will not enable dual layer burning

    - Get toast to be able to burn on both layers

    - Shell out a lot of money for dual layer burners

    Dual layer support will most certainly come with 10.4 tough ..
  4. mrgreen4242 macrumors 601


    Feb 10, 2004
    I bet dual layer support will come with iLife '05... dual layer burners are pretty cheap, it's the discs that will kill ya'!

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