DVD-R or DVD+R

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by countach, Nov 30, 2007.

  1. countach macrumors regular

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    I have a Macbook Pro Core 2. I have recently been trying to use some Sony DVD+R disks and getting "Burning the disc failed because communication to the disc drive failed. Error Code 0x80020022.

    I notice that in About this Mac it says something about -R. Could it be that I can't use +R? I thought all the drives these days could use either.
     
  2. jeff^d macrumors member

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  3. Illicit macrumors 6502

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    i used DVD+R Verbatim discs and they were unreadable by the superdrive.
    (on an sr mbp)
     
  4. trippr macrumors member

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    i got some of these. (yellow/orange top right?)
    I have a mbp... not sure how to tell if its an santa rosa.. how do i tell? Its new. only got September.

    Anyways, they work fine on this.. and play ok in my 360..

    whats the difference with the + and - ??
     
  5. TheStu macrumors 65816

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    You ahve the Santa Rosa since you have the 2.4GHz model with the 8600... the older, non-SR ones had x1600s.

    Anyway, DVD+Rs are more 'true' DVDs than DVD-Rs... DVD-Rs are essentially high capacity CDs, and the technologies used in burning CDs was never really designed to scale to the capacities of DVDs. So DVD+Rs are better in terms of reliability, and error checking at high speed burns. At least that is how I understand it.
     

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