Features of SuperDrive

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Blunk, Mar 16, 2008.

  1. Blunk macrumors member

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    Hi, I recently bought a MacBook Pro and I wanted to know which are the features of the SuperDrive that comes builtin.
    Does it have lightscribe? Speed?
    I know that supports every CD, DVD.

    Anyone have more details about it?

    BYW my model is MATSHITA DVD-R UJ-867

    Thanks
     
  2. mbrydone macrumors regular

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    Lightscribe is a feature of HP dvd burners...
    the ones that come in the MBPs are
    8x Dual Layer Superdrives
     
  3. sjb macrumors regular

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    I have a laptop that has Lightscribe and I think I've used it a total of once. It is kinda once of those novelty items that you rarely use. At least, that's the case with everyone I've spoken to.

    I definitely do not miss the Lightscribe on my Mac.
     
  4. benlangdon macrumors 65832

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    ehhh its pretty cool i guess
    never used it.
    seems like you need the special drive and then have to get another cd label program.

    thats so much work just to say what is on the disk
     
  5. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Burns DVD+-R @ 8x, DL @ 4x. RAM @ 2.4x. Read all @ 8x

    Doesn't do anything else.
     
  6. compuguy1088 macrumors 6502a

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    It (depending on the revision of the macbook pro) can read and write CD's (CD-R, CD-RW) and DVD's (DVD+R, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+RW). There is no lightscribe capability on it. Speed can be either 6x (older ones) or 8x (SR and the multitouch MBP's).

    Edit: write speeds will be slower...
     
  7. benlangdon macrumors 65832

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    is it really that slow?
    my windows comp had a 52x write speed and it was like 100 maybe.
     
  8. compuguy1088 macrumors 6502a

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    I should of mentioned that DVD burining is slower than CD burning. Cd's burn (CD-R's burn at 24x, CD-RW's would be slower) at around 24x.
     
  9. burningrave101 macrumors 6502

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    Due to the difference in technology and the fact that CD's are 700MB and DVD's are 4.7GB single layer or 9.4GB dual layer it takes longer to read a DVD than it does a CD.
     

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