Is my SuperDrive single or double layer??

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by ckeck, Feb 5, 2006.

  1. ckeck macrumors 6502a


    Jul 29, 2005
    I bought my Powerbook back in mid August right before they made the final updates to the PPC line.

    I upgraded to the SuperDrive, but I'm not sure if its single or double layer, and don't know where to look to find out...anyone know??

  2. Anonymous Freak macrumors 603

    Anonymous Freak

    Dec 12, 2002
    If you got it before the 'high res' models, then it's single layer. But if you want to be sure, open System Profiler (in Utilities, or ? -> 'About This Mac' -> 'More Info...') then click on the 'Disc Burning' heading. If, under' DVD-Write', it says "+R DL" at the end, then you have a dual-layer drive. If it doesn't, then you don't.

    For example, on my external DL drive I use on my PowerBook, it reads "-R, -RW, +R, +RW, +R DL". On my eMac with upgraded internal drive, it reads "-R, -RAM -RW, +R, +RW, +R DL" (a.k.a. "Super Multi", it also does -R DL, but Apple doesn't seem to know about that yet, even though Toast does.)
  3. other macrumors 6502

    Aug 18, 2005

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