MacMini and DL DVDs

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Zyniker, May 9, 2009.

  1. Zyniker macrumors 6502

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    So, neither of my 2009 MacMinis seem to like Memorex or Verbatim DL DVD +Rs... Has anyone else experienced this issues? If so, any solution? or just wait for a firmware update?

    What happens when I put in either of the two above-mentioned DVDs: the MacMini seems to attempt to read it, then spits it back out after thirty seconds to a minute.
     
  2. 300D macrumors 65816

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    There will never be a firmware update unless there is a serious flaw.

    The problem isn't with +R support.

     
  3. MTShipp macrumors 6502a

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    OP, I have a similar issue. Neither my Mini nor my iMac like Memorex DL's. Any Verbatim created on my Mini gets spit out by my iMac. But discs from the iMac will open on the Mini. They both will open commercial discs so it is only ones they create. All this from a fresh install of OSX. I have resorted to sharing data across my network.
     
  4. Zyniker thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I take it the network solution means you weren't able to find a brand of DL's that worked?
     
  5. Zyniker thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Not working as advertised is a relatively serious flaw. In the case that it is simply a matter of brand (though I haven't found any that work yet), it would be nice of Apple to at least list one or two compatible brands in the KB for the Mini.
     
  6. jdryyz macrumors regular

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    I have burned data to dual layer discs successfully on my 2009 Mac Mini (it has a Pioneer drive). So far I have used Memorex brand discs at 4x with apps like Toast 9.


    Curiously, I have a recently acquired Pioneer internal IDE drive in an old ADS 5 1/4" firewire enclosure connected to my 2007 Mac Mini that *does* have a problem with dual layer discs. I've already wasted a few of them in this manner. I suspect the circuitry in the enclosure is failing in some way as I already swapped the drive. I am also testing the possibility that the long firewire cable I am using is faulty. I have switched to a 1 foot cable but not yet tested dual layer burns.
     
  7. MTShipp macrumors 6502a

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    Only ones I tried are the Memorex (crap) and the Verbatim.
     
  8. TheIrishKro macrumors newbie

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    I normally never use DL disks but I grabbed them so I tried them. Memorex is what i normally use and have had no issues, but with the DL I have made about 7 coasters so far.
     
  9. CubeHacker macrumors 65816

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    I haven't burned much yet, but my Verbatim DVD+R DL burned and works just fine.
     

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