MBP: Can I burn a dual layer DVD?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by manofmany, Apr 19, 2009.

  1. manofmany macrumors newbie

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    These are the specs and it's about a 2 year old machine. Really need to know before purchasing the media.

    HL-DT-ST DVDRW GWA4080MA:

    Firmware Revision: AE39
    Interconnect: ATAPI
    Burn Support: Yes (Apple Shipping Drive)
    Cache: 2048 KB
    Reads DVD: Yes
    CD-Write: -R, -RW
    DVD-Write: -R, -RW, +R, +R DL, +RW
    Write Strategies: CD-TAO, CD-SAO, CD-Raw, DVD-DAO
    Media: Insert media and refresh to show available burn speeds
     
  2. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    can you not read/understand the specs you posted or something? it says you can write +R DL...........
     
  3. chrmjenkins macrumors 603

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    There's your answer.
     
  4. manofmany thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No need to be an ass, I guess I got ahead of myself and looked over it. Anyways, thanks :rolleyes:
     
  5. thiagos macrumors 6502

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    Yes you definitely can but make sure you change the writing speed to 4x (if you have an 8x disc), 2x (if you have a 4x disc). I don't know if the issue is with Toast (I have the latest version) but I always get errors messages if I use the default maximum writing speed.
     
  6. thiagos macrumors 6502

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    No need to be rude man, not everyone is as "computer savvy" as you might think you are.
     
  7. MidwestStuck macrumors member

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    Not trying to be rude, but why would you want to burn DLs anyway? They cost so much, and I hear that most of them are bad discs, too.
     
  8. uaecasher macrumors 65816

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    maybe he have a movie or something that is more that 4.7Gb o.o?
     
  9. MidwestStuck macrumors member

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    Yeah, but it'd still be a better idea to divide it to two DVD+Rs. I burned a DL once on a whim, and my movie froze at random spots. It was a nice Mitsubishi one straight from Japan, too. I wouldn't trust the generic brands.
     
  10. alphaod macrumors Core

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    They cost like 30% more than a SL disk.
     
  11. bcburrows macrumors 6502

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    DL disks

    There is nothing wrong with DL disks

    Maybe a few years ago they were expensive but now I think they are reasonably priced....and if I need to burn a single file that is over the size of a single sided DVD, why the hell would I prefer to split it? Makes no sense, twice the risk of scratching, twice the storage space, got to swap disks etc.

    Verbatim DL disks have not let me down yet, recommend them for macs, but got to agree with the burn speed, I never seem to get the documented write speed with any of the branded media I use.....
     
  12. thiagos macrumors 6502

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    All I use are Memorex DL DVDs and they work great for me. For a cake of 50 units, I pay $45 which in my opinion is better than the SL one.
     

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