My Super Drive will only Burn 1x in Toast 6

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by jiggie2g, Jun 23, 2004.

  1. jiggie2g macrumors 6502


    Apr 12, 2003
    Hey People,

    I have an Flat-Panel iMac G4 800mhz with a Super Drive(Pioneer DVR-104) , as i understand about a year ago there was talk about these drives not being able to use 4X media.

    well I got the iMac firmware update from Apple and still cannot burn over 1X in Toast 6 using 4X Memorex DVD-R's. can anyone please help me with this. i hate having to wait 55 min just 2 burn a freakin disc.
  2. Horrortaxi macrumors 68020


    Jul 6, 2003
    Los Angeles
    Isn't it a 1x burner? I seem to recall that the older Superdrives were 1x.

    You can probably use 4x media in the burner (I do) but that doesn't mean it'll burn at 4x.
  3. Sir_Giggles macrumors 6502a


    Dec 18, 2003
    The first shipped Superdrives started at 2x for DVD-R and 1x for DVD-RW.

    You can only burn 4x media at 1x on Superdrives rated at 2x. To burn at 2x speeds, you can only use media rated at 2x. 2x media is hard to find nowadays so don't be expecting to burn your DVD faster anytime soon.

    You can buy a Pioneer 107 8x DVD-RW Dual Layer burner and replace your aging Superdrive. The cost is something like $120 CDN.

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