New 12" SuperDrive burns to slow...

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by rozwell, Oct 21, 2005.

  1. rozwell macrumors regular

    Apr 17, 2004
    Hey all,

    I just picked up my new 12" 1.5Ghz Super Drive yesterday morning and I was super excited. Until i tested out my Super Drive. So far its been 3 different brands of 8x DVD-Rs and it wont burn any higher than 2x! its so frustrating that I paid for an 8x DVD Burner and get this skimpy performance I got from a 3 year old PowerBook.

    - I quit all other apps.
    - Tried Toast 6 and Disk Util and Burnalbe Folders
    - Maxxed out Ram
    - Created a fresh user account and tried all of the above
    - Called apple 3 times and the campus computer store once and they keep sending me to this link ( ) which i think its partially crap... because I have never had such a picky DVD Burner. I have has 16x that burn at 12x or 8x on a PC, but never this slow...

    Has anyone had this issue? Anyone know a fix? Is it the media, if so, could anyone recommend good blank DVDs that arent over-priced apple branded ones?

  2. eva01 macrumors 601


    Feb 22, 2005
    Gah! Plymouth
    you could try the apple branded DVDs, or verbatim

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