Superdrive difference?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Techsavyfreak, Feb 26, 2008.

  1. Techsavyfreak macrumors member

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    Hey does anyone know what the difference between an 8x superdrive, and a double-layer superdrive is?
     
  2. mbrydone macrumors regular

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    8x is the speed that the drive will right and Dual-Layer means that it can encrypt data onto 2 layers on the disk meaning it can hold twice as much data in the same space
     
  3. Techsavyfreak thread starter macrumors member

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    So my MBP's 8x superdrive can't write onto dual layers, as opposed to the Penryn MBP which can write dual layers?
     
  4. AuroraProject macrumors 65816

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    What are the specs of your MBP? My 18 month old 2.16 Core Duo will burn dual layer dvd's, so I imagine yours will as well.
     
  5. yippy macrumors 68020

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    They are the same thing. 8x and dual layer are not mutually exclusive. *x is the speed and dual layer specifies that it can handle dual layer discs. An 8x Superdrive can burn DVDs at 8x AND burn dual layer DVDs as well.
     

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