Superdrive difference?

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

  1. Techsavyfreak macrumors member

    Feb 5, 2008
    Hey does anyone know what the difference between an 8x superdrive, and a double-layer superdrive is?
  2. mbrydone macrumors regular

    Jan 14, 2008
    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

    Feb 5, 2008
    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


    Feb 19, 2008
    Right there
    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


    Mar 14, 2004
    Chicago, IL
    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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