SuperDrive Questions on MacPro

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by dgm, Dec 15, 2008.

  1. dgm macrumors member

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    Being fairly new to Mac, I'm still learning some pieces of my MacPro and my Macbook. One thing I don't fully understand yet are the "super-drives."

    First, can these (or any replacement) superdrives do lightscribing?

    Are the 2 superdrives in my macpro exactly the same as one another? Are all superdrives the same as far as specs/capabilities?

    thanks!
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    No, they can't do labels.

    They might not be the same. Apple System Profiler would tell you if they are.
     
  3. dgm thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks. Is there a reason that Mac seems to be anti-lightscribe?
     
  4. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    It's something of a gimmick?
     
  5. dgm thread starter macrumors member

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    Isn't it all? :) don't get wrong, I'm loving my Macs. But as a photographer, lightscribing someone's photo onto the DVD portfolio of their images is a nice little touch, I think. Perhaps, it is a little gimmicky. At any rate it's something I used to be able to do on PC that I can't do any longer with my :apple:.
     
  6. OrangeSVTguy macrumors 601

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    The stock drives in the Mac Pros can't do Lightscribe. You will have to purchase aftermarket LightScribe drives and install them yourself. Here's the software you can install to be able to "burn" the labels to the supporting LightScribe disks, http://www.lacie.com/products/product.htm?pid=10096.
     

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