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  1. #1

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    Oct 28, 2007
    Post Macbook Pro 15" burn DVD+R??
    I am using Mac OS X 10.4, 2.16ghz intel core duo. I was wondering if there was any software that I could use to upgrade to allow me to burn DVD+R DL (8.5GB) disc. Or is it just not compatible with my laptop

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    KamileonX's Avatar
    Member Since
    Oct 12, 2007
    Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
    MBP 15" Gloss, 2.4 GHz C2D, 4GB DDR2, 160 GB @ 7200 HDD, 256 MB 8600M GT
    I thought the MBP's SuperDrive (Even the Core Duo ones) could burn both + and - Formats, including RW's and Dual Layers.

    That was my understanding when i purchased my MacBook Pro.
    KamileonX (Lawrence)
    MacBook Pro 15" (Glossy) Custom
    2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 4 GB OCZ DDR2 667 MHz RAM, 160 GB 7200 RPM Hard Drive, 256 MB GeForce 8600M GT Graphics, Mac OS X Leopard v10.5.2

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    Member Since
    Jan 13, 2007
    Central New York
    15in i7 MacBook Pro, 8GB RAM, 120GB SSD, 500GB HD
    Check your system Profiler, I think some of the Superdrives can only do -R DL discs
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    Currently running OS X 10.10

  4. #4

    Member Since
    Oct 28, 2007
    Yeah I thought it would write DVD+R DL discs but cant get it to work either through toast or disk utility for some reason. Maybe it is not possible but my info about mac says:
    MAT****A DVD-R UJ-857:
    Reads DVD: Yes
    CD-Write: -R, -RW
    DVD-Write: -R, -RW

    so I assumed that I could write the dvds. Is there a difference between DVD+R DL and just normal DVD-R other than + are rewritable and maybe I can only use the - ones??

  5. #5

    nZa's Avatar
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    Oct 16, 2007
    Newport News, VA
    2.8Ghz MBP
    According to your system info, you can only write to (just like it says) DVD-R and DVD-RW. These are only 4.7GB discs.

    You cannot burn DVD+R, DVD+RW, or anything DL (the 8.5GB discs).

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