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Is the superdrive in a new 12 inch albook DVD+-R or dvd-r or dvd+r? thanks
 

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From my experience, Apple is using +-R drives in their PowerBook and Power Mac line and just -R in the iBooks, iMacs and eMacs. I'm pretty sure about this.

I'm referring to new, current models. In the Power Mac G5 and 15" PowerBook you can use +R media. (All Macs support -R, Apple's Official Media) I assume the same with 12" PowerBook, but it might be different.

The current 17" iMac, SuperDrive eMac and 12" iBook do not work with +R.
 

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that's great that you can READ and WRITE to DVD-RW discs!!

From a Google Search, found an interesting Web site that has a SuperDrive firmware hack on it - to speed up older PB SuperDrives...

http://superdrive.cynikal.net/#q01

http://forum.rpc1.org/viewtopic.php?t=16845&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=25&sid=14b5baa864d353068437cee57951249c

from the firmware hack Website...

Q: What about the Powerbook's released after September 2003? (the Aluminum 15" and the newer 1 ghz 12" and 1.33 ghz 17" pb)?
A: This drive comes with the UJ-816, which already supports 2x dvd-r and 1x dvd-rw, as well as 16x cd-r. Therefore, this firmware is unnecessary on this version of the powerbook superdrive.
 

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"DVD - R and - RW only."

I thought it was only -R ??
If/when I get my new PowerBook 15" ALU model, will it do both -R and -RW disks??

thanks,
SouthSide
 

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Just found the definitive answer to my question...

from the Apple.com URL, http://www.apple.com/powerbook/superdrive.html

"The SuperDrive (DVD-R/CD-RW) lets you read and burn music and data CDs, as well as DVDs that can be played in most consumer DVD players. The SuperDrive plays DVD movies — the kind you buy or rent — and writes to 4.7-gigabyte DVD-R discs, and it reads CDs and writes to CD-R and CD-RW disks."

Only writes to DVD-Rs...

thanks,
SouthSide
 
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