MacBook Double Layer Burning

in Genius Bar edited January 2014
i bought my MacBook black Core Duo september 2006, can I burn DVD+R DL double layer DVDs?

thanks for any help, sorry if already this issue discussed, i try to find i could not.

Thanks again.

Thinking of getting memorex DVD+R DL 16X 50 pk

System Profiles Says the following:


Firmware RevisiontHBE4


Burn SupporttYes (Apple Shipped/Supported)

Cachet2048 KB

Reads DVDtYes

CD-Writet-R, -RW

DVD-Writet-R, -RW, +R, +RW

Burn Underrun Protection CDtYes

Burn Underrun Protection DVDtYes

Write StrategiestCD-TAO, CD-SAO, DVD-DAO



  • Reply 1 of 3
    MarvinMarvin Posts: 14,431moderator
    Originally Posted by shanmugam View Post

    i bought my MacBook black september 2006, can I burn DVD+R DL double layer DVDs?

    If it did burn DL discs, it should show something like this:

    DVD-Write: -R, -RAM, -RW, +R, +RW, +R DL

    That's what my LG multi-drive shows. The Apple site says it supports DL discs though so it must do. Perhaps it's just reporting it wrong.
  • Reply 2 of 3
    shanmugamshanmugam Posts: 1,200member
    Thanks marvin.

    I guess it reads DL discs but NOT writes them. I need to check it out.
  • Reply 3 of 3
    smaxsmax Posts: 361member
    I think the only first generation Macbook/Pro that burned DL DVDs was the 17".

    (First generation being Core Duo)
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