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Mac Tip #34 - Identify Your Optical Drive Capabilities

You need to know what kind of drive you have in your Mac before you go off

to the store to purchase blank media. While this isn't a big issue with blank
CDs, it can be a problem for blank DVDs. There are multiple formats for blank
DVDs - see a listing HERE

Modern day Macs (the last year or so) can burn all types of DVDs, if you have a SuperDrive. But, initially, the older Macs could only burn DVD-R and DVD-RW.

Check and see what kind of capabilities you have.

Go to the Finder->About This Mac

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Choose More Info
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You can see here I have a Superdrive and can Read/Write all current formats.

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