Turns out , i'm told, i'll have to check to see which brand of cd-r will burn in my new macbook. The maxell's i have make the drive sound like a coffee grinder and tbe error says something about it not likeing the 'media' a cd-rw worked fine...apple support said i should try *other brands of cd-r's to see which work....this should not be... THEN i see all the other wierd problems people are having wiht ther macbook drives*
so.....ANY BODY GOT SUGGESTIONS ON WHICH BRANDS DO WORK? Wow! Seems the macbook has a lot of drive problems !!!! Mine too !
I get this same issue with Verbatim 52x CD-Rs. Don't know yet if this is a problem with my SuperDrive or my media (I don't have any other CD-Rs to try out, unfortunately). The weird thing is is that these Verbatims have about a 1:1 ratio of making this noise. Some work flawlessly; some don't.