3 Replies Latest reply: Feb 4, 2013 11:16 AM by Grant Bennet-Alder
John Roehm Level 1 (15 points)

What specic media e.g. DVD+R or CD-R etc can I burn on my MacPro-mid 2010?

It does not accept DVD+R and I bought a whole stack of them. $$$ wasted.

Mac Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • Grant Bennet-Alder Level 9 (55,260 points)

    About This Mac > ( More Info ) > Disc Burning


    This is what my 2009 model says:





      Firmware Revision:          PQ05

      Interconnect:          ATAPI

      Burn Support:          Yes (Apple Shipping Drive)

      Cache:          2048 KB

      Reads DVD:          Yes

      CD-Write:          -R, -RW

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

      Write Strategies:          CD-TAO, CD-SAO, CD-Raw, DVD-DAO

      Media:          To show the available burn speeds, insert a disc and choose View > Refresh


  • John Roehm Level 1 (15 points)

    Many thanks. I wonder why I cannot burn a DVD+R on my Mac. I believe that I did burn one a year ago and now I get a message that that media is incorrect. ****!!?


    Tthanks for the help.

  • Grant Bennet-Alder Level 9 (55,260 points)

    You will get different results than mine if you have a different reader installed.


    Sometimes the speed range is off.


    In some media, there is a "up to 4.7x" media and an different "8x" media, and they are not cross-compatible.


    Try doing what it says in the last line and insert one in your drive -- but be prepared for it to give you totally off-the-wall results for wrong speed range.