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DVD media for Superdrive?

I've been using "-R" media in my Macbook Pro (2010 model) for many years. Today I wanted to buy some more blanks but I can't find them. All that I've seen is "+R" media.

Can I use the "+R" media in the Superdrive successfully or will I just burn a bunch of coasters?

Gary

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They should work fine.

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Here's an great explanation: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=e1mJv9pxm7M&t=975s

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Thanks for the info. I liked the video. The guy is quite down on Sony. And so am I.

I used to work for a big company. We needed to replace a bunch of monitors that had been on 24/7 for almost 4 years. So I ordered 20 large screen CRT monitors. They were warranted for 1 year.

The first one failed after 13 months. And by 15 months all 20 were toast.

Sony said"The warranty was for 1 year". And that was that. Sony was blacklisted by my company and also by me.

That was in 1998. I haven't bought a single Sony product since then.

Gary

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Should be fine in a MacBook Pro.
The DVDs in some of the early Aluminum PowerBooks were not R+ compatible but I've never had an issue with the MacBook Pros.

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Unless you have the drive to do 1000 year M-Disc, or want to pay like crazy for Delkin or MAM-A Mitsui gold DVD blanks, the most reliable DVD is RW. The RWs hold data at least a decade, compared to DVD-R/+Rs that are lucky if you get 3 years out of them.