Hello Forum. I’ve been trying to find an answer to this in others’ questions but to no avail. I have an old iMac PowerPCG4 from 2004. I am desperately trying to back up my music and data before the computer has a crash or problem. The computer has a Pioneer DVD-RW DVR-106D. If I’m not mistaken, this drive should be able to burn DVD’s, but I am hard pressed to find a Blank DVD with a speed that is read. I’ve tried using the Finder to burn, and Roxio Toast 6. The drive has no problem burning CDs, which I’m afraid I’ll have to resort to to make hard copies of my information. I’ve read on here that Taiyo Yuden disks are the best- but before I go looking for them, can anyone answer if there is:
- Anything I can do immediately to update my drive? I’ve been reading about Firmware. The Firmware on my drive is A612/MMC-3. I’m pretty sure this drive is desperately out of date.
- Should I be using DVD-R or DVD+R discs? I almost had some luck with the Sony DVD+R discs that say they work with 1x-16x - and I set my burn speed to 1x. Toast was “writing” the disc, but at the end Toast gave a Server Key Error and noted it could not burn.
- What speed discs should I be using? I can’t seem to find any 4x or below blank DVDs online that look to be good quality.
- Or does anyone suggest getting a ton of CDs and just burning my information onto those?
I would appreciate any help you have to give me. I’m sorry for the length of this.