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Backing up to DVD's 8.1 build 148

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I have used Retrospect to backup for years.


I am running 8.1 build 148 on a imac 2.66 Core 2 Duo running 10.5.7


I cannot back up to CD or DVD. The optical drive is recognized and it is verified but when running a backup it blinks choose media, I pop in the disk, the finder cd dialog box pops up and it never shows up in the program. I have changed the retro.ini file, I have tried turning off and on the engine and it still will not work. I am at a loss here. What to I need to do to fix this. I can backup to HD just fine but I need the DVD option to work.


Any help would be greatly appreciated



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Firmware Revision: 2AHC

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


Type: DVD-R

ID: MCC 03RG20

Blank: Yes

Erasable: No

Overwritable: Yes

Appendable: Yes

Write Speeds: 2x, 4x, 6x, 8x


I have tried:

Verbatim DVD-R and DVD+R neither worked


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