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    Expensive Dual Layer Coasters...

    Straight after the lead-in Toast 702 reports a sense key error, tells me it failed to write and that I'm using unsupported media. While I'm using the recommended by manufacurer NEC Verbatim 4x DL's for my NEC 3520aw with firmware 306, that is. No problems with SL so far. Something wrong with Toast's DL support, perhaps? For good order, my machine is a Dual G4 1.42 MDD FW800 with 2 GB RAM and lotsa free disk space left. Rather frustrating...
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    Expensive Dual Layer Coasters...

    Hi tsantee, thank you very much for the quick reply! Mine came in a LaCie box as well. Both LaCie and NEC confirmed with me that it actually is a NEC drive without any modifications. Flashing to 3.0.6 with NecFlash went without a hitch and you can actually use the .exe file from the NEC site for doing this. Don't forget to dump the old Firmware first, so you can go back in case of disaster. NecFlash prompts you for that. Anyway, in the capabilities it doesn't mention DL at all, but in the Features tab it indeed says DVD+R. And I haven't got those, I bought 2 5-packs of expensive DVD-R's. I did so because the only DL disk mentioned in the drive's Medialist is Verbatim DVD DL -R. The Plus variety isn't even mentioned there. Weird... I think I'm going to ask NEC-support about this one. I really don't feel like getting new +R disks again and besides, the shop I got these from doesn't even have them. I could of course burn to SL, but I wanted the DL for quality. If I go that way I think that instead of burning straight from the MTR 3 folder I'll save as compressed Disk Image and burn that one. Looks safer to me. I'll report back if I get any wiser from NEC (or LaCie for that matter).
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    Pirated Copies... The Nerve...

    True. The fastest, easiest and often cheapest way, right from the horses mouth. I don't go for local resellers either, it takes them months to get Toast and when they finally start sending offers it's even way overpriced too. OK, I'll quit on this topic. It's just that I thought the guy didn't get a completely fair deal, that's all...
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    Pirated Copies... The Nerve...

    Yes, and it's going to stay that way as long as people there keep on earning sweat-shop wages while software companies keep selling at Western prices...
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    Pirated Copies... The Nerve...

    In his defence, the guy said he bought it in a Bangkok Mac-shop. Ever tried to distinguish a pirated boxed copy from a real one in a shop in Asia? Ever been there?
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