View Full Version : Super Drives

Jul 13, 2001, 11:18 AM
Any body have any juice about whether or not the DVD burning Super Drives will trickle down the line of PowerMacs?

It would be extremely cool if Apple would introduce them at more then just the highest end desktop. But I guess that's how they make their money.

Jul 13, 2001, 12:36 PM
well il would be smarter to introduce faster drive first
the actual one is a little bit sluggish

Jul 13, 2001, 02:08 PM
Considering that Pioneer sells that same drive for around $1000, I have trouble seeing that this is really a high margin option on Apple's high-end G4.

I'll bet the reason we haven't seen the drive on G4s other than the top end box has more to do with wanting to ensure decent performance. Doesn't making DVDs require a LOT of horsepower?

If it's also true that faster G4s are coming next week then I would not be surprised to see the SuperDrive be included as the performance keeps ratcheting up.

- Steve

Jul 13, 2001, 10:43 PM
you may be right about the pioneer drive, but lacie sells them for somewhere around $550-$600 in macmall and clubmac. too bad they are external too. :(