Combo drive in 1GHz 12"PB ... brand/model???

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    Abraxsis

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    Does anyone know, or know where to find, the model/brand of the optical drive (CD-RW/DVD-ROM), in the new 1GHz 12" Powerbooks???
     
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    QCassidy352

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    it's in the system profiler...

    but to save you the time, the vendor is MAT****A, with a product identification number of: CD-RW CW-8122.

    ahaha, the obscenity filter didn't like the name of the vendor. :eek: to clarify, the name is MATS HITA, with no space between the s and the h. how funny. :)
     
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    Abraxsis

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    OK thanks for the input. Now does anyone know if this drive is +R/+RW compatible? Because Im getting ready to buy one and I want to make sure Ill be able to read data from it.
     
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    LimeiBook86

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    Ummm... I dunno if you can read +R media. But when I tried to burn on a +R format (using a G4 Pioneer A05 drive it read the blank disc (kept spinning it) and then spit it out) I don't have any discs to try on my powerbook so I dunno. I don't think Macs can read +R, maybe they can I dunno. Anyone else have an answer?
     
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    Abraxsis

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    Well support for +R/+RW is one of the new additions in Panther according to Apple's website. I would think though that the drive in question would have to support the reading of +R/W disc before software would "enable" it by being able to access it's contents. Maybe one of the things Panther does during installation is updates the CW-8122's (and other brands/models of DVD-ROMs) firmware. Im not sure on this, but it would be great is someone with a 1GHz 12" Powerbook w/ Combo drive would (if they can) check this out and try to read a +R DVD.
     

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