My SuperDrive is SLOOOOW

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by uae, Jul 17, 2003.

  1. uae
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    #1
    Ugh. I'm copying a 500 meg file from a CD to the desktop and it is taking forever. 5min...is this the norm?

    I swear it doesn't take this long on other computers.

    I have the Dual Gig G4 (mirror face).
     
  2. macrumors 6502

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    #2
    What's the speed of your burner?
     
  3. uae
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    #3
    Not sure. Whatever came with the first rev or the mirrored G4s.

    Maybe this is normal and I'm just impatient.

    Too bad I don't have a firewire cdr to compare the file copy time to.
     
  4. macrumors 603

    solvs

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    #4
    It's going to take awhile to copy from any cd-drive. Even my 52x on my PC takes forever sometimes. But if you want something faster, and don't want to wear out the Superdrive, just stick a faster drive in there. You should have space for another drive if you have the MDD Mac.

    Stick a 40x, or higher, drive in there and it should go a little faster.
     

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