1. Chip NoVaMac macrumors G3

    Chip NoVaMac

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    #1
    Any idea on how many DVD's can be burned with a PB 12" rev. B SDD before it fails?

    I guess I am trying to justify buying a second Mac to do burning with.

    Between my partner and I we are doing 3 DVD's a day.

    I know there is AppleCare, but I do use the PB for work,so having a back-up would be advantageous, since it would be a week or so if it needed repair during the three years of AppleCare.
     
  2. Chip NoVaMac thread starter macrumors G3

    Chip NoVaMac

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  3. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus

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    #3
    Why don't you just justify buying an external firewire burner? And if your reason is that you're using iDVD there is a hack you can apply that will allow you to burn to external firewire drives without a problem.
     
  4. Chip NoVaMac thread starter macrumors G3

    Chip NoVaMac

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    Thanks, not using iDVD so far. Most is through Toast.

    Do you know of any issues when using an external DVD writer when there is a FW HDD attached to the system already?

    My other half is worried that we are "burning out" the DVD drive in my PB. So he was suggesting that we do a second Mac. I think that we already have too many computers :D So your thought may work out very well. Any brands to consider?
     
  5. krimson macrumors 65816

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    i haven't seen any problems, except when there's heavy access on both the FWHD's while im burning a DVD... even then i've only had 2 errors.
     
  6. Chip NoVaMac thread starter macrumors G3

    Chip NoVaMac

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    I guess not bad since I have about the same success rate when using the SDD and my USB 2.0 HDD or the FW 400 drives as the data source.
     

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