slot loading super drive question

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by cnakeitaro, Feb 12, 2006.

  1. cnakeitaro macrumors 6502

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    I know this is going to seem like a really stupid question, but I feel I should ask it anyways. Since the superdrives are slot-loading, I assume they can only read standard sized discs....but can they load smaller discs? Like the mini-dvd discs for Sony Camcorders?
     
  2. Peterkro macrumors 68020

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    Nope they'll get stuck and are tricky to get out.
     
  3. joepunk macrumors 68030

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    I think, don't quote me on this, that the slot drives can read regular sized irregular shaped disks.

    Anyone want to confirm this?
     
  4. cnakeitaro thread starter macrumors 6502

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    To me there went the advantage of slot-loading. You have to buy an external reader for them it sounds like.
     
  5. AJBMatrix macrumors 6502

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    Irregular ones get stuck easy too. But the really bad ones are the double sided. They are thicker and they will get really Stuck!
     
  6. generik macrumors 601

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    What about the super small CDs we see from time to time? :confused:
     
  7. yankeefan24 macrumors 65816

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    DO NOT EVEN PUT THOSE WITHIN A FOOT OF YOUR SLOT LOADING DRIVE!!!! I think that the slot loading is very convienient, and alot better than the pop-out (not sure what the correct word is) drives, unless done right (like the iMac G4, the one with the moving screen). The only disadvantage is that you can't use mini dvds/cds.
     
  8. kugino macrumors 65816

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    that's good to know.

    if people use their DVD slots a lot, i would also recommend getting an external drive...they're faster and quite cheap these days.

    but still, it sucks that you give up something by having the slot-load...
     

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