SuperDrive

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by DJC17, Jun 4, 2005.

  1. macrumors member

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    I know this may seem dumb, but is the SuperDrive shipping with the latest top-spec iMacs a dual-layer burner?

    What formats does it support? +/- R/RW?
     
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    Peterkro

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    Yes the superdrive is both + - read and write.(with Tiger)
    Whoops didn't make that clear is d/l + only.
     
  3. macrumors newbie

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    My G5 Superdrive packed in just out of guarantee

    Checked with apple - £250 for a replacement.

    After a bit of research I bought a Pioneer 109(black) - for £50
    Dual layer and very fast!

    Apple reflashes the orignal drives to make them apple branded superdrives - so imovie etc can only see the apple drives. But there is a fix. Patchburn (www.patchburn.de) is a patch that allows you to use the off the shelf burners.

    With the G5 tower however you do have to watch out for the drive mounting screws that raise the drives to a specific height as sony, pioneer etc are slightly different heights. Apple sell screw kits for £9 - bit up a mark up on that product!
     
  4. thread starter macrumors member

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    Makes the 3 year Applecare @ £63 (or $100) seem worthwhile, then :cool:
     
  5. macrumors newbie

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    Applecare on the UK Applestore is a £199 option
     
  6. thread starter macrumors member

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    Not for me it isn't!! :cool:

    It's usually £103 for me, but currently £40 money off that, so £63!

    :D
     

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