What dual layer burner shipped in your G5?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by neonart, Feb 21, 2006.

  1. neonart macrumors 65816

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    Looking to buy a DL DVD burner, but I'd like it to be one that is Apple "shipped/supported".

    Some of the most popular, like the DVR-110 is does not show up this way, which makes iMovie not burn like it should.

    I saw a good deal on a Sony DW-G120A, and wonder if any of the G5's ship with it.

    In any case, what model DL DVD burner came with your G5? Thank you much for the info. It will help me find the best drive!
     
  2. Compile 'em all macrumors 601

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    I don't have a G5 myself but you can check it using Mactracker.
     
  3. neonart thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thank you for the link, very neat app. Unfortunately it does not go into specific model numbers of the drives.

    This info is reported in the System Profiler and can be different from machine to machine.
     
  4. Compile 'em all macrumors 601

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    Sorry my post was of no help to you. Hopefully other fellow members will help you out.
     
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  6. neonart thread starter macrumors 65816

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    That's great. For some reason most of the reports on xlr8yourmac, say the 110D is not fully supported. Maybe this was updated with 10.4.5.

    Or maybe the 110D needs to be cross-flashed to a standard 110.

    I'll go ahead and get one of these. I just wanted to make sure that someone had received a G5 with a 110 before I got it. This way I know it'll be "Apple shipped/supported".
     
  7. ipacmm macrumors 65816

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    PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-110D:

    Is what can in my G5. Also if you are worried about it working or not, I would check out macsales.com

    http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/optical-drives/superdrives/powermac/

    Also I bought that one off of newegg.com and it works great in my PowerMac G4 and the one off of newegg.com is the same from macsales.com so it will work with your G5...Just make sure you change the slave/master mode.
     
  8. Oryan macrumors 6502a

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    I'd recommend the Pioneer 110D most people are linking to. I put one in my G5 (it's an older one) and it works great. I haven't done any DL burns yet, but I've been extremely satisfied with it otherwise. I'll also add that it is very quiet. Note, you will probably need to run PatchBurn before you can use the drive.

    edit- also, the quad G5 I used at the Apple store had a 110D according to the system profiler.
     
  9. neonart thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Patchburn was something I didn't want to do, but as ipacmm noted, it now ships with the quads. That means no patchburn and no flashing.

    Thank you all for the great input!
     

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