08 Mac Pro... yours has a Sony or Pioneer superdrive?

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  1. aibo macrumors 6502

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    just curious... mine came with the Pioneer 112D (you can check in the system profiler)
     
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    how do you check?

    mine saids OPTIARC DVD RW AD-7170A:
     
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    Interesting... I wonder what decides which goes in.
     
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    Both Pioneer.
    What's the difference anyway?
    Does it matter?
     
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    OPTIARC DVD RW AD-7170A Firmware Revision: 1.NC Cache:2048 KB
     
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    I dont currently have an Early 08 MacPro, however my 2.66 07 MacPro has a SONY,

    but i was curious those that have the Pioneer 112D drives, if i purchase one and add it to my macpro will i need to install any additional software or firmware or is it ready go out of the box? (aside from double checking the jumper pin)


    thanks!

    =)
     
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    My first Mac Pro that I sent back had pioneer drives, and this one has optiarc drives.

    When ejecting, the pioneer seemed more solid, but the optiarc drives are quieter when watching DVDs. Both are equally loud when listening to CDs.
     
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    Optiarc 7170A that wouldn't reliably write CDs in OSX or WinXP. Replaced by AppleCare with a Pioneer 112D. Nice.
     
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    It should just work.
     
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    thanks...not to get way off topic, but if it just works under OSX how about on my windowsxp pro sp2 partition...do the drivers generally have that support?

    thanks again!!

    =)
     
  21. viltsu macrumors member

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    I had both. First Mac Pro had Optiarc, second one has Pioneer inside. Optiarc made less noise than Pioneer. I didn´t noticed any other differencies.. Pioneer rocks also, I think it could be a little bit faster (based on a cd-rom ripping)...
     

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