4X or 8X Super Drive? What do I have?

iriejedi

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Original poster
Oct 4, 2000
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How can I tell if I have a 4X or 8X superdrive?

I bought a rev A 2.5 G5 with the liquid cooling (rev A? - ordered day they were announced).

I thought they were 4X drives and at some magic point were secretly upgraded?

But I was wondering how I could tell - I remember some rumor all G5s had 4X but they were really locked down 8X or some silly non sense.... or not....

Any simple answers?
 

unixkid

macrumors regular
Jan 25, 2004
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iriejedi said:
How can I tell if I have a 4X or 8X superdrive?

I bought a rev A 2.5 G5 with the liquid cooling (rev A? - ordered day they were announced).

I thought they were 4X drives and at some magic point were secretly upgraded?

But I was wondering how I could tell - I remember some rumor all G5s had 4X but they were really locked down 8X or some silly non sense.... or not....

Any simple answers?
You have a Rev.B PowerMac and they all shiped with 8x drives. I have the same system. :D
 
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