Bootcamp: Super-drive driver in XP?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Watchbird, Jun 24, 2009.

  1. Watchbird macrumors newbie

    Feb 2, 2009
    Just want to make sure I have this right. I've installed XP under Bootcamp on a 2009 MacPro. XP shows the driver for Super-drive to be a Microsoft Driver dated 7/1/2001,version 5.1.2535.0 (file version 5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp080413-2108). I assume this is the driver that is used for burning DVD's when in XP under Bootcamp (as opposed to the MacOS driver)?

    When I use Superdrive in XP it whines like a leaf-blower. I have been using Pro-Show Producer to burn DVD's. Setting is at Max burn rate. The Microsoft driver description shows DVD burn choices up to 30x, as opposed to Super-drive spec from Apple at 18x. Wonder if I should de-rate the Microsoft setting to 16x just to be safe.
  2. JediMeister macrumors 68040

    Oct 9, 2008
    Have you updated to Service Pack 3? If you haven't done so, have you installed this driver update?
  3. Hugh macrumors 6502a


    Feb 9, 2003
    Erie, PA
    I always burn slow (24x - 16x) so there isn't any combatible with most drives. Some drives out there do not like disks burn at higher rate.


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