Bootcamp: Super-drive driver in XP?

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

  1. Watchbird macrumors newbie

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    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

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

    Hugh

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    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.

    Hugh
     

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