Early 2009 Mac Pro owners: What Superdrive model ships?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by RemarkabLee, Mar 31, 2009.

  1. RemarkabLee macrumors 6502a

    Nov 14, 2007
    Would be grateful to know what model shows under the System Profiler - thanks :)
  2. wayne226 macrumors member

    Mar 7, 2008
  3. seer macrumors member

    Oct 3, 2007
    It's the "Turbo-Charged-Hovercraft-Engine-In-Your-Face" model.

    Seriously, how the hell can DVD burner be so damn noisy in the 21st century? :eek:
  4. $BPM$ macrumors newbie

    Mar 12, 2009
    Wales UK
  5. RemarkabLee thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Nov 14, 2007
    Thanks all.

    Has anyone tried to rip a DVD using that drive, just wondering if it's riplocked... (i.e. takes 20-30 minutes to rip a film to HDD)

    If the drive is so noisy and is riplocked, I may consider using a DVR-215/6/7
  6. grue macrumors 65816

    Nov 14, 2003
    Noisy and fast is far superior to quiet, slow and crappy as far as I'm concerned. Then again, the first thing I did with my Pioneer DVR-216s was reflash them to remove riplock and region encoding, so I'm used to loud drives.
  7. phairphan macrumors 6502a


    Sep 21, 2005
    Reject Beach
    Would the riplock "feature" be felt on the Windows side? I've only ripped one DVD using DVD Shrink and AnyDVD in Windows 7 via Bootcamp, but it took much, much longer than the Pentium 4 2.6 GHz with PATA OD my new machine replaced. I suppose it could be a Win7 or driver issue, but I kind of doubt it.
  8. Inconsequential macrumors 68000

    Sep 12, 2007
    I will be able to tell you in a day or two.

    I have a 2 year old SATA DVD-RW that I shall be adding to it.

    See if there is any performance differences when using handbrake!

  9. gzfelix macrumors member

    Jun 14, 2007
    Charlottetown, PE

    Firmware Revision: PQ04
    Interconnect: ATAPI
    Burn Support: Yes (Apple Shipping Drive)
    Cache: 2048 KB
    Reads DVD: Yes
    CD-Write: -R, -RW
    DVD-Write: -R, -R DL, -RW, +R, +R DL, +RW
    Write Strategies: CD-TAO, CD-SAO, CD-Raw, DVD-DAO
    Media: Insert media and refresh to show available burn speeds
  10. benmillion macrumors newbie

    Nov 11, 2009
    Hitachi HL-DT-ST DVD-RW GH41N DVD-RW - Windows Drivers


    I'm trying to install Windows 7 via Bootcamp, even with VMWare Fusion... I keep getting the same error when I attempt to install:

    "unable to locate DVD/CD device drivers..."

    I've been searching the web for the drivers for this superdrive (DVD burner) for days... nothing comes up. Anyone have any idea where these Windows drivers for this crazy drive are?

  11. maven8 macrumors member

    Nov 30, 2007
    That error might have nothing to do with the drivers, and could be all about your install disk.
    My memory is kinda hazy since it's been a while, but I seem to remember running into a similiar error when I tried to install the windows 7 beta on an older EFI32 macbook pro.

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