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Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by RemarkabLee, Mar 31, 2009.
Would be grateful to know what model shows under the System Profiler - thanks
Its the hitachi HL-DT-ST DVD-RW GH41N
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?
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
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.
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.
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!
HL-DT-ST DVD-RW GH41N:
Firmware Revision: PQ04
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
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?
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.