Just got new 27 i7 iMac from refurb store...

Discussion in 'iMac' started by D-Love, Dec 21, 2010.

  1. D-Love macrumors regular

    Jan 15, 2008
    And it has the Hitachi "riplock feature" superdrive.

    Has there been a firmware update to correct this? I plan on ripping most of my DVD library onto this computer but I sure as heck am not going to keep a bleeding edge, i7 computer that I paid almost 2 grand for if it has a crippling feature like that which is just a stupid, STUPID bottleneck limiting the Mac's potential. I've set up a return but wanted to make sure there was no firmware fix for this already put out. I've done the Google and forum search for this but found no definitive answer so I thought I'd ask directly.

    Has a few dead pixels too, but I'm running dead pixel software to try and fix them. I know this is refurbished, but its still $2000 and supposedly gone through even stricter testing than the brand new units, and I've never had a problem with flaws with refurbs before - my MacBook Pro that I'm selling was a refurb and was dead pixel free. The Hitachi riplock drive is the thing bugging me the most though.
  2. Loramarthalas macrumors member


    Aug 7, 2010
    Yeah, me too. Took nearly two hours to install Mass Effect 2 under bootcamp.

    A really pointless, limiting addition by Apple. It serves little utility, yet makes life much worse for end users.
  3. yankintx macrumors 6502

    Feb 2, 2010
    You probably got the one I wanted, but i didn't push the easy button fast enough. I would return it though. Almost 2 grand with dead pixels.....that's a no-no for me.
  4. D-Love thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 15, 2008
    The pixels aren't too bad...its the fact the thing has a superdrive thats WAY slower than my mom's old Core 2 iMac when ripping that really gets me. lol. Be glad you didn't get this one, I'm waiting till the refresh and seeing what goes in those.
  5. rb5505 macrumors member

    Sep 16, 2010
  6. steve77uk macrumors regular

    Oct 28, 2007
    I bought my iMac 27" 2.93 i7 Sunday afternoon, arrived Tuesday. This is my DVD Drive:


    Model: OPTIARC DVD RW AD-5680H
    Revision: 3AHB
    Native Command Queuing: No
    Detachable Drive: No
    Power Off: No
    Async Notification: Yes

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