New 15'' PB SuperDrive&hard drive performance

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by rich_i, Oct 25, 2005.

  1. rich_i macrumors newbie

    Oct 25, 2005

    I would like to ask those who already have the new 15''PB with HD display if you have noticed any performance drop while copying files from Super Drive to hard drive, or while burning DVD? The new machine is supposed to have the Super Drive and hard drive on the same bus, which would suggest a potential bottleneck...

    Thanks for sharing your experience.


    edit: actually this might probably apply to the new 17'' PB as well
  2. alexprice macrumors 6502a

    Jan 8, 2005
    I dont know for sure, but I very much that Apple would do something to slow the performance down.
  3. Demon Hunter macrumors 68020

    Mar 30, 2004
    Where did you find that out?

    I'm also interested in what the SuperDrive model is, and if it has the 8x speed problem the UJ-835E has (it never burns DVDs at 8x).
  4. rich_i thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 25, 2005
    I've found it on AI site:

    New PowerBook notes

    Like the Power Macs, Apple's new PowerBook G4 systems are also running a special built train of Mac OS X 10.4.2, said to be build 8E45.

    Additionally, the 15-inch and 17-inch models show some signs of a slight internal component reorganization. The laptops' sleep sensor is now located inside the display bezel rather than on the body of the unit.

    Previous PowerBook systems included three internal speakers -- one under the keyboard and one each on the right- and left-hand sides -- while the new models rely on just left and right speakers.

    Tipsters also report that inside the new PowerBooks both the hard drive and SuperDrive reside on the same ATA bus (where previously they were both 'masters' on separate ATA busses).
  5. yoda13 macrumors 65816


    Sep 26, 2003
    That is crazy, and will it really slow down performance that much?:confused:

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