Pioneer A05 DVD-R

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by TMJ1974, Oct 12, 2002.

  1. TMJ1974 macrumors member

    Jul 22, 2002
    Question for everyone........

    I am looking to replace my CD-RW drive with a DVD-R drive. I can get the current Pioneer A04 or wait a few weeks and get the new, twice as fast, Pioneer A05, for only $50 more.

    According to, many people have had success "retro fitting" their Quicksilvers with DVD-R drives. Apple's software recognizes the Pioneer drive with no problems (since the SuperDrive is really a Pioneer drive). My question is this, will the new drive be as compatible in this regard ? OS X just recognizes the A04, would it need special drivers to recognize the A05 ?

    Any insight would be greatly appreciated.

  2. Chisholm macrumors regular


    May 31, 2002
    Tuscaloosa, Alabama
    I don't know if it will need new drivers. I just installed a DVD 104 in my dual 867 and it works just fine. There were a few blank discs included in the retail bundle along with software to make it work with a peece, but no Mac oriented software. I'm still looking for Mac OSX version of the firmware update....

    Hate to think I have to pull the drive back out and install it in a Peeeeecee just to do firmware update...

    Personally, I'd wait for the faster drive. I purchased this one with "year-end-funds" so I couldn't wait. Good luck!
  3. shadowfax0 macrumors 6502

    May 2, 2002
    I was looking into the A05 too, where can I get a hold of one...? :confused:

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