Pioneer DVR-110

nsheikh80

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I have a Powerbook and would like to buy the Pioneer DVR-110 and slip it in an external USB 2 enclosure for use with my Powerbook.

My question is, does anyone know if it is compatible with Mac OS X (Tiger)?
 

iEdd

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I just saw this... It is meant to be the same as a DVR-109, except with DVD-RAM support...
So it will work with tiger. You may need patchburn for it to get recognised in iTunes, etc though... Or maybe not at all, as it's external in your situation.
Definitely work in Toast.
 

nsheikh80

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epepper9 said:
I just saw this... It is meant to be the same as a DVR-109, except with DVD-RAM support...
So it will work with tiger. You may need patchburn for it to get recognised in iTunes, etc though... Or maybe not at all, as it's external in your situation.
Definitely work in Toast.
Thanks for your reply.
 

Bakey

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epepper9 said:
I just saw this... It is meant to be the same as a DVR-109, except with DVD-RAM support...
So it will work with tiger. You may need patchburn for it to get recognised in iTunes, etc though... Or maybe not at all, as it's external in your situation.
Definitely work in Toast.
I thought both the 109 & 110 supported RAM - I know the write speed of dual layer media has gone up from 6x [109] to 8x.

Other than that I really can't see a great deal of difference between the two! I'm also guessing that the 110 is -R DL capable straight out of the box, whereas the 109 needed the Firmware updater to allow this [well certainly on the earlier 109's it did].
 

iMeowbot

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DVR-110 does DVD-RAM, DVR-110D doesn't.

Anyway, I've ordered one of these (110D) to try out before upgrading a dozen or so machines. How are people's experiences been with these, now that they've been out a while? Any surprises?
 

Artful Dodger

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Hi, as long as you are running iLife 05' you won't need Patchburn, it will work with all iApps.
iMeowbot
DVR-110 does DVD-RAM, DVR-110D doesn't.
Anyway, I've ordered one of these (110D) to try out before upgrading a dozen or so machines. How are people's experiences been with these, now that they've been out a while? Any surprises?
Sorry, my LaCie came with the NEC in it but oh the benifits of DVD-RAM :)
 

shadowmoses

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I think the new powermac's would probably have the DVR-110's in as they always use the newest pioneer drive,

Shadow;)
 

iMeowbot

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shadowmoses said:
I think the new powermac's would probably have the DVR-110's in as they always use the newest pioneer drive,
Mm, but Apple drives get custom firmware. Early samples of this drive had some well reported bugs, and I was interested to see if there were and Mac-specific gotchas with aftermarket units that people had found in the wild. Oh well, I'll get to find out first hand tomorrow.
 

iMeowbot

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Just a bit of followup. These are working out really well, although they did ship with the old buggy firmware (suboptimal speed was the main problem). Fortunately DVRFlash 2.2 is compatible, so there's no need to drag out a PC to get them up to proper performance; and DVD-RAM is supported on the DVR-110D after cross-flashing the drives to DVR-110 firmware.
 
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