powermac superdrive writting speed questions

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by flyin3d, Sep 23, 2005.

  1. flyin3d macrumors newbie

    Jan 31, 2004
    Hilo, Hi.
    Hi Guys,
    I have three questions:
    I have the first run Power Mac G5 from two years ago. I think it came with a 1X dvd writer and I was able to upgrade the firmware to 2x ( I kinda remember doing that). I notice it will not accept more recently purchaced media at 16x speed.

    My questions are...
    -How do I verify the speed it will write at?
    -Can I make it write even faster?
    -Do I have to use only 1x or 2x media? This is not as available anymore.

    Thanks in advance.
  2. mklos macrumors 68000


    Dec 4, 2002
    My house!
    The original PowerMac G5's have a 4x SuperDrive (DVD-RW). Of course if you only have 1x Blank DVD's then it will only write at 1x no matter how fast your DVD Burner is.
  3. iEdd macrumors 68000


    Aug 8, 2005
    You might want to buy a pioneer DVR-110 Burner and stick it in (10 min job, easy)... It will support up to 16x burn, although you might need patchburn for full support in some apps.

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