Questions about TiBook SuperDrive

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by rjsen, Nov 9, 2002.

  1. rjsen macrumors newbie

    May 17, 2002
    Cupertino, CA
    A couple questions about the SuperDrive in the new TiBooks:

    Who is the manufacturer? The specs don't quite match up to those of units from Toshiba, Pioneer, or Matsush*ta.

    Can the drive write and erase DVD-RWs? I know the desktop drives can even though Apple doesn't mention it, but I couldn't find any info on the notebook drive.

    I'm trying to decide whether it's worth $200 and a couple weeks to get the SuperDrive model, or if I should just go with the combo. Thanks in advance.
  2. Over Achiever macrumors 68000

    Over Achiever

    Jul 22, 2002
    Toledo, OH, formerly Twin Cities, MN
    Re: Questions about TiBook SuperDrive

    Sorry, I don't know the manufacture.

    I'm pretty sure the powerbook can burn DVD-RWs just like the desktop machines. The DVD-RW burning ability usually comes with the drive, so I'd say yes.

    $200 is worth is for me since I don't currently have a DVD burner, and I plan on using the powerbook as my main computer. If you plan on getting a desktop with a superdrive, then you have a tougher decision since you'll already/will have a superdrive, and having two superdrives might not make sense to you. If you don't really need a superdrive, then get the combo one. It reads DVDs and burns CD-RWs faster than the superdrive, and you save some money, and you have a faster DVD burner in your iMac or PowerMac.
  3. irmongoose macrumors 68030


    Dec 3, 2001
    Sometimes Tokyo, sometimes California
    I'm guessing the manufacturer is Panasonic... but that's Matsushita, and you say they don't match up...

    Anyways, I'm guessing it's Panasonic because there was an article just last week about Panasonic making a slot-loading DVD burner.


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