SuperDrive is a DVD-RW as well

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According to a MacinTouch reader, Apple's SuperDrive can also be used to write DVD-RW media:

At last, Data back up on SuperDrives. I just received my first pack of DVD-RW disks to try on my G4 733 and I have to report they write data like a hot knife through a butter, a whole 4.7 gigs no proble

A nice added feature for the $250 option (above a DVD/CD-R) on the new PowerMacs.
 

kidflibble

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Sweet!

Excelent! I was wondering about that after reading the stats... One step closer to convincing the powers that be that I need a new Mac.
 

Kela

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help

Help!! How do I convince my parents that I need a new mac?
iM TIRED OF MY G3 400 Laptop.

- Ciao Max

 

Megaquad

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kela

try telling them you need it or school.. tell them you cant do anything with this mac
 

mymemory

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Kela

I have a $20.000 worth of electronic equipment (includding one G4 and one G3 500 firewire laptop), from my parents... do you think am I gonna give so many years of experience for free?

Tell the every body in your school have a G4 and they are doing great, but be nice to them always.
 

Kela

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Just Imagine

People, I wan't you all for a minute to close your eyes
and picture this image. Your Brand New G4 Dual 800 MHZ Quiksilver with a fat 17 inch LCD Apple Display is sitting in your cleaned room. The air is cool. NExt to the computer are Bryce 5.0, Maya, Rune, UT, and an awesome Fly2k simulator. And you press the startup key for the first time..... OS X runs smoothly as silk, you check your mail, take a bite of your pizza and enjoy the MAC truly.

- KEla

p.s i drool just thinking about owning one of those!! drool i tell ya. Its not fair steve, they are soo yummy. I truly feel like eating them.
 

Luckster

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Apple's Superdrive is simply the Pioneeer A03 mechanism. It can write DVD-R, DVD-RW, CD-R and CD-RW. If you are interested, other companies are now beginning to sell these drives such as LaCie and CD Cyclone. They are compatible with Apple's DVD Studio Pro and Toast Titanium.

As for finding DVD media, that takes some time. Having wanted one of these drives, I can tell you that the DVD-R media is available from the Apple Store (oddly no one else carries it) and DVD-RW is available from Outpost.com. The DVD-R will cost about $10 and the DVD-RW about $20.

Hope you find this helpful.
- Andrew
 
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mecccc

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re superdrive

does anyone know if the superdrive can be used by retrospect for backups?

thanks
 

Luckster

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Perhaps so, but they are unreadable to anything except a DVD-RAM drive. DVD-R media is playable on any DVD player and can be used as a data storage medium.
 
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yzarc

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Verbatim sells DVD-RW media on their website for $19. They also manufacture the DVD-R media that Apple sells.