Superdrive Upgrade

Discussion in 'iMac' started by covertsurfer, Aug 10, 2007.

  1. covertsurfer macrumors 6502a

    Jan 18, 2007
    Is the superdrive the fastest dvd burning slot loading drive you can get? It's just that coming from a desktop PC background where you can get 18x+ dvd writing 8x speeds seems a bit slow
  2. jsw Moderator emeritus


    Mar 16, 2004
    Andover, MA
    For which computer? Clearly the notebook and notebook-like ones will be different than the Mac Pros in terms of options.
  3. MacBass macrumors 6502


    Aug 12, 2005
    La Crosse, WI
    You could always attach an external burner (either IDE or SATA) to a USB 2.0 or Firewire 400/800 that achieves the 18x burn. I installed an 18x burner in my PowerMac G4 and it burns just fine.
  4. covertsurfer thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jan 18, 2007
    Sorry, I meant for the iMac. It just seems a bit odd that you can have a pretty powerful processor, 4GB RAM, a pretty powerful graphics card but the DVD burner is something you could have bought 3 years ago. Is it just that laptop DVD burners generate too much heat and thats why Apple only use a 8x burner?
  5. l33r0y macrumors 6502

    Aug 7, 2007
    More likely a restriction of the form factor and that its verticaly mounted
  6. rainydays macrumors 6502a

    Nov 6, 2006
    AFAIK, there are no faster laptop burners than that. Could be wrong though.

    I don't care much though. I rarely burn discs at full speed anyway, there's just too much risk of getting errors.

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