Superdrive Upgrade

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

  1. covertsurfer macrumors 6502a

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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

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    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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