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What Superdrive in your Core2duo Intel iMac?
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WizOSX
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Sep 24, 2006, 06:51 PM
 
I just picked up my 17" last night. Overall, I like the machine a lot. However, it has the (now infamous) MATSHITA DVD-R UJ-846. Did those who bought the 20" and 24" also get this drive? If so, system profiler says +-RW and +-R write but does not include DL? I don't want to start another thread on the issues surrounding this drive, just want to know if Apple only uses it in the "bottom end."
     
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Sep 24, 2006, 09:00 PM
 
My 24" iMac shows a MATSHITA DVD-R UJ-85J.
     
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Sep 24, 2006, 09:16 PM
 
i just bought my 17inch iMac a few days ago and mine says MATSHITA DVD-R UJ-846
and it also says:

MATSHITA DVD-R UJ-846:

Firmware Revision: FB2U
Interconnect: ATAPI
Burn Support: Yes (Apple Shipped/Supported)
Cache: 2048 KB
Reads DVD: Yes
CD-Write: -R, -RW
DVD-Write: -R, -RW, +R, +RW, +R DL
Burn Underrun Protection CD: Yes
Burn Underrun Protection DVD: Yes
Write Strategies: CD-TAO, CD-SAO, DVD-DAO
Media: No

hope that helps you out...

btw i bought the top of the line 17" iMac stock
17" 2.0Ghz C2D iMac, 1GB RAM, 160GB HDD, x1600.
1.83Ghz C2D MacBook, 1GB RAM, 60GB HDD
30GB 5G iPod White.
     
WizOSX  (op)
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Sep 24, 2006, 09:45 PM
 
dilbottehrobort--

Thanks. It is very weird that my System Profiler did not say +R DL under DVD write the first few times I checked but now it is identical to yours!! The only change was that I inserted a DL DVD and then shut down with it inserted. Rebooted without it in. Does that make sense to anyone?
     
   
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