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liamlawyer
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Mar 2, 2003, 01:47 PM
 
Hey all - is it possible to use Idvd with a different, FASTER drive than the superdrive?
     
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Mar 2, 2003, 02:32 PM
 
Originally posted by liamlawyer:
Hey all - is it possible to use Idvd with a different, FASTER drive than the superdrive?
what faster drive are you talking about? and what superdrive do you have?

the 'superdrive' is just apple's name for DVD-R drives. usually, they are just Pioneer DVR-A0x IDE drives (first one was A03, A04, and now A05.) 03 and 04 were 2x, and 05 is 4x. i say 'usually', because recently, people have been reporting other brand DVD-R drives in their macs (such as sony mechanisms). you can basically put in a retail drive to replace your drive, as long as it's still on the IDE chain.

but i ask what superdrive you had in mind, because there's no DVD-R drive out there faster than 4x, which is how fast the superdrives are for the new macs.
     
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Mar 3, 2003, 09:27 AM
 
.....you can basically put in a retail drive to replace your drive, as long as it's still on the IDE chain.
Does that mean its possible to buy a base model tower and add a dvd burner later and have idvd work with it??
     
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Mar 3, 2003, 11:32 AM
 
Originally posted by SunSeeker:
Does that mean its possible to buy a base model tower and add a dvd burner later and have idvd work with it??

yep. i put a pioneer DVR-A03 in my G4 450, works fine.


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Mar 4, 2003, 12:53 AM
 
Originally posted by tr:
what faster drive are you talking about? and what superdrive do you have?

the 'superdrive' is just apple's name for DVD-R drives. usually, they are just Pioneer DVR-A0x IDE drives (first one was A03, A04, and now A05.) 03 and 04 were 2x, and 05 is 4x. i say 'usually', because recently, people have been reporting other brand DVD-R drives in their macs (such as sony mechanisms). you can basically put in a retail drive to replace your drive, as long as it's still on the IDE chain.

but i ask what superdrive you had in mind, because there's no DVD-R drive out there faster than 4x, which is how fast the superdrives are for the new macs.
I have the first generation 1x drive and want to get into the 4x world. Thanks for the info! Any reccomendations on a good drive to buy? And there is no reason why I could not just add another drive to do disc-to-disc dupes, right?

     
   
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