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Postby aviationwiz on Thu Aug 12, 2004 8:31 pm

Does anyone know who makes the 8x Superdrive found in the new PowerMac G5's, and also, what model is it?

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Postby cfitz on Thu Aug 12, 2004 9:43 pm

Pioneer DVR-107 I believe.

Here you go:

http://www.xlr8yourmac.com/archives/may04/051304.html

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Postby cfitz on Thu Aug 12, 2004 9:50 pm

Oh, and by the way, I guess this applies to you, too:

aviationwiz wrote:Rule 13:

Do not duplicate questions or problems that have been already answered. Looking through the CDRLabs FAQ may also be of some help to answer your question. Also refrain from asking questions that can be easily found by searching the net using a Google powered search engine such as Yahoo. (i.e. Don’t ask for a manufacturer’s website or Ask where you can buy CD’s online.)


One of the last people I would expect to not do a simple search first.


How do you think I found the answer to your question? A two-minute search on Google. :roll:

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Postby aviationwiz on Thu Aug 12, 2004 11:34 pm

Easy, I searched for about 10 minutes on here, google, cdfreaks, and rpc1, and couldn't find anything! :roll:
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Postby Ian on Fri Aug 13, 2004 12:15 am

You probably weren't searching under the right thing. I found it by typing in "I love steve jobs. He made my expensive mac. It has a DVD burner. I do not care that it cost me $500 to add a $100 drive to my Mac. "
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Postby aviationwiz on Fri Aug 13, 2004 12:24 am

I see... funny you say that, as the 8x Superdrive is standard in the PowerMac G5's, and, if you wish to downgrade to a combo drive, you subtract $100 from the purchase price. No PC can stand up to a G5, you are just clouded in your pure anti-apple ways.
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Postby Ian on Fri Aug 13, 2004 12:38 am

You have been brainwashed by the Apple propaganda machine! There is no hope for you. You might as well buy a VW bus and grow your hair long like other Mac lovers.


(I'm kidding here. I own an iMac... that hasn't been powered in in more than a year).
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Postby Wesociety on Fri Aug 13, 2004 12:48 am

Image

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Apple "machines" are ridiculously overpriced and not very flexible IMO.
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Postby aviationwiz on Fri Aug 13, 2004 12:52 am

Same issue as with Plextor or Taiyo Yuden. Is it expensive? Yes. Is it overpriced? No. You get what you pay for.
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Postby Wesociety on Fri Aug 13, 2004 1:10 am

aviationwiz wrote: You get what you pay for.

Actually, it seems that you think: EXPENSIVE = EXCELLENT PRODUCT.
You just go ahead and keep believing that... :o
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Postby aviationwiz on Fri Aug 13, 2004 1:35 am

Not true at all. Take DVD-ROM's for example, I prefer Lite-On DVD-ROM's, Pioneer's are more expensive, but do I think they are better? Hell no, becuase they aren't.
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Postby Alejandra on Fri Aug 13, 2004 1:51 pm

Ian wrote:You have been brainwashed by the Apple propaganda machine! There is no hope for you. You might as well buy a VW bus and grow your hair long like other Mac lovers.


Hey, watch your mouth there :evil:

Well, yes I have my hair long, but I dont have any VW bus.

Ian wrote:(I'm kidding here. I own an iMac... that hasn't been powered in in more than a year).


Since I bought my PowerBook I used almost every day, I have very bad experiences with PC notebooks and none with this baby. Even I use it at home to watch some DivX/XviD files with AC3-5.1 encoded audio with an external audio device that handles the digital output to the home theater.

Well, I'm an Apple fan since Apple-II, but not a Job's fan.
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Fri Aug 13, 2004 1:56 pm

I suppose apples/macs might be good for people who aren't techie in any way. I could never handle not being able to get into the guts of the software. Plus, no nifty CD/DVD tools!! I'd go crazy!! (or.... more crazy :wink: )
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Re: 8x Superdrive

Postby Alejandra on Fri Aug 13, 2004 2:42 pm

aviationwiz wrote:Does anyone know who makes the 8x Superdrive found in the new PowerMac G5's, and also, what model is it?

Thanks.


I Know that Desktop Macs had Pioneer's, and Portable Macs had Matsushita or Toshiba ones. But some Desktop with slot loading are not Pioneer's.
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Postby Alejandra on Fri Aug 13, 2004 2:46 pm

dolphinius_rex wrote:I suppose apples/macs might be good for people who aren't techie in any way. I could never handle not being able to get into the guts of the software. Plus, no nifty CD/DVD tools!! I'd go crazy!! (or.... more crazy :wink: )


Well if you are a Unixish you can manage with cdrtools and gui packages in X11.

But it's true, Toast is not perfect, I had some probs with SVCD burned in Toast, my DVD-Player didn't like it.
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Fri Aug 13, 2004 2:59 pm

Alejandra wrote:
dolphinius_rex wrote:I suppose apples/macs might be good for people who aren't techie in any way. I could never handle not being able to get into the guts of the software. Plus, no nifty CD/DVD tools!! I'd go crazy!! (or.... more crazy :wink: )


Well if you are a Unixish you can manage with cdrtools and gui packages in X11.

But it's true, Toast is not perfect, I had some probs with SVCD burned in Toast, my DVD-Player didn't like it.


There are no equivilants of Nero Info Tool, Nero CD/DVD Speed, Nero Drive Speed, K-Probe, DVDInfoPro, Smartburn, Plextools.... the list oes on :o
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Postby dodecahedron on Fri Aug 13, 2004 3:24 pm

but the big advantage with Unix/Linux - you can write ones yourself!
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Postby Alejandra on Fri Aug 13, 2004 3:36 pm

dolphinius_rex wrote:There are no equivilants of Nero Info Tool, Nero CD/DVD Speed, Nero Drive Speed, K-Probe, DVDInfoPro, Smartburn, Plextools.... the list oes on :o


There is no need to equivalents, I can use them in Virtual PC with my drive connected to the USB port. :o
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Postby Ian on Sat Aug 14, 2004 1:27 am

For the Apple Geeks:

http://www.applegeeks.com/comic_archive ... ?issue=123

I find it amusing since its Transformers related...
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