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charleslaigo
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2005 9:41 pm    Post subject: Mini CDs on a Mini Reply with quote

I read in a previous post that Mac Mini users are discouraged (putting it mildly) from inserting mini-CDs/DVDs into the slot-loading tray. According to the poster, the Mini wasn't built to handle mini discs.

Is this true? Anyone had any experience with this?

Before the Mini, I had a slot-loading iMac DV400 which DID ACCEPT mini discs. Wouldn't the principle be the same? Wanted to hear from other folks first before I tried it on my Mini.

-Charlie

p.s. I couldn't find the thread/post I was referring to earlier
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2005 9:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would say that these drives won't support the mini-CDs or business card CDs. I looked at Pioneer's spec documentation which is linked here and just from their diagrams I would bet that they don't support small CDs. I have since emailed them, so hopefully there'll be resolution in a few days to that extent. Pioneer makes the DVR-K05 and DVR-K04 drives that people are using to upgrade their Minis. I think the actual SuperDrive is a Hitachi, but I haven't looked into that.

In the mean time, I would bet on mini-CDs not working. Not all slot loading drives support this feature.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2005 2:11 am    Post subject: Err on the side of caution Reply with quote

Thanks for the info!

I'd better wait before "feeding" my Mini any of those mini discs.

I hope the folks at Pioneer answer your query.

Thanks again.

-Charlie
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2005 11:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

like i told a customer once..
*he wanted to feed the mini cds into his new powerbook.. told him that its a good way to ruin your computer

the combo drive on the mini is a mashitacd-rw

i think the superdrives apple uses are the 108's.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2005 4:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Look for Mini-CD adapters in Google, there are stuff like this one.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2005 9:56 pm    Post subject: Yeah! Reply with quote

Now that looks like something that'll definitely work.

Thanks!
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 31, 2005 2:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thelox714 wrote:
i think the superdrives apple uses are the 108's.


Superdrive in the mini:

Model: MATSHITADVD-R UJ-835F
Revision: GGN7
Serial Number:
Detachable Drive: No
Protocol: ATAPI
Unit Number: 1
Socket Type: Internal
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