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PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2005 2:05 pm    Post subject: anyone have an 8x Pioneer Superdrive? Reply with quote

http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/item/7472/PIODVRK04L/

I've been considering this drive as a prospective upgrade down the line and I would just like to see if anyone else has had good experience w/ it and the vendor

does iDVD/toast recognize the drive?

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2005 10:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I do not have one, but I have been considering one. However, be aware that the DVR-K04 is the 2004 model and is discontinued. I have seen a DVR-K05 model out that has slightly faster DL performance. I'm thinking I'll eventually give the 05 a try.

http://www.directron.com/dvrk05.html
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2005 10:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

whoa, thanks for the update

nice thing you linked to directron.. I work currently work there for the summer.... mmm employee discount

i'll let you know if I jump on this deal
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2005 10:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

would that 05 pioneer drive need any adapter to work in the mini.. or is it good by itself?
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2005 10:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Let us know how much it costs you. I would like to pay for you to buy yourself another one to give to me for a present kinda thing.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2005 11:55 pm    Post subject: Pioneer drive Reply with quote

I got my Pioneer drive from OWC (Other World Computing) It is recognized by tiger and System profiler reports the following
PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-K04L:

Firmware Revision: 1.00
Interconnect: ATAPI
Burn Support: Yes (Apple Shipped/Supported)
Cache: 2000 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, CD-Raw, DVD-DAO
Media: No

I've burned DVD + R and DVD - R disks so far with no problems. I've not tried +R DL yet.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2005 12:24 am    Post subject: Re: Pioneer drive Reply with quote

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I got my Pioneer drive from OWC (Other World Computing) It is recognized by tiger and System profiler reports the following
PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-K04L:

Firmware Revision: 1.00
Interconnect: ATAPI
Burn Support: Yes (Apple Shipped/Supported)
Cache: 2000 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, CD-Raw, DVD-DAO
Media: No

I've burned DVD + R and DVD - R disks so far with no problems. I've not tried +R DL yet.


Did you install the drive yourself or did you use their upgrade service?
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2005 1:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

that allays my worries, I'll try to pick one up after work tomorrow if they're in stock
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2005 9:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not a bad deal for a DVR-K05, $109 +6.99 shipping:

here
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2005 10:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I installed the memory on my mini. Is it much harder to replace the dvd drive?
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2005 10:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wouldn't say it's harder; it's just more work.

OWC has videos that walk you through installation here. They're quicktime and links are at the bottom of the page.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2005 1:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That Pioneer DVR-K05 won't be in stock at Directron until the 13th of July, I tried to buy one today
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2005 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

but MWave has it, and for cheaper
http://www.mwave.com/mwave/Deepsearch.hmx?SCriteria=dvr-k05&updepts=&DNAME=&Pname=&DID=&Pid=&ALL=y&Sort=price&Thumb=YTM
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 08, 2005 5:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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but MWave has it, and for cheaper
http://www.mwave.com/mwave/Deepsearch.hmx?SCriteria=dvr-k05&updepts=&DNAME=&Pname=&DID=&Pid=&ALL=y&Sort=price&Thumb=YTM


Let us know how the drive works out for you when you get it. I just put the Bluetooth / Airport upgrade in my Mini today. That upgrade is gong to have to be the last one for quite a while. My wife says that I must pay off the PowerMac G5 that I purchased, before I can get any more new toys. So, no new DVD drive for me until at least October. Sad
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 08, 2005 6:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bsnoel wrote:
Let us know how the drive works out for you when you get it. I just put the Bluetooth / Airport upgrade in my Mini today. That upgrade is gong to have to be the last one for quite a while. My wife says that I must pay off the PowerMac G5 that I purchased, before I can get any more new toys. So, no new DVD drive for me until at least October. Sad


How'd the upgrade for the Airport/Bluetooth kit go and where'd you buy it from? I'm going to buy and install one but it'd be nice to know what I'm getting into before hand.
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