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Below spec DVD drive
Authored by: davidmorr on Jan 27, '10 02:12:28PM

When I bought my new iMac about a year ago, the DVD drive was nowhere near as fast as the speed claimed in the specs. It would typically write at 3x instead of the 8x Apple claimed.

It took a while (several calls) but Apple support agreed there was a problem and replaced the drive with a different brand. It is still not 8x, but it does do 5-6x.

Lots of people complain about slow DVD drives in iMacs, so I suspect it is actually a common problem. Is it a faulty batch of drives? If so, they continued to use them for a very long time.

Edited on Jan 27, '10 02:13:32PM by davidmorr



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