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Authored by: mm2270 on Feb 14, '03 12:42:41PM

The author may be right about this! I installed a DVR-105 Pioneer drive into my Quicksilver G4 several months ago. I've been using 4x rated DVD media now since I got the drive to make backups of files, etc. and everything has worked fine (ALWAYS wrote at 4x on said media). However, yesterday, as I was installing the 10.2.4 update from Apple, my Mac crashed (kernal panicked really) right in the middle of it.! Well, as you might have guessed, it HOSED my system so bad I had no choice but to reinstall Jaguar again, with an archive and install, to get up & running quickly.

After the install, I went thru the customary SW Update process to install all the updates since 10.2 was released. One of them was the SuperDrive update, which was selected by default. I wasn't paying close attention and let the SUCP download and install this, even though I didn't need it. After the restart, and checking that all was well again, I attempted to write a DVD on some 4x media via Toast, and the only option I got was 1x speed!! Now, it's possible that something was wrong with this media, so it dropped it down to 1x, but I didn't have time then to test this out thoroughly. But I have some 4x media (different brand) at work that I'm taking home tonight to test. If I get 1x speed only, I'm going to be ROYALLY PISSED!!

Apple had better address this with a new update if this in fact turns out to be a bug in the firmware. Since I've been happily burning DVDs at 4x with this drive for some time now, I would have to assume it's NOT the drive, but is in fact the firmware!



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