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DRDeviceSupportLevel
Authored by: las_vegas on Dec 08, '03 01:33:13AM
I have been very successful installing the EMPREX DVD Dual 4X +/-R +/-RW (I got it for $89 at Fry's!). This drive is the same thing as the BTC DRW 1004IM OEM drive. So far, it works with Toast 6, iTunes, iDVD, iPhoto and Disk Utility (Not Finder).

Prior to installing the profile, 'drutil info' reports the following:

 Vendor   Product           Rev
 DVDRW    IDE1004           0043

   Interconnect: ATAPI
   SupportLevel: None
          Cache: 2048k
       CD-Write:
      DVD-Write:
     Strategies:

The profile file for this drive follows:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple Computer//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd">
<plist version="1.0">
<array>
	<dict>
		<key>DRDevicePersonalities</key>
		<array>
			<dict>
				<key>DRDeviceProductName</key>
				<string>IDE1004</string>
				<key>DRDeviceVendorName</key>
				<string>DVDRW</string>
			</dict>
		</array>
		<key>DRDeviceProfile</key>
		<dict>
			<key>DRDeviceActualVendorName</key>
			<string>EMPREX/BTC</string>
			<key>DRDeviceDescription</key>
			<string>DVD Dual 4X</string>
		</dict>
		<key>DRDeviceProfileVersion</key>
		<integer>1</integer>
	</dict>
</array>
</plist>
To get around Apple's block on 'Unsupported' drives, I used the modified version of DiscRecordingEngine available at Bidouille's web site.

After installing the profile file, 'drutil info' presents the following:

 Vendor   Product           Rev
 DVDRW    IDE1004           0043

   Interconnect: ATAPI
   SupportLevel: Unsupported
          Cache: 2048k
       CD-Write: -R, -RW, BUFE, CDText, Test, IndexPts, ISRC
      DVD-Write: -R, -RW, +R, +RW, BUFE, Test
     Strategies: CD-TAO, CD-SAO, CD-Raw, DVD-DAO


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