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I was considering the option of upgrading my DVD-Rom Drive in my G4 Dual 450 to the Pioneer DVR-A05 which is the retail superdrive identical to what Apple uses.<br><br>has anyone heard or know of any problems, and or praises in regards to performance, installation, etc.?<br><br>This route would be a lot cheaper than going out and getting one of those New G4 dual 1.42GHz puppies. <br><br>
I put a DVR-A04 in my Dual 500, and I've had few complaints so far...<br><br>I basically just took out my BTO DVD-ROM drive, and just connected the new A04 drive using the same wires & power supply, and the machine instantly recognized it- no installers or drivers needed!<br><br>Be sure to look for any firmware upgrades on Pioneer's site after you install..<br><br>The only issue I *think* is attributed to the drive NOT being pre-installed with my machine is burning CD's through the Finder. Not that I have problems doing so, but my machine was having some trouble recognizing blank CD-RW's & DVD-RW's when I inserted them... It wouldn't mount them on the desktop, it wouldn't do anything!<br><br>I think I fixed it, though...<br><br>Anyway, the short answer is you should be fine...I've burned all kinds of data & even made a couple of movie DVD's through iDVD and have never had a serious problem...<br><br><br><br>[color:red]Hold on, it's time for a </font color=red> <br>
You should have even less problems than I did, then...<br><br>I've never had any difficulties using Toast with my A04..<br><br>Upgrade to 5.2 (with 10.2.4) and you shouldn't have any worries...<br><br><br>[color:red]Hold on, it's time for a </font color=red> <br>
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