For superdrive owners

jb22

Registered
That update doesn't increase the speed of the drive, it allows the drive to work woth DVD-Rs aimed for 4x recording. Right now the superdrive is designed to work with 2x DVD-R media, but as stated, any Mac with a super drive built after a certain date, I think November 2002 are already updated.
 

ex2bot

Registered Bot
Apparently, all the 17" iMacs are also using the updated firmware. At least, that's what it looks like. If someone knows differently, please let me know.

Doug
 

kendall

Registered
Nope. Firmware updates have been modifying hardware in similar ways for ages. I had a 33.6 USR modem and made it a 56k through a Firmware update many years ago.
 

dave17lax

Inventor of the Egg Wave
well as jb said, it's not the speed that's changing, it's the format that can be handled, or thereabouts. in my younger days, I would've projected as to how it may be possible for software to make up where hardware leaves off, but for now I'll just let it go. If anyone cares join in, great. If not, Q.E.D.
 

fryke

Moderator
Staff member
Mod
Well, dave17lax, Kendall is right: Software upgrades made my 28.8 modem a 33.6 and then a 56k modem. Or did I get you wrong here?
 
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