Any recommendations? Mine seems to be dying.
I believe I have an IDE drive in a 1,1 Mac pro
Here is my info
Model Name: Mac Pro
Model Identifier: MacPro1,1
Processor Name: Dual-Core Intel Xeon
Processor Speed: 2.66 GHz
Number Of Processors: 2
Total Number Of Cores: 4
L2 Cache (per processor): 4 MB
Memory: 8 GB
Bus Speed: 1.33 GHz
PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-112D:
Model: PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-112D
Detachable Drive: No
Unit Number: 0
Socket Type: Internal
Low Power Polling: Yes
Power Off: No
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LG IDE model GH22NP21, $20.99
SamSung IDE model SH-S2222, $20.99
Don't buy a Pioneer IDE drive.....they're crappy and they no longer use NEC chipsets in their dvd burners.
I'd personally go with the LG ide drive. Just my 2 cents!
LG is garbage.
Easily one of the worst drives out there. Poor burning, media compatibility and playback.
Get a Samsung, Pioneer, or Sony.
You might want to read this: The best and worst DVD burners: 2011 DVD Burner Reviews
http://club.myce.com/ about the PIONEER drives.....
LG isn't garbage.....I've got LG drives & haven't had one crap out on me yet....LS has been called on the spot with the newer PIONEER drives....another member pointed out the same thing I said about PIONEER using a different chipset.....I'm lazy so you can google in here under the dvd drive forum section for the thread.......you have a IDE drive so there are only so many brands that still make IDE......SATA dvd burners are another story with more of a variety to choose from.....I've used LG IDE drives in friends/family pc's for replacement drives with no issues what so ever.....Go to myce.com and take a look at the dvd burner forums....just my 2 freaking cents!
Probably going to split the difference and go with the Samsung since you both seem to agree on that one
^^^Don't believe everything LS tells you.....Last Samsung I bought was like 3yrs ago....then their drives IMHO went a bit sour after that....buy whatcha want....do some reading at the the old cdfreaks.com site which is now called myce.com.....i used to buy every brand new dvd burner that came out....but that stopped long ago after brands began outsourcing to other companies thus the rebadging of drives began.....BENQ sold their optical drive division to LITEON......SONY sold theirs to NEC.....LG & LITEON are the only one's that still manufacture their own drives....Dunno if SAMSUNG still manufactures their own or if they sold out to LITEON....ASUS & PLEXTOR use rebadged drives....LITEON makes their drives and just slap on the ASUS & PLEXTOR names on it.....PIONEER manufactures their own drives but they use MEDIATEK chipset which the drives are crappy as hell......
Let's go over this one more time...
There's no proof that Mediatek has made Pioneer worse. From what I can see online, that rumor can be traced back as nothing more than the maniacal ramblings of a few users at Myce. Pioneer had a few drives with less-than-perfect burning (still better than competitors of the era, however) back during the NEC chipsets. How quickly people forget. (Or in some cases, never knew, being new to the DVD burning world.)
Sony + NEC = Optiarc
Pioneer = Pioneer
Toshiba + Samsung = TSST
Hitachi + LG = HL-DT-ST (the "HL" is Hitachi/LG, as in Hitachi-LG Data Storage)
Plextor = x (gone)
BTC = x (gone)
BenQ = Acer + Philips ==> sold to LiteOn
Asus was always just a brand name
LG and Panasonic/Matshita/Matsushita drives are infamous for burning like shit and failing. Google "Mac" plus any HL-DT-ST model number, and you'll have page after page of complaints. LG drives make for nice paperweights. At one point in time, I literally used two LG drives as doorstops. It was all they were good at.
Blah blah blah.....LS....that's why they didn't care for you over at myce.com........nuff said.......
Seems that old drive had some life in it yet (Still does)
I got myself a Blu-ray player finally (Oppo BDP-93) and now I am thinking of getting a Blu-ray burner for my mac instead.
Which one would you guys recommend? Do they still do dual layer DVDs, regular DVDs and CDs?
Bought this one on ebay new for £17, works fine:
Samsung 22X Internal SATA DVD±RW DL Lightscribe Drive/Writer, SH-222AL