Items that are bought by us when a purchase is made, this generally is for highly expensive items, items with a very slow run rate or speciality items. I am very disappointed in these drives, can anyone else give me their feedback on their drives like this one and if they have any issues? More information on the testing equipment is given in the following pages. Internal Low Power Polling: Storage by Rick Broida Sep 17, Then they wanted me to take the whole Mac Pro to my nearest repair centre at which point I told them to stop wasting my time and send me a new drive.

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Leave this field blank. Cyber Monday Newegg: All discs were burned at the maximum available 71170a, allowed by Nero Burning Rom. Storage by Rick Broida Nov 12, New item that you can order before we receive stock.

So far, half of my burns have failed 2 of 4. Now, the Optiarc will “Quick Erase”, but what I end up with is an unreadable, unwriteable disk; Toast will not burn anything to it, and Disk Utility sees it as a “5.


Needless to say, this isn’t what I expected from my new high-end system. And finally, I use two Pioneer drives and with both disks inserted during startup. I requested that a Pioneer drive be sent instead of an OptiArc – they couldn’t guarantee it but said they’ll try.

May 3, May 8, 8: Hopefully they will either fix the problem or replace our drives with something reliable. Any words of wisdom, hints, tips or commiseration are always appreciated.

Optiarc AD-7170A

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Stock level indicator Close. Apr 27, 8: Then they told me that the media I was using Verbatim DVD-R 16X was known to be unreliable – I pointed out that I’d used the same discs for years with my old Pioneer drive without problem and read out the link to the list of recommended media at the OptiArc site, which lists Verbatim.

I can also select multiple dvd’s from dvd player using the open dvd media menu option. Will keep testing, and report findings here. Amazon’s discontinued Kindle Voyage e-reader has never been cheaper.

Sony Optiarc Ad-7170a Dvd±rw Dual Layer Black IDE Optical Drive Odd DVD Writer

Reply I have this question too I have this question too Me too Me too. Then they wanted me to reinstall the OS. And this may also be the problem of Tiger as Tiger does not consider there can be two DVD drives in the system. Storage by Rick Broida Sep 13, Please enter the text in the following text field. OSX Tiger does not well support two superdrives. In case you are not familiar with the signals and the various quality measurements carried out on DVD recordable media, we recommend you take some time and read the next two pages, where you will find a detailed explanation of the signals measured.


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Get a 4-terabyte USB 3. It’s great that you can use Amazon to pay for things on this website. Any one 7710a them can work perfectly but cannot be installed together.

Then they told me to reset the PRAM – made no difference, obviously. Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic.