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Wich superdrive should I buy?


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Hello,
My superdrive broke down and I want to buy a new one.
Can someone recomend me which superdrive to buy?

I checked these three, but I don't know which one is the best or if there are other options:
SuperDrive 8x for PowerBook G4 667 MHz or Higher APP-5655 from fastmac(?)
OWC MercuryTi SuperDrive 8X DVD-/+R, 4X DVD-/+RW, 3X DVD-RAM, 24X CD-R, 16X CD-RW from otherworld computing.com
MCE Internal 8x SuperDrive

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so you only want internal? if so, Id say get a pioneer.
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I would agree, the Pioneer is the way to go. I've had the DVR-105 for a few years and not a bit of problem. Cost me $279 at the time and now you can get the (just released) DVR-109 with the beige bezel for $99 at esbuy. Has a dual layer write speed of 6x. Nice!

http://www.esbuy.com/pidvcoso.html

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I would agree, the Pioneer is the way to go. I've had the DVR-105 for a few years and not a bit of problem. Cost me $279 at the time and now you can get the (just released) DVR-109 with the beige bezel for $99 at esbuy. Has a dual layer write speed of 6x. Nice!
Sorry I forgot to write that I have a powerbook...
That's the reason I chose the links above.
Is there a recommended pioneer superdrive? for a powerbook (ti 1GHZ)
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PS is the superdrive MCE is offering a Pioneer DVR-K04L?
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Sorry, jumped the gun and didn't check the links.

Check this out.
http://forums.xlr8yourmac.com/drivedb/

select Drive type as dvd+r/rw + dvd-r/rw Drives
select Drive brand as Pioneer
enter Model# as DVR-K04L

A couple of reviewers got the drive from MCE and it worked fine. Maybe you should call MCE to see if the model# listed on their site is actually the DVR-K04L. If it is, you should be good-to-go.

(the last reviewer had problems…was shipped a replacement drive and it worked fine)

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A couple of reviewers got the drive from MCE and it worked fine. Maybe you should call MCE to see if the model# listed on their site is actually the DVR-K04L. If it is, you should be good-to-go.
Thanks a lot, I got an email from MCE
Yes, the manufacturer of the mechanism we use in the MCE 8X SuperDrive for PowerBooks is Pioneer and it does come with an installation guide.
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