This drive has problems reading some commercial media such as Dr No. Am I right in thinking that neither of those enables bitsetting? N8 Haven’t try to play DVD’s but it fails to record them. Why would anyone want an older firmware? This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.

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You can probably just flash successfully with the older 1. Any words of wisdom, hints, tips or commiseration are always optiarx. Optical Storage Form Factor.

Any one of them can work perfectly but cannot optiarv installed together. The same media this machine will not read, will read fine in our other macs which have pioneer and sony drives in them.

Everyone that has problems with these drives, please list them here and I will contact apple and let them know and point them to this discussion. Apr 27, 8: I have placed a call to apple and they are talking to the engineers ad-7710 it.


N7 Firmware and works as expected. It read one of the disks that it wouldnt read before, then the next day it wouldnt read it again.

Sony/NEC Optiarc ADA Problems – Apple Community

More information about text formats. Using outdated or corrupt Optiarc ADA drivers can cause system errors, crashes, and cause your computer or hardware to fail. 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? We delete comments that violate our policywhich we encourage you to optiadc. The problem isnt specific to one drive in this machine, the media cant be read on either of the drives. Thanks for the info Liggy.

So far, half of my burns have failed 2 of 4.

OSX Tiger does not well support two superdrives. I think I’ve had a total of 2 DVD’s fail during writing in the last 6 years.

Also doing necflash -identify, gave this: Using necflash which is what downloads when you click binflash for OSXI can dump the current rom 1. So there is no way to select if you have two DVD drives. Rob Frei Rob Frei.


Sony NEC Optiarc AD-7170S – DVD±RW (±R DL) / DVD-RAM drive – Serial ATA – internal

What you need is to eject it and insert it again. Storage by Rick Broida Sep 17, 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. What code is in the image? Storage by Rick Broida Sep 26, Got problems ophiarc the new 1.

Internal Low Power Polling: Furthermore, installing the wrong Optiarc drivers can make these problems even worse. Maintaining updated Optiarc ADA software prevents crashes and maximizes hardware and system performance.

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