Jun 14

Superdrive Firmware testing

I’ve been sent numerous test results of people trying the new firmware (as reported earlier) on their UJ-835 or similar model drives. Here is a quick summary of media vs detected speeds.

  • Verbatim 16X DVD+R = 2x detected
  • Ritek 8x DVD-R = 8x detected (previously 2x)
  • Imation 8x DVD-R = 8x detected (previously 2x)
  • Sony 1x-8x DVD+R = 2x detected
  • Princo 4x DVD-R = 2x detected

While it looks like some media compatability has improved, there is still a lot of room for improvement.

If you can add your media tests to the comments, that would help.

2 comments

    • liam taylor on June 20, 2006 at 10:41 am
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    i have the 17″ 1.5ghz powerbook and as it has the MATSHITADVD-R UJ-825
    so the new update dusent work for me “joy” i have apple care so is there eneything i can do? (live in uk)

    why is it only my laptop is left out of the update? all uthere 1.5ghz are updated.
    o well iv alredy signed the prtichen.
    is there eney link to this problem and apple updates? only hit this problem when i got a 100pack of dvd- 8x after that all dvd’s only work at 2x ecept apple and some weard brand from lidles.

  1. Hmm..I do remember installing it but can’t recall if it made a difference.

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