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  • DVD drive issue

     Joe Hayden updated 9 years, 7 months ago 2 Members · 3 Posts
  • Joe Hayden

    July 1, 2011 at 5:25 pm

    I have a G5 (Leopard 10.58) with a HL-DT-ST DVD-RW GWA-4165B and a MacPro Intel (Snow Leopard 10.67) with a HL-DT-ST DVD-RW GH61N.

    Copying a 4.5 gb dvd took about 7 minutes in the G5 and The MacPro is about half way through 13 minutes in.

    Does this sound like a defective drive or could something else be going on?




  • André Engelhardt

    July 3, 2011 at 2:28 pm

    Hi Joe,

    I know from my own experience that the drive in the Mac Pro can get quite dirty as the tray is pretty much open. I haven’t noticed any speed issues with mine yet but I would suggest blowing out some dust with a rocket blower or similar and maybe try one of those drive cleaning CD/s brush things. Drives can slow down dramatically when they have to re-read data a lot so maybe that’s what is causing the issue.

    Good luck!


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  • Joe Hayden

    July 7, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    Thanks for the response André. I got a dvd cleaner and the drive does sound much quieter. Hopefully it will be speedier too!




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