Added on September 18th, at 5: Always read the small print!! Notebooks are not usually big on upgrade potential. They support 8x max burning speed and have a standard 4. I’ve noticed that the difference in disk thickness is palpable. Like I already said, Apple could maybe do a bit more to make their firmware a bit more compatible with a variety of disks and it may be a little bit misleading when they state how fast their built in DVD burners are.

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So I flashed it to D and it seems to work — only did this last night so time will tell. Phillips blanks are fairly thin, and but somewhat better blanks like the Taiyo-Yuden 4x, 8, or 16x won’t have that matshira.

Gary on January 7, at 5: Alex on January 28, at 8: If you are speaking with the appropriate service rep, be sure to inform them that this will weigh HEAVILY when you purchase your next computer. Remember, the region locking was at the request of the major film studios, the drive makers develop their own locking system, not the studios. I have seen this issue before on DVD writers, and it has always been firmware.


Panasonic (Matshita) UJ slim dual layer Superdrive

Tom Lee on May 11, at Thomas Attwood Thomas Attwood. May 28, 4: The Apple disk are ridiculously expensive compared to most other brands on the market. Any Video Converter F That this driver is so darn picky and I can’t use any of mafshita bulk media.

THat means my computer does not even see the CD-rom drive, and therefore I can not read nor write any cd or dvd…. The fact that others have similar issues and discuss them in a public support forum in no ways means that an issue is pandemic.

Notebooks are not usually big on upgrade potential.

Panasonic (Matshita) UJ-845 slim dual layer Superdrive : Recycled

Have not tested DVDs, speed etc lately. The key is then finding the firmware, which is platform agnostic. I downloaded flash for ujs drive using link from rpc1. This is also reinforced by the fact that i have mmatshita hardware write failures constantly when burning DVD-Rs using DVD Studio Pro 3 even though the simulation run passed every time.

Matsushita / MATSHITA DVD-RAM UJS – VideoHelp Forum

The UJ that Apple use is firmware limited to suit matshitz bits of hardware that they want to put together. I do have problems as i cant trust it anymore.


Their players usually play things that other drives have trouble with playing. Im not lossing any hope still that that this kind of cd drive can be crack and be a region free drive.

Burned disc at 8X…. You think that if it is produced in Japan it will work better? LesPix on June 5, at 6: That tells us that it is not simply a media quality issue.

IMHO, manufacturers like this mathsita definitely be boycotted! Monkey Boy on August 13, at 1: A UJ like mine, or a UJ or something else?

Panasonic (Matshita) UJ-845

Japan-based manufacturing for Maxell. Jay Goober on August 13, at 2: All of us need hard data, not more guesswork.

Disabled for the OEM drive.