Why There is no Combo Drive for the TiBook

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Date: Wednesday, November 7th, 2001, 02:18
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The reason there cannot be DVD/CD-RW “combo” drives in TiBooks is that Matshita, a.k.a. Panasonic (Apple’s supplier of slimline slot-load drives) does not yet make one that is thin enough. Nor does any other drive manufacturer for that matter. Yet.

According to contacts in Japan these drives are not available there and won’t be for at least six months. The Panasonic SR-8187 mechanism in the TiBook is the American version of Japanese SR-8186. You can learn more about the Panasonic offerings here.

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