updated 06:50 pm EST, Thu November 7, 2002
Apple has released a SuperDrive firmware update for Mac computers equipped with Apple's DVD-R optical drive. The update -- which affects several iMac, eMac, Power Mac and PowerBook models -- addresses an issue where some drives are unable to recognize high-speed media, and as a result of using this media, may suffer permanent damage. The Software Update application in Mac OS X is displaying updates for some users, while others have yet to be notified of this release. An Apple Knowledge Base document for the PowerMac update; see below.