MacOSXHints points to a new firmware hack that claims to enable some hidden features of the Apple standard SuperDrive that ships in PowerBooks, including my 15″ 1 GHz model. Promised benefits: CD burning at 16x, DVD-R at 2x, and DVD-RW capability. It’s not really a “hack,” more a way to apply the OEM’s firmware upgrade to allow the drive to operate at its promised capacities.
I’m not sure I’m going to try it out. I kind of like my machine the way it is now and don’t have a burning need to double my media burning bandwidth. But I downloaded the upgrade (and the downgrade, just in case) anyway.