Apple's Tech Info Library now hosts a note pointing out that the CD-RW drives included with its Macs can read from, but not write to, high speed CD-RW media.
Apple's Tech Info document tells users of Power Mac G4s to only use CD-RW discs that are rated from 1x to 4x speed, as the bundled device cannot write to high-speed CD-RW discs. It reassures users that the drive can read high speed CD-RW media.
The Tech archive says: "If you try to write to a High Speed CD-RW disc an alert box with this error message appears: 'There was a problem with the target device. Error code -7932.'"