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    G4 733 and DVD-RW
    paulyboy's Avatar
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    G4 733 (upgrading)
    G4 733 and DVD-RW
    I just joined and already I saw some great recommendations for upgrading the processor and and video card for my Quicksilver G4, thanks!

    Now I'm looking into upgrading the factory CD-RW drive to a combo drive, preferably one that writes to dual-layer DVDs as well.

    Any recommendations? Or at least, where are the best places to look for drives that will work with the G4?

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    G4 733 and DVD-RW
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    iMac Alum 20'' 2.4GHz | iMac G4 | iPod Silver Nano 2GB
    http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Apple/DVR109AB/

    Solid drive with an excellent price. Either way, good place to buy.

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    MacHeadCase
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    Welcome to Mac-Forums, paulyboy! I second SpindleX's suggestion of OWC, I've dealt with them in the past and they're great.

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    G4 733 and DVD-RW

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    Powerbook G4 12" 1.5GHz
    I usually just go to newegg.com and order any old DVD-RW drive. I prefer Lite-On, and haven't bought a drive yet that wouldn't work in a Mac, even though they don't mention anything about Mac compatibility in the specifications.
    12" Powerbook G4 1.5GHz/512MB/Superdrive/100GB Seagate Momentus 7200.1
    PowerMac G3 B&W 350MHz/1GB/DVD-RW/Adaptec 39160 2X Seagate 36GB 15k RAID0
    Dell E521 AMD X2 4600+/2GB/7600GT/320GB Seagate Barracuda 7200.10

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    G4 733 and DVD-RW
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    Al iMac 20" 2.4Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo
    Any old DVD-RW should work. I put a Sony DVD into a G4 PowerMac to install Tiger and it worked fine.

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    G4 733 and DVD-RW
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    G4 733 (upgrading)
    Thanks for the suggestions! It's all part of a master plan to upgrade my G4 to see how cheaply I can do it and still have a rockin' tower. Thanks again!

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