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Power Mac - Need DVD-RW Recommendation for a G4


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Hello everyone...

I have a G4 1.25 MHz 700MB+ RAM that only has a CD-RW in it. I want to get a DVD-RW to add to it, and I was hoping I could get some recommendations. I only found one listed in the Mac Store, and it was over $150. I'm hoping to stay under $100 before shipping.

Also, I've never put hardware in a Mac before. I've done it for PCs, but if there's anything different I should know about, a heads up would be greatly appreciated.

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Hello everyone...

I have a G4 1.25 MHz 700MB+ RAM that only has a CD-RW in it. I want to get a DVD-RW to add to it, and I was hoping I could get some recommendations. I only found one listed in the Mac Store, and it was over $150. I'm hoping to stay under $100 before shipping.

Also, I've never put hardware in a Mac before. I've done it for PCs, but if there's anything different I should know about, a heads up would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!
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Most standard IDE optical drives will work with your PowerMac. I put an LG 4163B DL Superdrive in my G4 Sawtooth.

I dug this instructional manual up to help you with your drive, providing it's a G4 MDD.
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Most standard IDE optical drives will work with your PowerMac. I put an LG 4163B DL Superdrive in my G4 Sawtooth.

I dug this instructional manual up to help you with your drive, providing it's a G4 MDD.
Thanks. So are you saying that I can buy any IDE optical drive and it will work for both a PC and a Mac?
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Thanks. So are you saying that I can buy any IDE optical drive and it will work for both a PC and a Mac?
It should work no problem.. The DVD burner I put in mine is about 3 years old and it works. I'm not too particular if Macs are that picky or not, as I have 3 different hard drives in my G4. I would say yes, go get a cheap $40 internal DVD-RW drive from Best Buy and plop it in. If it doesn't work, take it back.

Also, check out MacSales' CD/DVD section of their website.
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It should work no problem.. The DVD burner I put in mine is about 3 years old and it works. I'm not too particular if Macs are that picky or not, as I have 3 different hard drives in my G4. I would say yes, go get a cheap $40 internal DVD-RW drive from Best Buy and plop it in. If it doesn't work, take it back.

Also, check out MacSales' CD/DVD section of their website.
Awesome... Thanks for the help!
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I picked up 2 of these for my Quicksilvers. Both work perfectly.

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No problem! Glad to help.

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