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Power Mac - G4 733 and DVD-RW

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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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Solid drive with an excellent price. Either way, good place to buy.
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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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I usually just go to 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
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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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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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