Thread: DVD Burner - G4 Powerbook
02-09-2005, 02:00 AM #1myjay610GuestDVD Burner - G4 Powerbook
Hi All -
I would like to setup an external DVD burner for my powerbook g4. What I want to do is buy an internal drive and an enclosure and then just build my external that way. Are there only certain drives which work for mac?
I am having a lot of trouble finding information on this - basically I was looking at drives for about $60 - but wasn't sure if they would work on OS/X. The enclosures say it is comptable, however. The brand was Lite On for the drive.
Has anyone done this before? Would I need to get anything else besides the drive and enclosure?
02-09-2005, 08:34 AM #2CloudaneGuest
I used a ViPower USB 2.0 enclosure on the Mac and it was very unreliable (sometimes wouldn't detect it, Toast kept making coasters etc)... yet it works perfectly on the PC. YMMV.
02-09-2005, 11:01 AM #3myjay610GuestOriginally Posted by Cloudane
02-09-2005, 07:43 PM #4CloudaneGuest
Drive is a Pioneer DVR103. FWIW I imagine any other drive/enclosure would work, as that's how Macs usually go.. but seems I had less luck on this occasion.
02-09-2005, 08:45 PM #5myjay610GuestOriginally Posted by Cloudane
Cool thanks, I ordered an encloser that is os/x compatable, and the drive didn't list it, but I called tech support and said it would work as long as the enlcosure is.. and the enclosure come w/ the drivers for os/x so... I'll cross my fingers.
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