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    myjay610
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    DVD 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?

    Thanks,
    John

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    Cloudane
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    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.

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    myjay610
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cloudane
    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.
    Really, ****, what about the drive, which drive did you use?

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    Cloudane
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    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.

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    myjay610
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cloudane
    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.

    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.

    Thanks again.

    John

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