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    callisto9
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    DVD-RW upgrade...what are my options?
    well, the iBook i bought of ebay doesn't have a DVD-burner, as partially advertised. :mad: oh well. so, if i want to add a DVD-RW, what are my options? is it easy to put in a new internal drive? or is external easier?

    where are the best places to buy such a device?
    how much will i expect to pay?
    will it be compatible with my laptop?

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    sursuciofla
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    External dvd writer is what I have. I like it better than internal. Only thing is if you want to burn a dvd on the fly, that's when I have a problem but I am usually in no hurry.

    I got Lacie from Amazon, I love it.

    http://www.amazon.com/LaCie-16X-Ligh...&s=electronics

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    callisto9
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    http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Other...g/MPBG4SD8XDL/

    would this one work?

    so i want firewire vs. USB? why so? faster connection?

    sorry for all the questions. total mac noob here.

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    sursuciofla
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    Mine has usb and firewire connections so both are an option.

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    that is an internal model for PowerBook's only. I haven't seen any internal upgrades for iBooks

    I prefer FireWire over USB 2.0 but you should choose whatever you will have available ports for
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    callisto9
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    thanks for all the help everyone. i may not even want a DVD burner, but it's itching at me that my laptop doesn't have one. i want to know which is the best route to go if i want to get one. looks like external?

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    External would be cheapest, internal would be less cumbersome.

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    callisto9
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greenredfield
    External would be cheapest, internal would be less cumbersome.
    could i do the internal install myself? i am quasi-adept at stuff like that. i still haven't been able to locate an internal "superdrive" anywhere. help?

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