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    derekblock's Avatar
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    Jul 07, 2008
    MacBook Pro , 2.4ghz, 200gb HD, 4GB RAM; PowerBook G4 12".
    DVD drive for eMac
    I need to upgrade the optical drive on my eMac. it only has a CD drive at the moment, anyone know where i can find a DVD drive or a DVD Superdrive? and what i should be looking for as far as being Mac or PC compatible?
    MacBook Pro 2.4ghz, 4gb RAM, 200gb HD, mid 2008
    PowerBook G4 12"
    A Windows PC for everything else
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    louishen's Avatar
    Member Since
    Oct 22, 2007
    Mac Mini Core i7 2012 | White 2009 MacBook 2 Ghz | 733 Mhz G4 Quicksilver
    Take a look at this page first, has some useful links as well as mentioning OWC as a source of drives, is it a USB 2 emac?

    What are the capabilities of the optical drive provided by the eMac models? How do you replace or upgrade the optical drive? @

    Looks like your mac can use a standard DVD writer, the Pioneer 116D is a great drive and inexpensive
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    harryb2448's Avatar
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    Nov 28, 2007
    Nambucca Heads Australia
    iMac, i7 4GHz, 32GB memory, 1TB Blade Drive, OS X.13.5
    Another vote for the Pioneer 116D DL superdrive. Not the easiest job in the world install in an eMac as they take some cracking. Maybe you can consider the drive connected externally via Firewire?

    eMacs being PPC (PowerPC) models cannot boot from an external USB optical drive.

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    hughvane's Avatar
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    May 18, 2008
    Amberley, Canterbury, New Zealand
    MacMini 4.1, OS 10.11 and 10.6; Macbook Pro 8.2, OS 10.12, MacBook 4.1, OS 10.6.8
    I too have an eMac with just a CD-RW, and for the replacement difficulty factor mentioned, decided on external drives. I use a Pioneer 112D and a 115D, both via firewire, both daisy chained. I suggest you go external unless very limited space is a factor.

    If you do decide to go with the internal option, and need a technical manual, send me a PM.

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