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Can I install DVD burner - Pioneer DVR-117F/BK - in my Mac G4?


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Can anyone please tell me if this is easy to do and either explain or send me a link on how to do this? I've got a silver front G4 tower. I'm not sure whether it is SATA or ATA. There is room to put a drive in there.

I think my formac enclosure has had it, but I need to backup all my photos asap and I'm at my wits end with trying to sort this out!

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G4 towers are ATA and NOT SATA.

Here is Apple's how to for replacing the optical drive:-

http://manuals.info.apple.com/en_US/dvdcddrive.pdf
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...but will my Pioneers DVR-117F work as a CD Rom drive as well as a DVD burner?
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I searched and found the Pioneer DVR-117F and the specs I saw said EIDE which is IDE (ATA) and will work in your G4 Tower. It should work fine as a CDROM drive also. Pioneer CD/DVD drives work well with OSX in every case I have ran into.
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In brief DVD burners will also work with the CD format, both reading and burning. For what it is worth IMHO Pioneer are the only was to go.
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