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iMac G3 - Will any slot loading IDE DVD/CD Drive fit?


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Got my iMac G3 machine with the basic CD-ROM Slot loading reader as standard.

Of course, ideally I'd like a Writer of some sort, and a DVD drive even better.

Not sure if the G3 (350Mhz) would have enough power to actually burn a DVD, but I'm sure it could burn a CD and read a DVD.

Anyway, just wondering. if I bought a normal standard IDE slot loading DVD Reader, or CD Rewriter. Would it:

A: physically fit?
B: work?

Do they have the be a particular make/physical size etc etc, or will any normal drive fit?
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Do I take this as a, No one knows?
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is this the g3 clamshell??
or the white edition
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is this the g3 clamshell??
or the white edition
Poss some confusion here.

It's a iMAC slot loading desktop machine.

350Mhz with a slot loading CD reader under the front on the CRT screen.

Exactly Like this:


http://www.osnews.com/img/15122/imac4.jpg
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I don't think a standard one will fit, cause when I went inside my imac, it had a weird adapter board on the cd drive:

http://us.st11.yimg.com/us.st.yimg.c...1943_248432469

and the drive is not a normal size:

http://us.st11.yimg.com/us.st.yimg.c...1945_266917385

iBook G3 Clamshell- OS 9.2.2
iMac G3 Slot Loading- Ubuntu Linux

Mac OS X > Windows Vista
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I don't think a standard one will fit, cause when I went inside my imac, it had a weird adapter board on the cd drive:

http://us.st11.yimg.com/us.st.yimg.c...1943_248432469

and the drive is not a normal size:

http://us.st11.yimg.com/us.st.yimg.c...1945_266917385
Thanks for the info.
Much appreciated
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