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    Doubts about external hardware before switching
    Hello everyone, this is my first post in this forum. I'm completely mesmerized about Macs, I have played with some of them for a few months now but now I think I'm getting an eMac 1.25Ghz.

    Anyway, I have a little question here before I start selling my current PC hardware.

    I have an external 80Gig HD and an external Pioneer DVR-05 DVD burner, they both work with USB2.0. Both I use with Windows. Will they work with the eMac I want to buy? Will I have to reformat the HD? Will I have to download new firmware for my burner? Am I better off selling the external DVD burner and getting an internal Superdrive ($200 more)?

    Thanks everyone in advance

    By the way... I also have an 3g iPod I've been using with my PC. Will I have to reformat it (and erase everything it has) once I switch to Mac?

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    You shouldn't need any drivers for either and you should not have to format the HD. However, if you can, I'd recommend formatting.

    I have a lite-on external DVD burner that works perfectly with my iBook. Didn't need any special drivers or firmware.

    Hope this helps and welcome.

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    if you want to use iDVD, u'll need the internal superdrive. if u're not really planning on using iDVD, though, u should have no problem with using the external burner for data backups and archiving and all that good stuff.

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