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    swap external CDR with DVD burner ??

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    Question swap external CDR with DVD burner ??
    Hi, I have an external firewire Que! CDRW drive that I don't use anymore because my powerbook has an internal CDRW drive. I took it apart and the CD drive connects to the firewire controller via a standard IDE device and 12v power hookup.

    I would like to buy a DVD burner and swap out the CD writer for the DVD burner. Just wondering before I buy the drive, would there be any problems with doing this? Here's the link to the drive on newegg:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827152039

    it's a NEC Beige 16X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 4X DVD+R DL 16X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X - 2M Cache IDE DVD Burner - OEM.
    Model #: ND-3520A BG

    Also wondering, what software I could use to make backups of my kids DVDs? they are scratching them all up.

    THANKS!

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    swap external CDR with DVD burner ??
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    Sure you can do that. I've done just that for a friend of mine that was about to junk the old external drive.

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    swap external CDR with DVD burner ??

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    any ideas about software? should I spring for toast with jam? whats the difference between the different toastproducts?

    I hear iLife apps don't work on external devices... is that true?

    Thanks!

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    swap external CDR with DVD burner ??

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    Can I use any old IDE DVD burner? most say they are only compatable with windows.
    I will be putting it in a Que! Firewire enclosure. Thanks~!

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