If I get an internal pc dvd-rw and a mac compatible external case

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  1. Pineapple Devil

    Pineapple Devil beat it!

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    will it work?

    pc internal dvd-rw and a mac compatible external enclosure
     
  2. newsroom_can

    newsroom_can Canada eh?

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    I would like to get the answer for this as well...
     
  3. Skoles

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    Pick one that the Macs currently use and I don't see why not. Pioneer makes the DL burners in the G5's.
     
  4. Pineapple Devil

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    well i was looking at the lite-on stuff or anything that comes on special at staples or office depot. they had one that was like $35 after rebate for a 16x dual layer
     
  5. dorkultra

    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude OT Supporter

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    i don't see why it wouldn't work. it's only a matter of drivers. it would be alot cheaper to buy an external dvd burner than buy and install a super drive.
     
  6. Pineapple Devil

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    thats what i'm going for. you can build a good external dual layer for ~$50 now
     
  7. tenplanescrashing

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    I think as long as the drive and drive enclosure are compatible (IDE, etc), you should be fine. Im guessing most of today's drives would be compatible, at least in this sense.
     
  8. dorkultra

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    well, you have to figure that an external hard drive on usb/firewire, would use mass storage drivers. would a dvd burner use generic drivers like that too?
     
  9. clog

    clog NO SOUP FOR YOU!!!!11

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    I had a lite-on in my older dual 1.25ghz G4... dual layer dvd burner. it worked like a charm. The drive now sits in my PC though :o
     

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