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Feb 21, 2005, 11:01 PM
My superdrive died on me :( Whats the best way to go for getting a new drive. I am thinking of just adding an external firewire drive in. What are your comments?

Can I just get a case like this http://www.newegg.com/app/Showimage.asp?style=album and add any regular dvd+rw drive into it? http://www.newegg.com/app/manufact.asp?catalog=5&DEPA=0 Or am I going to run into problems because of Mac OSX?

Or should I get a Lacie or something, that is all in one. I have toast, but will i run into problems burning with idvd and from the finder and such?

I have a 1.6GHZ G5 and the superdrive is a SONY that came installed. So if i were to get a pioneer replacement would that not work?

http://www.patchburn.de/faq.html and install this?

I need some help!!

Feb 22, 2005, 12:17 PM
My rev b G5 PM (2x2.5 GHz) came with a Pioneer 107D, so you shouldn't have any OS X issues with it.

Feb 22, 2005, 12:46 PM
I put a Pioneer DVR-108 in my Quicksilver '01 and used PatchburnIII, no problems at all.

Feb 22, 2005, 01:37 PM
I am going to pick up a 109, any advice on how to take the old one out and install the new? It is in there tight, and i have no idea where to start! Thanks a lot guys!

Feb 22, 2005, 01:56 PM
If you buy from OWC (support Mac sales companies!) (http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/item/7466/PIODVR109D/) you could get the same drive and it'll come with intructions. :)