View Full Version : G3 Power Mac - new DVD drive

Sep 22, 2006, 04:19 PM
Someone just gave me an old G3 Power Mac that works fine but has OS9 installed. I'd like to put Tiger on it but it has a CD-ROM drive instead of DVD. Looking at the currect drive it seems like a standard CD tray drive. Is it possible to swap out this drive with a DVD drive or do I have to have a special type of drive approved by Apple?

I'm doing this so that my kids will have a access to another computer in my office.

Sep 23, 2006, 07:59 AM
shameless bump

Sep 23, 2006, 08:11 AM
Pioneer drives are generally fully bootable.

I installed the DVR-106 in my Beige G3 Tower
works like a charm, but you also need to upgrade to
OSX to support it.
And you need to upgrade your video card.

That's the main issue upgrading.

XLR8yourmac.com has an excellent drive compatibility database.