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sonyrules
Apr 14, 2004, 05:45 PM
I have an older single 800 Mhz G4 that has an CDRW drive, The CDRW drive has stoped working. And i want to throw a DVD-R drive in there. What DVD-R model drives are compatible with The iApps and Core OS X???

5300cs
Apr 14, 2004, 06:40 PM
I got the DVR-104 (Pioneer??) and it works with all the iApps. I got it off an auction, so it was cheap (and it turned out to be the one that Apple itself ships.)

bshelly
Apr 14, 2004, 09:56 PM
I have an older single 800 Mhz G4 that has an CDRW drive, The CDRW drive has stoped working. And i want to throw a DVD-R drive in there. What DVD-R model drives are compatible with The iApps and Core OS X???

Today I successfully replaced my stock DVD-ROM with a Toshiba SD-R5112 4X DVD-R drive in my G4 AGP system (w/ GigaDesigns 1.4Ghz). 10.3.3 recognizes the drive as Apple Supported and so far it works perfectly in Toast, iTunes and iDVD. I purchased this drive after reading another mac user's report at www.xlr8yourmac.com that OSX natively supported the SD-R5112. I took the chance and was happy with the results.

You can get the drive from TigerDirect.com for $69.99. They have a black version which is the exact same drive as the beige except they incorrecly show it as an SD-R1112. I went with the black version as it matches best with the G4 case. http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/search.asp?mnf=855&cat=482

You can also get the beige drive from http://www.mwave.com for only $59.00 or the Black for $64.00.

Pioneer is a good way to go and would also be natively supported on the mac. You can even get the latest 8X DVD+/-R/RW, DVR-107 (a07) to work natively if you have OS 10.3.3.

If you have any other questions, please let me know. I will do my best to help.

Regards,
Bill Shelly

LimeiBook86
Apr 14, 2004, 11:05 PM
http://www.macsolutions.com

Thats where I got my pioneer drive. Just get the same drives Apple uses and it should work in the iApps fine. Mac OS 9 doesn't like the drive sometimes so when you leave a disc in the drive and it goes to sleep you have to restart to get the disc out.

Good luck

Sweetfeld28
Apr 15, 2004, 09:04 PM
Speaking of a dead drive, my Combo drive just died yesterday. So last night i had to give in and buy a new DVD-R/+R 8x drive. I wanted to wait so bad for those sweet dual layer drives coming out this summer, but i need one to burn my music, videos, and such. I final purchased the Sony 8x drive i (i paid about $140.00 shipped, 2nd day air) posted about here:

Sony 8x Drive (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=65272)

If you are going to buy one, i suggest you go to pricewatch.com (http://www.pricewatch.com) go under DVD burners and do a search for the drive you want. Good Luck.

Ajmbc
Apr 15, 2004, 09:27 PM
edit: mistake in reading the origional post

Yeah- the pioneer one works really well- they are sensed as an Apple supplied drive.

aj

Sparky's
Apr 16, 2004, 08:24 PM
LaCie also uses Pioneer drives in the guts of their DVD-R burners.
http://www.lacie.com/products/product.htm?id=10113

This one is Firewire external but they also make internals that are, just as good.

naodx
Apr 17, 2004, 02:37 AM
You can buy the pioneer dvr-107 drive (fully supported under 10.3.3 as previously mentioned) at www.esbuy.com for $103.00 with free shipping.

It is a great drive. I bought one about a month ago.