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Feb 17, 2010, 05:06 PM
hey guys,
im looking for a reasonably cheap DVD burner for my Mac G4 Quiksilver (preferably under $50)
I just need something that is somewhat quick, quiet and will be reliable. I need it to be able burn both CDs and DVDs. One last thing it would be great if it was usb connected.
Please dont flame im new to the mac world, its my first mac and i just need some help. thanks guys

Feb 17, 2010, 06:25 PM
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Feb 17, 2010, 07:19 PM
In my experience, ANY name brand DVD drive purchased from anywhere will work.

Using a G4, just make sure it's an IDE model. If you want USB it's going to be more, $30-50 for a 5.25" enclosure, $20-40 for a drive

Newegg, Tigerdirect, Best Buy, etc, etc..

+1 for Pioneer

Feb 18, 2010, 12:48 PM
Consider this: http://www.amazon.com/Plextor-22X-DVDrw-Pata-Retail/dp/B002EE3QME/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1266518599&sr=8-4 (my favourite brand) If you running 10.4+ it works P&P with any software.