Can the b&w have more then one opyicle drive

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by wnameth, Dec 11, 2004.

  1. wnameth macrumors 65816

    wnameth

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    Hello, i am wanting to know this, because i don't want to buy a super drive, but by a dvd rom for like 25$ and then a cdrw for like 20-40, any ideas?
     
  2. Duff-Man macrumors 68030

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    Duff-Man says...I think you should have put this in the hardware forum? nyway, yes you can...have a look at this guy's "how to" pics ....oh yeah!
     
  3. musicpyrite macrumors 68000

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    I don't see the point in buying two different drives. You can get a CD-RW/DVD-ROM drive for as little as $35 USD, and a DVD burner for $50. A CD-RW + DVD-ROM would cost ~$40 and you would have to mod your B&W's case.

    http://www.newegg.com/app/manufact.asp?catalog=5&DEPA=0
     
  4. Jo-Kun macrumors 6502a

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    just buy a new DVD+/-rw drive like a Pioneer, it burns allso CD-RW so no need for two drives and replace it in the B&W... I used to have a B&W and replaced the cd-rom drive with a CD-rw/DVD-rom (since DVD+/-RW drives were still to expensive at the time).

    you would be able to mod the Zip-slot in the B&W it would look ugly, but it still is possible, or do it external FW you can add even more than 2 drives then :p

    J

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    hmm ok just buy a CD-RW/DVD-rom drive to replace your exsting drive... forget to realise you DON'T want DVD+/-RW ;-)
     
  5. wnameth thread starter macrumors 65816

    wnameth

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    A external case is around 30 + around 80 for the drive....also most don't come in firewire and i don't have USB 2.0

    also can this do absolutly everything i would need (burning, reading DVD, burning reading CD's): Sony Internal 16X DVD+/-RW / Double Layer Drive

    please post a reply, email me or Pm me thanks!
     
  6. wnameth thread starter macrumors 65816

    wnameth

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    I live in Canada, so could you maybe by a burner from Newegg for me? because hte cheapest ive sean them here is over 95 US

    Thanks
     
  7. rhpenguin macrumors 6502a

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    dude.. go to any place that sells LG optical drives and pick up a 16X LG DVD+/- for somewhere in the range of $120CAD...
     
  8. rickvanr macrumors 68040

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    I got a NEC 8x +/- DL for 115 in the summer when 8x was the quickest you could get... canadian dollars
     

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