CD RW question

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by burger011, Mar 18, 2003.

  1. burger011 macrumors regular

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    My iMac (600mhz) wont except cd's anymore. I was wondering if I bought another cd burner (external) connect it by firewire would it "just work" or would I need to load some software first before I could use the new burner? (also would an external hard drive "just work" as well)

    Thanks ahead of time for the info.

    burger011
     
  2. conceptdev macrumors regular

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    My experience with LaCie FW devices under OSX has proven to be completly seemless. I understand that the vast majority of FW devices operate in the same driverless manor (in OSX atleast), simply check for compatability before you purchase the specific drive - because it is quite likely the odd few of any widget will have compatability issues.
     
  3. steeleclipse macrumors 6502

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    I agree. LaCie FW products work like a charm... No drivers needed in OS X
     
  4. burger011 thread starter macrumors regular

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  5. LimeiBook86 macrumors 604

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    hhhmmmmmm...

    Try talking to Apple, if your iMac drive just isn't working, maybe you can get a new replacement or something... :) It's worth a shot...
     
  6. Bear macrumors G3

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    Re: hhhmmmmmm...

    An external firewire drive will most likely cost less. Also I suspect that at some point (sooner than later) burger011 will replace the iMac and at that point the firewire drive becomes a second/spare drive for the new system.

    However, if the system is going to be kept for a year or more, getting the drive replaced might be a good idea. This keeps the clutter down. Although I'm wondering when the next component will fail. (Hardrive or powersupply most likely.)
     

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