Change CDRW in external FireWire drive

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by bbarnhart, Feb 1, 2003.

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    bbarnhart

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    Stilwell, Kansas
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    I've got an old external FireWire CDRW drive that is slow and it won't verify after burning a CD. It makes using Backup useless on two CD (it stops because verity failed).

    The external drive has a FireWire bridge to a regular IDE CDRW drive. If I bought a new internal CDRW drive and replaced it with the one in the external FireWire CDRW drive, do you think that it would work? Would the FireWire bridge board work with a new, faster CDRW drive?

    The bridge board didn't look like it had any settings on it so I'm thinking that it would work, I just don't want to, burn, $50 to try it. Thanks
     
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    benixau

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    should. i know this sux but you really just have to try and see.

    most of them do as they are sold as boxes only anyway. oh, and dont get a liteon. i hav heard terrible things about them on macs. let us know how things go.

    good luck.
     
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    FelixDerKater

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    If you try, let us know what happens.
     

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