Change CDRW in external FireWire drive

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

  1. macrumors 6502a


    Jan 16, 2002
    Stilwell, Kansas
    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
  2. macrumors 65816


    Oct 9, 2002
    Sydney, Australia
    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.
  3. macrumors 68000


    Apr 12, 2002

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