DL DVD drive for my Dual 2ghz PM?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by joecool85, Oct 18, 2005.

  1. joecool85 macrumors 65816

    joecool85

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    Is it possible to buy one that would work/be bootable if I needed to do a reinstall. How much, where can I get one? Thanks guys.

    Right now I really wish I had a dual layer drive.
     
  2. Artful Dodger macrumors 68020

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    Hi, what is your price and do you want an external or not?
    I'd say go for a NEC or Pioneer.
     
  3. joecool85 thread starter macrumors 65816

    joecool85

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    Where can I get them and how much do they cost? External would be fine.

    btw, are all commercial DVDs more than 4.7gb?>
     
  4. Artful Dodger macrumors 68020

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    Hi, you could try dealmac or Amazon. As for the dvds yes so I mostly just take the main feature to get a "tickle" better quality of the video so instead of compressing 7.5GB it ends up being 5-6 GB that's compressed. I really don't like "extras" but that's just me ;)
    As for external I have a LaCie 16x DL +/- that burns DL@4x (or maybe it's 6x) but any way I did this so if anything goes wrong I don't go without my iMac for a week. Plextor makes a nice external as well (my friend has one it's just $$$). Good luck ;)
     
  5. homerjward macrumors 68030

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    seeing as you're in america, i'd try newegg. you can get a pioneer dvr110 for $43. it's the successor to the drive currently shipping in power macs. it should work fine once you get patchburn
     
  6. Artful Dodger macrumors 68020

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    Very nice price:D Does anyone know if you have to flash it in a pc still or not?
     
  7. eva01 macrumors 601

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    I bought a DL burner for my powermac for i think 80 dollars, it was a pioneer one, works great, got it at best buy
     
  8. Chacala_Nayarit macrumors 6502

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    The Apple Store Online has LaCie Firewire 800 DVD burner drives with Lightscrub! :D
     
  9. cube macrumors G4

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    For $45 you can get the LG GSA-4167B which does every format in existence, except for Mount Rainier.

    I have the previous 4163B and it works fine with my Cube (it doesn't do DVD-R DL because it didn't exist then).

    These drives also do DVD-RAM at 5X.

    There are some firmware updates, but one probably needs a PC to flash.
     

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