G5 Superdrive replacement

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Craigy, Jun 19, 2006.

  1. Craigy macrumors 6502

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    Hi - the superdrive in my G5 (early dual 2gighz) seems to be dying - Can anyone recommend an internal replacement that will allow me to boot drom DVD etc....

    Thanks
     
  2. RGunner macrumors 6502a

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    Easy answer

    Pioneer DVR110 or 111, Newegg usually has for $45 or so.

    OWC (www.macsales.com) also carries same.
     
  3. Craigy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks, Is it OK to get the IDE one as I thought the internal drives were SATA - or os that just the HDs?
     
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  6. Makosuke macrumors 603

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    Not 100% sure about built-in OS support for the 111s, but I put a 110 from NewEgg into my G5 late last year and it worked without issue.

    If you want it to look just like the built-in drive, you'll have to pull the little front strip off your built-in drive and put it on the replacement after you remove the wider strip. It wasn't obvious (to me, anyway) that that strip was removeable, but it pops off and on just like the larger one that comes with the new drive.

    I'll work fine if you don't do this, but if you do (and remove the eject button, which is easy but totally unnecessary) it'll look exactly like the stock drive.
     

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