Lacie and powermac G5

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by bhagiratha, Nov 25, 2005.

  1. bhagiratha macrumors newbie

    bhagiratha

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    I am trying to upgrade the superdrive in my powermac 2.5 G5 with a DL drive with lightscribe. Boy am I having a difficult time finding something that will work.

    I came across a few, they are:
    1. HP 640i DL w/lightscribe (q6766a)
    2. HP DVD740VI
    3. Lacie 300980 Internal drive.

    I personally like the Lacie internal DL drive, but it says that the interface is IDE. If am not mistaken, I don't think the G5 uses an IDE interface.

    Has anyone use or has any experience with this drive on a G5 system?

    thank you.
     
  2. kwajo.com macrumors 6502a

    kwajo.com

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    the G5's optical drive is IDE, I replaced my combo drive with a superdrive from another machine and it worked fine. can't comment on the lightscribe drive though sorry. maybe try xlr8yourmac.com though
     
  3. bhagiratha thread starter macrumors newbie

    bhagiratha

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    Thanks for the response. but when I check in the system profiler for my current configuration is get this:

    ATA Bus:

    PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-107D:

    Model: PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-107D
    Revision: A707
    Detachable Drive: No
    Protocol: ATAPI
    Unit Number: 0
    Socket Type: Internal

    Don't the IDE have different pins than the ATAPI ... or am I just loosing my mind. (maybe am thinking of the cables for the hard drives.)

    Please clarify .... regards
     
  4. homerjward macrumors 68030

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    ATAPI=IDE afaik
    i have a benq DVD DD DW1625 (quite a mouthful :eek: ) that i've had no problems with and is fast, reliable, no coasters except by user error, etc. i don't do much lightscribe burning with it but when i do it looks great. i think you can get it at newegg, zipzoomfly, etc. and possibly in some shops. i think i paid ~$60 this summer. i got the oem version which comes with nero express for pc, but nothing for mac :(
     
  5. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

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