PowerMac G4 Sata Burner with 10.4.11 possible?

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  1. macrumors 6502a

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    Hi guys, currently my DVD burner isn't reading some cds, nor writing them.
    I tried a sata burner that I had there, laying around, in 10.5.8 worked fine, in 10.4.11 didn't show up.
    Tried patchburn but it didn't detected my burner.
    Any suggestions?
     
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    rabidz7

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    You will need a SATA card. G4s are PATA
     
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    MisterKeeks

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    If he said it is recognized in 10.5.6, I think it is a pretty safe bet that he has a SATA card. :rolleyes:
     
  4. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yup, a sonnet tempo pci with 2 ports.
     
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    666sheep

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    skinnie, in which slot Tempo is installed?

    It does apply to all bus master PCI cards AFAIK. While Leo drivers seem to be not sensitive to this, Tiger ones could be contrary. Slot count is starting from AGP.
     
  6. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Guess it is on the latest,but the G4 Gigabit Ethernet (mine) only has 3 slots.
     
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    666sheep

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    My quote was about MDD which does have 4. Try other slots if possible, if it won't help, it's Tiger driver issue. Patchburn is useless in 10.4. It only allowed drive to be seen as "blessed" for Apple software to burn discs. OS and third party burning software should see the drive without it.
     
  8. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for the suggestion.
    I will try it on the weekend, but I guess it may be a tiger driver issue, just hoped someone had a solution.PATA/IDE Drives are now "scarce" and used ones are +- the price of SATA ones new (15-20eur).
    For now I have this options (used):

    Plextor PX-740 -15eur, from what I've searched it is a Benq 1640

    NEC ND-3520A - 15eur

    LiteOn DVD8900 - 19eur.guess it is a Benq DW1670

    Even bought a "Lens Cleaner CD from the ebay" to try first.
     

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