What combo drive for G4 Quicksilver?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Rend It, Jul 22, 2005.

  1. Rend It macrumors 6502

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    Help! I have a PowerMac G4 Quicksilver at work that I'd like to put Tiger on, but it only has a CD-RW drive. I don't want to pay $10 for the Tiger CDs because it makes more sense to me to pay a little more and get a combo drive. So, my question is, will any old combo drive work, or are there specific ones for a Mac? Any recommendations? Also, do I need to do anything special to make it work, or can I just plug it in and that's it?

    The specs are:

    Mac OS 10.0.4
    Single G4 @ 733MHz
    512 MB RAM
    CD-RW drive in top slot
    Zip drive in bottom slot

    Also, do I need to do anything special to make it work, or can I just plug it in and that's it?

    As always, much thanks in advance for anyone's help!! :)
     
  2. madmaxmedia macrumors 68030

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    You may as well buy a DVD burner since they are so cheap now. I got a Pioneer DVR-109 burner for $50 at newegg.com. Go to xlr8yourmac.com and go to the drive database to check compatibility of different drives.

    The Pioneer is a dual layer burner too, can't really beat the price nowadays. DL DVD's are way too expensive now, but will eventually drop I guess.
     
  3. Mord macrumors G4

    Mord

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    or just put it into target disk mode and hook it up to a mac with a dvd drive ten boot from the dvd on that mac and install onto your g4, thats what i did with my ibook.
     

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