will dvd mini discs fit an iMac or powerbook dvd drive

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Grunthaner, Oct 5, 2009.

  1. macrumors member

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    Hi I am new to this forums and want to know if my dvd mini discs will fit into the dvr drive on an iMac. I also have an older Powerbook and would also like to know if the mini discs will fit also. I haven't tried this yet because I don't want to loose the discs or ruin my drives. I just bought a used iMac 20" widescreen and wanted to just put my mini discs from my camcorder into it without having to plug the unit in via hard wire.
    Thanks in advance,
    Linda
     
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    Good to know I didn't try it. Sounds like I need to get an external drive to install my home movies.
    Thanks so much,
    Linda
     
  4. macrumors 65816

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    Correct - they will NOT work in a slot-loading Mac.

    However, the mini-discs work fine in a tray-loading drive. If you do this a lot, it may be worth looking into a cheap external tray-loading drive, like this one. Just an idea... but $40 for convenience is (sometimes) worth it.

    EDIT: Seems I'm slow with my response... you're already thinking what I'm suggesting... :D
     
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    Not necessarily... the Wii plays GameCube discs. :D And that is totally irrelevant to this...
     
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    Apple's documentation warns you not to try using the mini discs in the DVD/CD slot.
     
  8. macrumors 604

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    Nah, it'll get stuck. You'll have to get an external drive for them.
     

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