3 inch cd

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  1. Mad Max24 macrumors member

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    is a 3" CD compatible with the iMac's optical drive?
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Absolutely not. This isn't a Wii we're dealing with. :D
     
  3. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Which coincidentally is the only slot drive that I know of that handles smaller discs.
     
  4. Mad Max24 thread starter macrumors member

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    How about if it's in a adapter ring? I have a few old 3" CD's i would like to load in iTunes.
     
  5. synagence macrumors 6502a

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    Guessing thats purely down to Gamecube disk support?
     
  6. Fonzijr1964 macrumors 68000

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    i just though about that


    I think i have one from 1994
     
  7. Luap macrumors 65816

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    Indeed, there was even a handful of slot loading macs that could handle 3" CD's. But most can't..
    I wouldn't try one in a slot drive with an adaptor ring either.

    I also have a few 3" cd's.. Fortunately I have quite an old Firewire cd burner drive that can take them, as its tray loading. So I can always hook that up for the rare occasion it's needed.
     
  8. TrapOx macrumors 6502

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    Time to get an external tray drive or borrow a friend's computer.
     
  9. gamer2502 macrumors regular

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    try an external usb disk drive like the macbook air has but the one that you can get for the air wont work for your imac so just try a mac compatible external disk drive:apple:
     
  10. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Your best bet is to buy an external drive for like $40-$50.
     
  11. leighonigar macrumors 6502a

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    Your best bet is not to spend $50 on a drive for a couple of disks, rather to copy the data off, rip them, or whatever, on another computer, say - handy PC - then USB stick/full-size CD them over.
     
  12. Mad Max24 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for all the great suggestions! i'll try firing up the old PC and copy to a full size CD.
     

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