Acer FW 400 drive

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by elf69, Aug 28, 2016.

  1. elf69 macrumors 65816

    elf69

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    I have an Acer Firewire 400 drive

    An EOSD-0DP

    It is a DVD-RW.

    I got it from someone who used it on a mac mini (it same size) without an optical drive.

    Is it worth anything?

    Was going bundle with my ibook G4 when I sell it.

    I cannot access trading section yet as not been here long enough.

    Worth selling or bundle/bin it?
     
  2. JTToft macrumors 68040

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    You could throw it in, but I doubt anybody would be willing to pay for it.
     
  3. elf69 thread starter macrumors 65816

    elf69

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    Thanks.

    I did not think it have any value.

    Did use it on my ibook to reinstall when optical failed.

    replaced the dead optical now so it useless to me.

    although my imac has firewire 400 and 800 ports.
    but my optical works not that I have used it yet.

    optical is all but dead in a digital world.
     
  4. Fishrrman macrumors G4

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    elf wrote:
    "optical is all but dead in a digital world."

    I disagree.

    There are plenty (particularly in a business environment) who still have uses for CD/DVD optical media storage. I myself have thousands of home-burned music CDs I created through the years, although these days I save digital copies as well.

    Whether one needs optical storage is a matter of preference.
    I agree that overall, the number of folks who use it is declining...
     
  5. elf69 thread starter macrumors 65816

    elf69

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    average home user does not really use optical but business and specialist may well yes.

    In general though optical is dying.

    funniest example is a wifi adapter we sell at work.
    come in tiny box as it is nano adapter it has NO CD.

    you need to download driver.
    thing is you are probably buying the adapter to get online or replace a broken connection.

    60% of the time we have to download driver onto a stick or disc for customer.
     

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