CD RW for G4 tower

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by Chemical Max, Jan 3, 2004.

  1. Chemical Max macrumors newbie

    Oct 16, 2003
    Oxford, UK
    I finally need to by a CD RW for my charcoal G4 tower. Could someome please recommend a reasonably priced deal?
    1) The zip drive could be replaced with a CD RW, but I still use the zip sometimes.
    2) The CD/DVD drive could be replaced.
    3) A CD RW plugged into USB or firewire could be bought.

    The CD RW would be used about once a week for large files or back ups.

    My Palm tungsten T3 has arrived and is even better than I expected. However they sell it with QuickOffice which does not connect with a Mac. I may have to buy DocsToGo.
    Thank you for your help!
    Max (in Oxford)
  2. Doraemon macrumors 6502

    Aug 31, 2001
    Europe (EU)
    Re: CD RW for G4 tower

    No. The Zip drive cannot be replaced by a CD-RW drive. The bay is too small.

    That's a good way of doing it. Buy a CD-RW/DVD Combo drive and install it.

    Possible, but personally, I prefer internal solutions.
  3. Chemical Max thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 16, 2003
    Oxford, UK
    Ordered LaCie CD RW USB

    Thanks for the advice, it did help.
    Ended up buying a LaCie CDRW USB2 Porsche, as I occasionally need to burn CDs . Cheapest in UK (today 4th Jan) was via MacWarehouse so I used them.

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