Dual layer firewire dvdburner +iMac G3?

mannymanny

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Jan 27, 2005
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Hi, I want to buy a Lacie d2 dual layer burner (firewire) and I was wondering if it was fully functional with a G3 iMac 500mHz with 640 mb RAM. I'm running 10.4. The specs state you need a G4 500mhz but will the G3 work?

Thanks
 

7on

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Nov 9, 2003
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If the specs say no then it won't work.. and I wouldn't tempt it.

If they could have gotten it to work on a G3, you think they would put that it was capable in order to sell to the G3 owners. I reckon that it needs the altivec or the processings.
 

nhugg

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Jun 23, 2005
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Hey,
I used to use one of those burners on my G3 700mhz, the only problem I had was that the firewire connection wouldn't work so I had to use the USB which made it a pretty slow process. I think that that may have just been a problem with that individual drive though, I'm not sure. Worked fine through USB though.
Cheers.
 

Leareth

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Nov 11, 2004
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works just fine on my G3 imac 500mhz... but I am burning at 4X only
since my disks are limited to that speed ( hey they were 50 DVD's for $12)