Dvd drive for G4 Power PC

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by GGGUUUYYY, Jan 31, 2009.

  1. GGGUUUYYY macrumors regular

    Jan 9, 2009
    I've got a G4 power PC that has a CD burner/drive and i would like to remove it and put in a Dvd drive. Can anyone suggest brands that may work?

    INFO: 466 MHz, 768 MB RAM

    Also any canadians bought ram from this retailer?


  2. OrangeSVTguy macrumors 601


    Sep 16, 2007
    Northeastern Ohio
    Any drive will work. Look into the Pioneer DVD burners. New they are around $30 so they are not really expensive.

    I have an Apple 8x DVD-Rom that you could just have but I don't really think it's worth to ship from the states to CA.
  3. cube macrumors G5

    May 10, 2004
    The drive should be IDE, i.e. PATA (Parallel ATA). NOT SATA.

    Look for a Super Multi Drive, which also has DVD-RAM (nicest DVD type), like from those from LG. You can even get them with LightScribe for cheap (there are apps like disclabel for that).
  4. GGGUUUYYY thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 9, 2009
  5. dallenmarket macrumors newbie

    Feb 1, 2009
    Vegas Baby
    DVD Burner

    I use http://otherworldcomputing.com for many of my replacement parts including the Optical Drive Double Density DVD Burner in my G5 tower. You can select your model from a menu and their site shows only those units compatible with it. I've found some things cheaper elsewhere, but otherworld's service has been unbeatable.

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