Lacie and powermac G5

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by bhagiratha, Nov 25, 2005.

  1. bhagiratha macrumors newbie


    Nov 25, 2005
    Brooklyn, NY
    I am trying to upgrade the superdrive in my powermac 2.5 G5 with a DL drive with lightscribe. Boy am I having a difficult time finding something that will work.

    I came across a few, they are:
    1. HP 640i DL w/lightscribe (q6766a)
    2. HP DVD740VI
    3. Lacie 300980 Internal drive.

    I personally like the Lacie internal DL drive, but it says that the interface is IDE. If am not mistaken, I don't think the G5 uses an IDE interface.

    Has anyone use or has any experience with this drive on a G5 system?

    thank you.
  2. macrumors 6502a

    Jul 17, 2002
    Bay of Fundy

    the G5's optical drive is IDE, I replaced my combo drive with a superdrive from another machine and it worked fine. can't comment on the lightscribe drive though sorry. maybe try though
  3. bhagiratha thread starter macrumors newbie


    Nov 25, 2005
    Brooklyn, NY
    Thanks for the response. but when I check in the system profiler for my current configuration is get this:

    ATA Bus:


    Model: PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-107D
    Revision: A707
    Detachable Drive: No
    Protocol: ATAPI
    Unit Number: 0
    Socket Type: Internal

    Don't the IDE have different pins than the ATAPI ... or am I just loosing my mind. (maybe am thinking of the cables for the hard drives.)

    Please clarify .... regards
  4. homerjward macrumors 68030


    May 11, 2004
    fig tree
    ATAPI=IDE afaik
    i have a benq DVD DD DW1625 (quite a mouthful :eek: ) that i've had no problems with and is fast, reliable, no coasters except by user error, etc. i don't do much lightscribe burning with it but when i do it looks great. i think you can get it at newegg, zipzoomfly, etc. and possibly in some shops. i think i paid ~$60 this summer. i got the oem version which comes with nero express for pc, but nothing for mac :(
  5. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

    May 19, 2002

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