MacMini G4 as DVD burner?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by SirCarrington, Dec 9, 2012.

  1. SirCarrington macrumors newbie

    SirCarrington

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    Noob question:

    Can I boot my PPC Mini in target disk mode and use it as a DVD burner for my 2011 MacMini?

    I don't have a lot of experience with PPC's interfacing with Intel's but to me it seems that this would be normal. I want to know if I will run into any snags before I "borrow" the firewire cable from work.
     
  2. mike457 macrumors 6502

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    If they are on the same network and you share the DVD drive on the Mini, you should be able to do this without needing target disk mode or a firewire connector.
     
  3. skitzogreg macrumors 6502

    skitzogreg

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    Other suggestion: Why not sell your PowerPC Mini and use the proceeds for the aluminum USB burner? Just a thought.
     
  4. SirCarrington thread starter macrumors newbie

    SirCarrington

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    I've considered selling it and decided that it's better to hang onto the old Mini, just in case I need a spare small form factor Mac at some point. I already have an external USB burner but it's big and ugly.

    I'm trying to find a good use for it. It's down to either a burner or a DVD player.
     
  5. cocacolakid macrumors 65816

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    If it's on the same network it should show up in the Finder.
     

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