My first external dvd drive

deebster

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Oct 21, 2004
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Olde Englande
You need a 5.25" firewire enclosure. Pretty much any one will do, and many are no-name brands, but don't let that worry you.

I think your eMac is FW 400 only (the normal firewire standard), as opposed to the newer, faster FW 800. But again, FW 400 is perfectly fine and is the way the majority of users hook up external burners and hard disks.

I'm not sure if OS X currently has drivers for this DVD burner, but a free utility called 'Patchburn' will easily do that for you. Find it at macupdate or versiontracker websites.
 
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JustRayHarris

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Apr 19, 2005
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Thanks alot. How do i tell if my eMac is FW400 or 800? I looked in the Sysytem Profiler and couldnt find anything. Its an older eMacc.
 
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Artful Dodger

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Hi, what proc. size i.e. 700 or 800 GHz ? Not that it matters since eMacs had 400 FW at that time. My 800 eMac has 400 FW.
Once your in Sysytem Profiler just click on the word Firewire and it should display the bus speed to the lower left...enjoy ;)
 
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Rocksaurus

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Sep 14, 2003
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California
Artful Dodger said:
Hi, what proc. size i.e. 700 or 800 GHz ? Not that it matters since eMacs had 400 FW at that time. My 800 eMac has 400 FW.
Once your in Sysytem Profiler just click on the word Firewire and it should display the bus speed to the lower left...enjoy ;)
If he's got a 700 or 800 GHz eMac, he's probably got FW 400000 :)
 
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Artful Dodger

macrumors 68020
Rocksaurus
Quote:
Originally Posted by Artful Dodger
Hi, what proc. size i.e. 700 or 800 GHz ? Not that it matters since eMacs had 400 FW at that time. My 800 eMac has 400 FW.
Once your in Sysytem Profiler just click on the word Firewire and it should display the bus speed to the lower left...enjoy


If he's got a 700 or 800 GHz eMac, he's probably got FW 400000
Yeah, thanks it's been a bad week for thinking for me :rolleyes:

JustRayHarris Its a 1 Ghz eMac running 10.2.8
Yes as others and myself have said you have FW 400. Enjoy... :)
 
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