Putting a DVD+-RW in a CD-RW enclosure?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by buffettfan33, Jun 6, 2006.

  1. buffettfan33 macrumors member


    Jun 7, 2005
    Arlington, VA
    I've got an old Sony external firewire CD-R/RW, model CRX1600L. Is it possible to take one of the DVD+-RW's that they sell on Newegg and put it in that case?

    I've got the old drive out of the case, but I didn't want to buy something and then not have it work.

    Thanks for the help!
  2. dkozi macrumors newbie

    Jan 18, 2006
    calgary, ab
    you bet

    just as the title says - you bet!
    i'm not familiar with your source for a replacement drive so i can't say one of theirs will work for sure. obviously try and get one with mac drivers, but don't be affraid to step outside the box. many don't openly offer drivers/support for mac os, but there is a nifty little program out there called 'patchburn' - google it and you should be able to get to their site. it installs drivers that will work with many devices, but understand it can be a little hit and miss. all you can do is try. just don't be fooled into believeing that only apple branded hardware will work.
    enjoy your new drive!

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