share imac dvd drive with windows

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Jiggy1965, Oct 26, 2011.

  1. Jiggy1965 macrumors newbie

    Oct 7, 2008
    I've got a windows netbook with no dvd drive. Thought of letting my imac dvd drive share with it. So my netbook sees the imac dvd drive and I can burn a dvd with my netbook on the imac dvd drive.

    Is this possible? Or does the 'share dvd cd' option only work between mac computers?
  2. Detrius macrumors 68000

    Sep 10, 2008
    Asheville, NC
    That DVD sharing feature is Mac-only. Though, if the netbook has FireWire, you could take advantage of FireWire target disk mode on the Mac.

    I believe Toast on the Mac offered this kind of feature a long long time ago, so it's possible there might be third-party software that will do this.

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