Stripping my PC. Can these hardware be used on MacPro?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by digiegg, May 24, 2007.

  1. digiegg macrumors regular

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    Alright so I'm selling off my old PC. Hard to let go but Macpro was expensive!
    Now I want to take 2 things out from it.

    DVD-RW drive and Linksys Wireless card.
    Could these be used on my macpro?
     
  2. TDM21 macrumors 6502a

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    The DVD drive will depend on the brand you have. Some work, others don't. As for the Linksys card, if its a PCI card then it won't work. The MacPro only has PCI-Express slots.
     
  3. digiegg thread starter macrumors regular

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    It's Pioneer

    And I think the linksys card is PCI...
     
  4. Dark Dragoon macrumors 6502a

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    If the Linksis card is PCI then it won't work.
    As for the DVD-RW, it will probably work.

    Though bare in mind that if you want to put your PATA hard drive into your computer (in the optical drive bay), you won't be able to add a second optical drive.
     
  5. Chromako macrumors member

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    Pioneer? That raises your chances a lot. Can't hurt to try!
     
  6. applefan1997 macrumors 6502

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    I dont see the point in this, doesnt the Mac Pro already have a DVD-RW and Wireless card installed?
     
  7. Wild-Bill macrumors 68030

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    Forgive my ignorance, but why wouldn't any commerically available DVD burner work in a Mac Pro? That doesn't make any sense. A burner is a burner is a burner.
     
  8. Dark Dragoon macrumors 6502a

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    While this should be true, some just don't seem to work that well. I have a NEC drive that for some reason refuses to eject the disk if I leave it spun down for too long. The drive works fine in my PC's. I don't know why this occurs.

    Also I have heard that some drives have their tray mounted either slightly too high or too low to work properly even with the bezel removed.
     

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