Use and DVD drive in an eMac?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by wickedking94, Feb 4, 2012.

  1. wickedking94 macrumors 6502

    Apr 27, 2010
    I'm thinking about replacing the CD-R drive in my eMac 700 with a DVD drive, since the eMac's use a standard size disc drive can I put in any IDE drive and have it work or does it have to be specifically compatible with it?

    I'm upgrading it for fun, so please, no responses about how its not worth upgrading.

  2. linz1253 macrumors newbie

    Jul 8, 2012
    I may have the answer

    Im currently working on the same project with my eMac. Some of the newest Dual DVD drives have some issues with a computer that old but a pioneer 109 DVD player and burner will work great and it's a little trickier but a pioneer 111 will work too. Those are the two I know for sure from experience. Hope this helps!
  3. 300DDR macrumors member


    Jul 5, 2012
    Los Angeles, CA
    Maybe cheaper, at least much better since you can get a newer optical drive, just buy an external USB optical drive. Search amazon or google shopping.

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