Which External Combo Drive is Compatible w/ PB G4?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by BigSb85, Jun 26, 2008.

  1. BigSb85 macrumors newbie

    Jun 26, 2008
    Houston, TX
    Hi Y'all...

    My beloved powerbook g4's combo drive zoinked out (I insert any sort of disc, it spits it right out.)

    Need a solution... either a new External Combo Drive or an External DVD-Burning drive.
    Don't need anything fancy, I barely used the drive to begin with...

    Which are COMPATIBLE with Macs in general and specifically mine? None of the ones I've seen online say they are!

    I want a combo drive which is 1. affordable 2. compatible and 3. NOT bulky 4. can get here to Houston quick, I'm leaving in a week and a half for another country!

    - Anyone know of any reliable BRANDS?
    - Should I spring for the DVD-burning one even if I don't need to burn CDs? (I don't have my computer backed up... I could do that on DVDs, right? Or should I get an extra hard-drive...? I don't want 50 peripherals!)
    - Should I get a hard-drive to back this up and say 'SCREW a CD/DVD drive!'

    And yes, I know external combo-drives are 'old school'. In fact I'm having problems tracking them down...

    Here are my specs:
    Bought this 15" powerbook back in 2003
    OS 10.3.9
    Processor: 1 Ghz PowerPC G4
    Memory: 1.25 GB DDR SDRAM
  2. BigSb85 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 26, 2008
    Houston, TX
    thank you for website...

    should i be looking for what's compatible with the PB G4 or is the main thing if it's compatible with OS 10.3.9?

    Also, in your opinion... should i go for a DVD-burner as well?

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