Which External Combo Drive is Compatible w/ PB G4?

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

  1. BigSb85 macrumors newbie

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    Location:
    Houston, TX
    #1
    Hi Y'all...

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

    PROBLEM:
    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...

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

    PREFERENCES:
    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

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    #3
    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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