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November 21st, 2011, 02:17 PM
Ok so this is a not so vintage computer but was wondering is it possible to add any CD-ROM or DVD drive to this unit? It looks like standard IDE but does it need to be Apple branded? Was think of adding a DVD burner is reason for question.

It has a G4 450 Processor and 512 MB memory.

November 21st, 2011, 02:25 PM
Apple-branded CD/DVD drives are just that, other manufacturers' drives with an Apple slapped on the label. Any IDE drive will do.

November 21st, 2011, 02:32 PM
Cool Thanks for info.

November 22nd, 2011, 04:54 AM
Non Apple CD-DVD ROM Drives wont boot of a DVD or CD Usually, if ya want an apple ROMed drive, i got a dozen or so extras here, you can have one for shipping

November 22nd, 2011, 05:25 AM
I have this machine and confirm that it will boot from any make c/dvd drive.

November 22nd, 2011, 07:23 AM
The Apple-ROM thing was only for SCSI drives, and it was removed in OS 8.5? I know because I've ran Apple Diags off a regular 52x CD-ROM in my G4 and my G5 has a Plextor PXA-712, neither Apple branded.

November 22nd, 2011, 07:36 AM
I put in a Ativa (office depot) brand dvd-burner/cd-burner and it works fine. Booted the Tiger DVD just fine. And I know what you mean by the SCSI thing. Needed to hack the program to use with non-apple SCSI drives. Had to do with my SE/30 and an IBM SCSI drive i wanted to use.