ibook optical drives

Posted by: koekie

ibook optical drives - 05/05/07 10:52 AM

http://cgi.benl.ebay.be/Apple-Powerbook-...1QQcmdZViewItem
would this fit in an ibook g3 12 inch?
If no, what drives do you recommend for dvd/cdrw combo? The cheaper the better :p

thanks
thomas
Posted by: mordaskyt

Re: ibook optical drives - 05/06/07 04:01 AM

Look here for reports on specific drives in specific mac models.

http://forums.xlr8yourmac.com/drivedb/search.drivedb.lasso

Generally any standard drive will fit and will work as long as there is a driver for it. Either the native OSX drivers or Patchhburn http://www.patchburn.de/ Since this drive shipped in a mac I can only assume it uses the built in driver. You also need to be aware that most powerbooks have a seperate ATA bus for the optical and hard drive. The ibook G3 uses a single bus, as such either the hard drive or optical drive you use must jumpered to slave.