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I have a B&W G3 400 and I'm curious if anyone has any experience with the cheapo burners for the Windows world - is there any brands that are better than other - you get the idea.

If you've done this upgrade (and I know a ton of you probably have)... what's the best route?
 

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I put a 48x24x48 Lite-on drive in my G4 400. Fast, full support and instaled in 10 mins. $50.00
 

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A G4 is a not aG3 - the B&Ws are bears - it depends on the Rev of the motherboard whether you have a Zip.

Safest is an Apple pull from an earlier box. :cool:
No quick answer :(
 

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There never is a simple answer - as far as I know I believe it's a rev. b board, but I'm not 100% on that as I bought it used - is there something in the Apple System Profiler that'd tell? Or is it an open her up and see type of thing?

I have no zip installed anyways.
 

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In 10.3 some 3rd party drives are supported "out of the box" as they are identical to the ones that Apple sourced their drives fom. This is the same as in X.1 and X.2. What has changed is that Apple has made it hard to fudge full support for other drives. I have a LG 52*24*(I forget) drive in my rev2 B&W that works fine with itunes and disc copy in X.2 but I know won't have this support in X.3

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from accelerate your mac's reviews and articles, including great FAQs: http://www.xlr8yourmac.com/systems.html

I think the easiest way is to check your IDE chip - there's pictures on http://www.xlr8yourmac.com/G3-ZONE/yosemite/newfeatures.htm

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The revised CMD646 IDE controller chip can be identified by the "402" marking next to the part number. Harald Ruebenach of Cologne, Germany sent a picture of the chip showing the new markings:
The IDE controller chip is near the rear of the PCI Slots as shown below:
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I just got a bw G3 400, and it's a rev b
 
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