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Thread: Who makes cd-r found in imacs, iBooks?

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    The title says it all. I'm wondering where I can get a good price on a small cd or cd-r with the locking-center-clip.

    THanks

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    Apple gets (OEMs) there parts from various personal computer vendors - like Sony, Pioneer, Teac, Mashusta (not sure of spelling), IBM, Moto, Quantum, Maxtor, etc... It could be anybody.

    I think the early iMacs essentially used PowerBook CD-ROM drives. Not sure what is used for the slot loading iMacs since their logic board is more like a G4 cube (mini-tower) than the old iMacs. At least they set the new iMacs up for standard DIMMs, instead of the SO DIMMs.

    You should check out XLR8yourMac on this. They have a database of drives - you can check to see what works in the old iMacs. I assume your CD drive is broken?



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    quote:

    You should check out XLR8yourMac on this. They have a database of drives - you can check to see what works in the old iMacs. I assume your CD drive is broken?



    No, I just need a CD-drive for my "RAID-in-a-box" concept. Basically, a gossamer mobo with a stripped down 8500 ps and a RAID wedged in a suitcase, LCD panel cut into top.

    I have all of the plans worked out, just need to find parts. cheap is good.

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    As far as I know, current Apple CD-ROMs are Matshita brand, the CD-RWs are Sony, DVD-RWs are Pioneer, and CD-RW/DVD-ROM combo drives are..... Matshita also? Not really sure on that one.

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