[iBook] external firewire CD-ROM/DVD-ROM drive

Stewart C. Russell scruss at scruss.com
Sat Jul 28 05:55:39 PDT 2007

Janice F. Jorgensen wrote:
> thoughts on where to buy?  how much to spend?  what kind?  thanks

I built one. I got a USB/Firewire 5.25" enclosure for about $40, and had 
a DVD+/-RW drive in the spares bin. A basic DVD-ROM drive is under $10, 
a writer $30-40. Takes about 10 minutes to build, but you do need to 
know which end of a screwdriver to hold.

It's ugly, but it works.


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