I have a mate who works with Apples and apparently, they use the same IDE system as the PC. E.g. I got a lend of an a Pioneer A03 DVD-Burner that came out of an iMAC as well a LaCiE firewire DVD-Burner at another stage and both recorded DVD-Rs fine with Nero in my PC. Apple have good USB and Firewire support, e.g. all my USB devices (WebCam, HP 640C printer, 6in1 flash reader) worked on a MAC titanium laptop. I caanot remember if Apple have PCI support though. The one thing that puts me off a MAC is its performance and pricing. :c Apple Universal Music may worth it for them, as they really need a boost in the market.