Glad I found this place. Current system consists of a PII-300mhz with 256mb RAM, a 10gb SCSI HD, USB 1.1, Adaptec SCSI card, and NO Firewire. Up til now it's served me well, however I'll be dumping the PC in favor of a G4 (used) in the next few months. Circumstances force me to purchase a cd-rw to be used on my current PC before I get the MAC. Ideally, I would like a speedy external CD- RW that not only works well with my current system, but one that also compliments a G4. Maybe that's asking too much. I realize a large portion of G4's come with a cd-rw anyway, but let's assume it does not for a moment. The drive would only be used to store files. NO AUDIO (at present) and NO GAMES. Speed is NOT a big deal to me. HOWEVER, I don't want to make a lot of coasters with an old outdated drive. Also, can someone tell me if there is an advantage of burning audio cd's? I currently dub to a minidisc and am very pleased. Will ordinary cd players(both car and home audio ) have a problem reading a cd-r?
Your suggestions and comments are appreciated.
Let me know if I left anything out.