Hi,[QUOTE=IcyCool7227;2257650]I am really frustrated here. I have a LaCie d2 52x24x52x CD Burner and it takes a minimum of 16 mins to burn a CD at 4x. I have an iMac G3 computer. (…). Reading further online states that iMac G3 computers only have USB 1.0 ports which isn’t very fast.[/quote]That’s why you are only able to burn at 4x speed.
Are there FireWire cables that can be connected from the USB port in the burner or am I out of luck?
You’re out of luck unless you can install an USB2.0 HiSpeed controller in your computer (of course, your operating system must support this). No idea if such is possible with that mac.
Dismantle this external drive and your other one that has failed, and install the Lacie drive into the enclosure of the other drive.