Summary: this is a great drive. although if you're thinking of using it in an older g3 or g4 desktop tower (blue and gray) as a second cd drive (to add the cd writing capabilities) in adittion to the internal mac dvd/cd drive. you will have to replace the internal mac cd with this one. you can't have both. either you loose the dvd capabilities or go without the cd-rw capabilites. there is only one slot for an internal cd drive.
Get Yamaha if you feel the need for speed (and quality)!
Jim K "gadget guy", Amazon
14 September 2001
Summary: I installed this burner in a Dell Dimension with no problems. It now fills the slot where my DVD drive used to be. I was using the DVD so rarely that replacing it with a CD burner seemed much more practical. I also needed the ability to play CD-R's on my machine, which the Yamaha does beautifully. I also own an external SCSI Yamaha CD burner which has been connected to my Mac. Installation was very easy and took fifteen minutes.