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Question about target disk mode

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January 20, 2011 11:44:26 PM

so i know that when you hook up a mac via firewire to another mac you can use target disk mode which will make the 'target' computer appear as a disk mounted hard drive on the 'host' computer, but i was wondering if there is a way you could use target disk mode to use the dvd drive of the 'target' computer with the 'host' computer?

my problem is that i have an old g4 imac and it has a cd drive, not a dvd drive, but my powerbook g4 has a dvd so i want to use the powerbooks drive with the imac... just don't know if it's possible.

any help would be great!
January 21, 2011 7:13:55 AM

That should work. But there's an easy way to find out - try it and see what happens!
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January 21, 2011 5:03:36 PM

Yes, this is possible. I've done this many times.
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January 21, 2011 9:00:34 PM

You can also access (share) your laptop's optical drive, HDD, attached external drives, etc. over your LAN. This lets you keep the laptop as an independently running computer (if needed).
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January 22, 2011 3:38:03 PM

awesome, thank you guys i'm gonna give it a try!
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