Which Sony Spressa, which iMac? Basically, you should be able to get any FireWire CD-R drive to work - if you have either Toast available or use PatchBurn (in the right version for your OS) to enable it for Apple's apps.
Yes you can. If ever somebody's talking about a 'free software' for the Mac that you don't find anywhere on your computer, versiontracker.com and macupdate.com will find what you're looking for. MacUpdate shows this about PatchBurn: http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/16466
ok i got the app and opened it and only shows my CD burner in my computer....my spressa is hooked up to the USB port on the side of my imac with the power turned on...how do i make patchburn read my spressa
Guess it doesn't see it. At all. If you put a normal CD-ROM (one with data on it) in the spressa, does it mount in the Finder? Can you access the disk? If not, does Apple System Profiler find the spressa and give some information?