SCSI CD drive capable of reading CD-R

Scott Stevens chenmel at
Mon Apr 18 19:50:12 CDT 2005

On Sun, 17 Apr 2005 16:01:12 -0700 (PDT)
"Eric Smith" <eric at> wrote:

> Dan wrote:
> > What machine are you talking about ?, Do you mean a 512k block size
> > ie. Dec, Sun, mac etc.
> That's 512 *byte* block size, not K.  As opposed to the normal 2048
> byte(2K) block size.
> Macs do not need 512 byte block CD-ROM drives.  Only older non-PC
> workstations and servers normally need that.

My understanding is that newer Power Macs that run Open Firmware need
the 512 byte block.  My experience has been that the drives I've pulled
from PCI Power Macs will boot in Sun hardware.

Please correct me if my assumptions are wrong.

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