Possible to Re-flash a Yamaha SCSI CDROM to fake an Apple CDROM ?
swiftgriggs at gmail.com
Wed Jun 15 16:24:52 CDT 2016
On Wed, 15 Jun 2016, rescue wrote:
> Didn't hacked or 3rd party cd-rom drivers exist?
I have some vague memory, but I was thinking that could just be wishful /
convenient memory on my part.
> That won't handle the boot problem, but the boot checks might not be as
> thorough as Disk Setup ???
Well, my 660AV will boot from a Yamaha drive I have. However, MacOS
refuses to show the drive after it's installed. So, I'm thinking that a
hack such as the one we are discussing might be a full fledged solution.
> Plextor CD-ROM SCSI drives used to have a 512 byte block jumper as well.
> I don't know about the DVD drives.
Plextor makes some great gear. However, I've also had good luck with
Yamaha. I have had trouble with Pioneer, but they make the only slot-CDROM
(and DVD) drives I know of. Their metal USB drives are also nicely built,
pretty, and have a cool design. However, they've been less robust than
some others I own (I have an LG drive with much fewer read errors and it's
actually slot-driven, too).
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