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Looking for a replacement - Apple CD300 CD ROM drive (narrow SCSI)
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Mar 6, 2012, 06:32 PM
 
So my old Apple caddy CD300 ROM drive finally gave up and i´m looking for a replacement. Will any narrow-SCSI (50 pin connector) drive like this Pioneer DR-U03S SCSI Slot-In CD-ROM Laufwerk | eBay work in my 6100 PowerMacintosh or will there be the need of finding drivers or the danger of running into other hassle? i do not need full functionality like support of software controlled disk ejection, only the ability to transfer System 7 and 8 files back to this machine.


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Mar 6, 2012, 10:35 PM
 
Rule of thumb with CDROM drives is that there is one driver to rule them all.
I had a Yamaha CD Writer that I used with OS 8.6 just fine until it died so my guess is any ROM will do.
I have plenty of more important things to do, if only I could bring myself to do them....
     
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Mar 7, 2012, 12:49 PM
 
Thanks for the quick advice, highly appreciated!


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