I got my question answered.
I'm sorry, but I am of no help for this.
I am sure that if you knew the answer to this, you'd tell me.
Thanks for the gesture.
Probably. I took 1.44 Sony mechanisms from dead Macs and put them in 800k Apple drives and they worked fine as 1.44MB drives after that. I don't think they are particular.
What did you connect it to, may I ask?
Yes. The AE HD+ also works with the Superdrive controller and it has a different mechanism.