Macintosh Se/30 with SuperDrive will not work...

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Macintosh Se/30 with SuperDrive will not work...

ok i just recently i put a Super Drive CD-ROM in my mac SE/30 and i had nothing but probelms it will not fid the os will not detect the floppy disk so what do i do...

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huwhahuh?

a superdrive CD-ROM? or is that a SuperDrive floppy? A superdrive floppy does 400k, 800k, and 1.44MB (as well as the rarely found 2.88) Floppy discs.
To fit a superdrive, it would be a DVD-+RW on an IDE chain, and the SE/30 only has scsi. Please tell me how you have accomplished this?

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Isn't there something about c

Isn't there something about cutting a wire to use a manual inject vs auto inject? I remember reading about swapping floppy drives, but a quick Google brought me nothing.

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Re: huwhahuh?

A superdrive floppy does 400k, 800k, and 1.44MB (as well as the rarely found 2.88) Floppy discs.

For the record, the floppy Superdrive doesn't support 2.88MB disks. Not that it matters, given that they're rarer then hen's teeth.

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Oh...

I thought they did because of the sony mechanism. Oh well.. Not like I will be using any. But still, i thought they did. Ok, well I will no longer tell people that.

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I thought they did because of the sony mechanism.

The original 400k Macintosh drive was a "Sony Mechanism". They invented the physical form factor. ;^)

Anyway, the 2.88MB version was developed by Toshiba, and didn't go on sale until after Apple was already selling "Superdrives". And about all it ever actually showed up in was later model IBM PS/2 machines.

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no a SuperDrive CD ROM i put it in

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As was stated earlier, how?

As was stated earlier, how? The SuperDrive CD-ROM is an IDE/ATA/ATAPI interface. The SE/30 has floppy and SCSI. Something isn't adding up.

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this would be an interesting hack. Please show us pictures. The other thing is, did you mod ANY connectors to make the drive work?

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Where and how did you put in an ATAPI DVD-R/W drive in your Mac? The only way to run an ATAPI drive in an SE/30 is via an ATA/SCSI bridge. If not, I suspect you plugged it into the wrong port somehow.

Though I assume . . . errr, is this "SuperDrive" a SCSI mechanism? I'm not aware of any DVD-R/W SCSI drives, but that don't mean much. Acute

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ummmmmmmm

i simply put the CD drive whare the Floppy was widen the hole and i found a scssi cable in a old macintosh Quadra and i put it in my SE/30
an i will take pics after i buy batteries for my camra.

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