Possible to Re-flash a Yamaha SCSI CDROM to fake an Apple CDROM ?

rescue rescue at hawkmountain.net
Wed Jun 15 16:56:37 CDT 2016

Don't have time to fully check it out, but check out:


On 2016-06-15 17:24, Swift Griggs wrote:
> 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).
> -Swift

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