Subject: Re: DEC 3000/400 CD drives
To: rb <email@example.com>
From: Wilko Bulte <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 09/16/2001 13:19:03
On Sun, Sep 16, 2001 at 02:33:58AM +0100, rb wrote:
> Thanks for everyone's input.
> It appears the drive I have in the box is the RRD42 (SONY CDU-541). I'll
> pick up a caddy for it sometime through the week. I tried replacing it
> with a Toshiba XM-5701b which is reported to work in a lot of DECs. In
> fact, the DEC RRD46 is actually that very device...HOWEVER...
> It appears that there a number of versions of the XM-5701b firmware and
> that there's no way to manually switch the block size on these devices.
> At least this was what I could learn on the archived <cough>Sun<cough>
> Apparently some of the DEC-badged Toshibas state on the label that
> swapping the PRTY jumper will switch between workstation/PC block mode
> but this didn't appear to work either.
Correct. You really need DEC (or Sun) firmware in the Toshiba to make
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