As I posted in the Lounge, one thing I picked up today was a 20x Hitachi notebook ATAPI CD-ROM drive for my PowerBook 1400, to replace the OEM 8x Teac, which died many years ago. Installing the new drive in the Teac's expansion bay module was straightforward enough. Whats not as straightforward is trying to figure out a way to get it to work on the Classic Mac OS.
Apple System Profiler reports that the drive is present, but has no drivers loaded. I have the Apple CD/DVD driver installed and enabled, as well as the Toast CD Reader, which provides support for most 3rd party SCSI drives under OS 9. I know that some people have installed Apple CD-ROM version 5.3.2 (which comes with System 7.6) on newer versions of the Mac OS in order to gain support for third party drives, but does that support extend to third party ATAPI drives? It seems that most drivers (such as ToastCDR and CD-Sunrise) that support third party drives under the classic Mac OS only support SCSI devices. Is there such a thing as an OS 9 driver for third party ATAPI drives? Thanks in advance - I really want to start using CD-ROMs on my 1400 again!