I'm wondering if anyone knows which if any SCSI CDRW drives were bootable? I know there weren't a lot of options in general but if possible I'd like to find one.
The systems I want to put it in only have room for one optical drive, so I'm more concerned about it being both bootable as in I can put a system CD in it and boot off it as well as being a CD burner.I think you can burn a bootable CD on an old Mac CDRW drive (like a Yamaha) using the Toast CD extension for that drive. I haven’t done it in 25 years but I seem to recall doing this. YMMV
Ooof that's ugly the more I look at it lol, well I didn't really think he would accept my offer it was so far under what he was asking. Guess we'll see might have to scrub it and try my hand at retrobrite for the first time on that faceplate yuck yuck.
Yeah we'll see I plan to put this in one of my very special machines so looks are important as well as functionality.Dish soap and hot water will clean most of that up.
Not snagging a bunch of NOS Plextor SCSI CD drives when they were being dumped was something I still regret.
Nice thing now is that you can burn a CDRW disc that’s bootable and you can rewrite it if you want to.We’ll it came today! It did scrub up somewhat but it’s still pretty yellow and dirty looking. Although it is very quiet and did boot off my install disc without any issues. Haven’t tried to burn anything yet but so far I’m pleased I think a lot of that will be covered up by my powermac bezel and it won’t look to awful. I'm actually wondering if the eject button is going to line up now, guess I'll have to get it all buttoned back up and try it.
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I’m not sure which do and which don’t but I do know for sure that not all optical drives will allow you to boot a Mac disc I’ve had some that don’t.I have never had an issue with a non apple
Optical drive failing to boot as long as I was booting a proper boot cd. I didn’t realize some would not boot. On some Macs pressing c would boot from a cd or else holding down command option shift delete to not boot from the internal hd would always work, although sometimes it took a few attempts.