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Panasonic SCSI CDROM for 5300?

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Anyone have experience with the external/portable CDrom drives that look like portable players on the 5300 powerbooks?

 

I know I need a 30pin-DB50 pin cable setup, but, the CDrom drives I see on fleabay are the internal battery type.

 

Are these all junk or will they work for basic usage? (booting and installing Os 8.1)

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You can stick something like the CD Sunrise or FWB Toolkit on a Disk Tools floppy and it should work to access an external CD-ROM if you're looking to install from an external CD-ROM (works on pretty much any PowerBook, from 1xx to the later ones like the 2400)

 

As far as booting from a CD-ROM goes, couldn't do it on my 540c with the similar Panasonic drive (I believe KXL-D740) on its own but would work with a Disk Tools floppy with an appropriate extension

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