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Superdrive in a cube - Master/Slave and pin 28 on IDE

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I have one of each of these super drives-- UJ-815-C, UJ-825-C. One's from a Powerbook G4, and the other from a G5.  I also have a 50 to 40 pin adapter.

I'm guessing either one would work, but I read that these drives are set to master and you need to set the hard drive to slave.

 

I read somewhere that if you remove pin 28 on the IDE interface for the superdrive that will allow cable select to set it as slave.

Has anyone done this?

 

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Everything worked fine with the hard drive set to slave.  I can't remember where I saw it , but I read something about Target Disk Mode needing the hard drive set to master.

 

 

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I replaced mine in the same way as you, with an iMac G5 SuperDrive, reasoning that if I needed FireWire target mode, I could take it apart and reconfigure for those purposes. What would it take? 30 minutes?

 

Having said that, where’d you get the information on the pins? That is interesting.

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4 minutes ago, beachycove said:

I replaced mine in the same way as you, with an iMac G5 SuperDrive, reasoning that if I needed FireWire target mode, I could take it apart and reconfigure for those purposes. What would it take? 30 minutes?

 

Having said that, where’d you get the information on the pins? That is interesting.

Comments at the bottom of page talk about pin 28

 

http://www.atpm.com/12.03/cube.shtml

 

More on Master Slave and Cable select.

 

http://unixwiz.net/techtips/ide-cable-select.html

 

 

 

 

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3 hours ago, beachycove said:

I replaced mine in the same way as you, with an iMac G5 SuperDrive, reasoning that if I needed FireWire target mode, I could take it apart and reconfigure for those purposes. What would it take? 30 minutes?

 

Having said that, where’d you get the information on the pins? That is interesting.

What did you use to mount the new drive in your Cube?  I modified the cover of my old drive into a mount.  There was a member of the old Cubeowner forum that used to 3-D print them.

 

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I seem to recall making something from some thin aluminum I had lying around. The measurements had to be right, and i was a bit nervous about the business, but it worked fine.

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6 hours ago, rickrob said:

There was a member of the old Cubeowner forum that used to 3-D print them.

 

That's what I used to put a Superdrive in my "good" Cube - along with the accelerated CPU. I think his forum name was "Paris", or had Paris as part of it. He was a knowledgable guy, and Cubeowner was a great resource!

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5 hours ago, ScutBoy said:

I think his forum name was "Paris", or had Paris as part of it. He was a knowledgable guy, and Cubeowner was a great resource!

 parism was his username on CubeOwner, if I'm not mistaken.  The brackets he made were hand carved from a plastic resin, no fancy 3D printer in sight!  Would be nice to have a STL model to make some though.

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8 hours ago, Byrd said:

 parism was his username on CubeOwner, if I'm not mistaken.  The brackets he made were hand carved from a plastic resin, no fancy 3D printer in sight!  Would be nice to have a STL model to make some though.

Byrd - you are correct.

 

However they were made, the brackets worked great in my Cube.

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