SCSI CD-RW help needed

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by francism, Sep 3, 2002.

  1. francism macrumors newbie

    francism

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    Hello,

    This is my first posting.

    I installed Jaguar last weekend and I have ironed out most of my problems. Here's one I can't figure out.

    I have installed an internal Yamaha CR4416S SCSI CD burner. Whe I insert an audio CD, nothing happens. When I insert a CD-ROM, a message pops up saying the disk cannot be recognised by OS X.

    Interestingly, when I start up Toast Titanium 5.1.4, the audio CD gets mounted, I can open up the CD icon, can see the audio files, but when I click on one of them, iTunes opens and "soft-ejects" the CD, the tray is still closed, but the CD is no on the desktop.

    I have read there are SCSI issues with Jaguar, I haven't found any SCSI utilities that can help.

    Does anyone have any ideas?

    Thanks,

    Francis.
     
  2. King Cobra macrumors 603

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    I'm afraid you can only use such SCSI compatible devices in full use with older systems/OSs, not with Jaguar.

    I strongly recommend purchasing a new CD-RW. If you can, get one from Lacie. I have a Lacie 16x10x40 U&I, that has worked in Firewire (and when needed, USB) fine for me.

    Which computer are you using? Do you have another computer? If so, does it lack Firewire? How much data do you need to copy back and forth? I'm asking these questions so I can recommend the most appropriate CD-RW for your needs.
     
  3. francism thread starter macrumors newbie

    francism

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    I can actually access the drive if I boot up in Classic. I can play music CD's, can read CD-ROM's, I haven't burned a disc yet.

    I mainly use my CD-RW to burn music CD compilations.

    Now, just out of curiosity, you didn't mention why it's not supported. Is it that Apple is not supporting SCSI? I have an external SCSI hard-drive that's fine.

    Thanks,

    Francis
     
  4. King Cobra macrumors 603

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    I very much doubt Apple is supporting SCSI anymore. That technology is around 10 years old. OS 9 should still support SCSI, so there is no problem there.

    As for your hard drive by SCSI, a hard drive is a hard drive, no matter what connection you have (SCSI, Firewire, USB 2). SCSI doesn't make a difference with hard drives, but it does with multi-function hardware.

    Your profile lists that you have a beige G3. I'm afriad that unless you have another computer for your data, your SCSI internal CD-RW will only work with OS 9. Also, since your beige doesn't have USB or Firewire on the external structure, you're screwed, pal. :(

    If you still need an internal CD-RW you most likely may need to buy a new computer. I'm sure you can still live with the hard drive, though, unless the CD-RW is a big issue for transferring data back and forth.
     

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