Sony Spressa Firewire enclosure ?

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by jeremy.king, Jan 23, 2003.

  1. jeremy.king macrumors 603

    jeremy.king

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    I have a question for all those hardware geeks out there.

    I have a Sony Spressa CRX1600 external firewire (er i.Link) CD-RW (the 12x8x32 model) and was wondering if there is simply some IDE to firewire bridge inside that would allow me to upgrade the drive inside it to say a DVD-RW (specifically the DRU-500A).

    Has anyone ever tried this? Or better yet, has anyone tried swapping any drives inside one of the Sony Spressa enclosures?

    I read somewhere that suggested Sony uses some proprietary communication bridge for these, but can't find much else on it.

    Can anyone help?

    Thanks,

    JK
     
  2. GeeYouEye macrumors 68000

    GeeYouEye

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    The IDE interface is not proprietary (ie, you can put the burner in another FW enclosure... ClubMac makes/brands a good one) but I think there's a firmware issue on the Sony bridge so you can only put another Sony in.*

    * That's how they did their USB bridge so I'm assuming their FW bridge is the same. I could be wrong though.
     

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