Can a PowerBook G3 floppy drive be used to make 800k disks?

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  1. sega dude macrumors newbie

    sega dude

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    Can a PowerBook G3 floppy drive be used to make 800k disks for use in a Macintosh Plus?
     
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    If you mean the very original PowerBook G3, which came from Apple with an Apple-made floppy drive - yes.

    If you mean any of the later models also called "PowerBook G3", where the only floppy drives were made by third parties (such as VST) - no.

    Take the floppy drive out - if it says "Apple Floppy Disk Module", you're good. If it has some other company's logo on it (like the mentioned "VST",) then no go.
     
  4. tdiaz macrumors 6502

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    If the PowerBook G3 has a rainbow Apple on it, and Apple's OEM drive, it will do GCR. (800K).

    I say that, because I've seen non-Apple drives in those, and they will not do GCR.

    Any Powerbook that has a rainbow Apple on it will do GCR. Any that do not, are made after floppy support was dropped.
     

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