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

Discussion in 'Apple Collectors' started by sega dude, Jan 18, 2014.

  1. sega dude macrumors newbie

    sega dude

    Jul 25, 2012
    Can a PowerBook G3 floppy drive be used to make 800k disks for use in a Macintosh Plus?
  2. Intell macrumors P6


    Jan 24, 2010
  3. Anonymous Freak macrumors 603

    Anonymous Freak

    Dec 12, 2002
    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

    Feb 7, 2006
    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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