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Discussion in 'Apple Collectors' started by sega dude, Jan 18, 2014.
Can a PowerBook G3 floppy drive be used to make 800k disks for use in a Macintosh Plus?
I'm fairly sure it can.
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.
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.