MacOS 9.2.1 defect w/r/t to CD-R/W?

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by chrisgra, Aug 23, 2003.

  1. chrisgra macrumors newbie

    May 1, 2001
    Tigard, Oregon
    Toast Titanium 5
    ACOM Data external firewire CD-R/W 24x10x40
    PowerPC Beige 266 MHz mini-tower with 256M RAM
    ROM v$77D.40F2
    MacOS 9.2.1
    TDK Music CD-R (up to 32x compatible)
    Imation CD-RW (compatible with 4x-10x high speed ReWritable drives)
    Quicktime 6.0
    Disk cache 8160k
    Backside L2 cache 512k
    Internal CD-ROM drive (v1.4.7 Mat****a Zs20 CD-ROM CR-585
    via internal ATA 1 (id=0)
    internal ATA 0 (id=0) hard drive
    OrangeLink Firewire-USB-PCI board

    My Firewire connection seems to be recognized; if I make that external
    drive the "source" drive" and insert a pre-recorded music CD in it, the
    contents are recognized.

    This is also true for setting the internal CD-drive as "source". My
    problem is that I have NEVER been able to see a "blank" CD (Imation and
    TDK varieties detailed above) such that the software "using" the drive
    doesn't ask me to put in a recordable disk (albeit that one is already there).

    Is this a Mac defect?! I hardly expect it to be my damn fault or that
    of magically defective CDs that only spring into action on my system?!
    I am so pleased I spent $5000+ on this system with all its non-MS problems....

    christopher e. gray
    tigard, oregon
  2. mnkeybsness macrumors 68030


    Jun 25, 2001
    Moneyapolis, Minnesota
    Re: MacOS 9.2.1 defect w/r/t to CD-R/W?

    i don't see how you spent over $5000 on this system...and if you did...i pity you :D

    did you have to install drivers for the ACOM drive? perhaps this company that i have never heard of is not good at writing drivers, just like LEXMARK...but i won't get started on my hate for lexmark...

    it's my guess that it's the drivers for the drive.

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