Needed info

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Ih8reno, Mar 16, 2014.

  1. Ih8reno macrumors 65816

    Ih8reno

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    Hi guys

    I am going to get an old mac from someone and they just need to get the info off first. Thing is they didn't give me the model but told me that the info is on a disk which fits into the attached photo. Does anyone know what it is and how to get the info off to work on a PC.

    Thanks [​IMG]
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    That looks to be a tray for one of Apple's early pre-PowerPC CD-ROM drives. I think they can be opened like a standard CD case and the disc read in a standard Macintosh. You may get a better answer by asking to have your thread moved to the Apple Collector's sub-forum.
     
  3. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    The tray is for a CD-ROM. Back in the mid-90s, this is how CD-ROMS were done on Mac. You put your disc in the tray, closed it and then inserted the tray into the drive.

    You don't need that tray at all for modern optical drives. Just insert the disc into your Mac (or PC).

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    Yeah, I had a friend who had one of these Macs and my mom also had one. Weird contraption.
     
  4. Ih8reno thread starter macrumors 65816

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    turns out he is going to use 3 1/2 disks instead and simply needs a way to read mac disks now on his old microsoft pc, I believe its running xp.
     
  5. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    MacDrive.
     
  6. Ih8reno thread starter macrumors 65816

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  7. AmestrisXServe macrumors 6502

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    Ah, the old CD caddy. I used to have stacks of them, both in grey, and black colouring, for SCSI DC-ROM drives. They were actually very useful, to protect discs from scratches, as once you inserted a disc into a caddy, you never again needed to touch the media; assuming that, like me, you had one caddy per disc.
     

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