[rescue] a possible dvdrom for sun blade 100?

Joshua Boyd jdboyd at jdboyd.net
Wed Jul 12 09:00:06 CDT 2006

On Tue, Jul 11, 2006 at 11:37:22PM -0600, Arthur Wouk wrote:
> in the continuing saga of my blade 100, i have had the following
> thought. i have a hitachi GD-7000 dvd-rom which was pulled from my
> daughter's g4 when we installed a dvd-burner. it is an ide device
> which was very satisfactory when she only wanted to burn cds.
> there is no problem physically in replacing the cdrom (liteon i
> believe) which the blade 100 comes with.  i also know that there are
> blad 100s with dvd-roms in them.
> sometimes however, drives have firmware which is particular to the
> manufacturer of the computer. how can i tell if this is so for the
> drive in this case? google tells me nothing, unfortunately.
> also, does sun have an accessible list of supported dvd-rom drives?
> any clues to help me answer this question would be appreciated.
> also, if you have successfully replaced the cdrom with a dvd-rom,
> which one?

In general, unless there is a good reason to fear permenant damage (or
the items are extremely expensive), if you already have the pieces just
try it and then ask questions if it doesn't work (after a shot at google

If it is IDE it is likely to work, and very unlikely to cause permenant
problems unless one of the devices is actually damaged already.

Joshua D. Boyd
jdboyd at jdboyd.net

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