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2 opticals in a G4 MDD
Posted by: 68shelbymustang
Date: September 08, 2007 03:42PM
OK, so I'm about to pull my hair out with this one.

I have one Pioneer 110D Superdrive and the original Combo Drive that came with the G4

What are the jumper settings for each? Does it matter which is on the end of the cable?

I've tried them both at cable select and then what I thought was a slave/master configuration.

The Superdrive seems to work fine, but the combo's behavior is erratic.

Any help would be appreciated.

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Re: 2 opticals in a G4 MDD
Posted by: ka jowct
Date: September 08, 2007 04:19PM
I had a similar experience with a Pioneer drive and a Lite-On CDRW. Regardless of jumper settings, I had trouble with the drive in the lower bay. I thought the Lite-On drive was bad until I installed it in an external case and tried it with a different machine, where it worked fine.

I tried the drives set to Master and Slave as well as both set to Cable Select.
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Re: 2 opticals in a G4 MDD
Posted by: OWC Jamie
Date: September 08, 2007 04:33PM
Lower bay MASTER, top bay SLAVE.

Never had a problem with any I've ever set up.

Good Luck!
Jamie Dresser
Other World Computing
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Re: 2 opticals in a G4 MDD
Posted by: Racer X
Date: September 08, 2007 10:59PM
I have a Pioneer OEM -106 in the upper bay, and a Lite On 52 x CD burner in the lower bay, and I think I had to set them as master and slave too.
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Re: 2 opticals in a G4 MDD
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: September 09, 2007 12:47PM
What is the erratic behavior?

It's been so long since I added my SDs (A Pioneer and a Samsung) that I don't remember the jumper settings.

The only problem I had was with the Pioneer opening every time I booted or restarted, but that wasn't a jumper problem.

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