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Add support for SCSI CD-RW System
I found some very good news at VersionTracker. There's an app called Mac OS X SCSI CD-RW Helper that finally lets us burn CD's with our favorite SCSI drive in OS X. It works with Toast Titanium 5.1PR2 (and it looks like iTunes2 as well, but I haven't tested it yet).

This is what the people who wrote it have to say about it:

"The Mac OS X SCSI CD-RW Helper fixes a minor bug in Apple's driver for devices that support the MMC standard (Multi Media Command set). Virtually all CD-RW drives shipped in the last three years support some flavor of the MMC standard."
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SCSI CD Burner
Authored by: TonyB1 on Nov 14, '01 04:38:05PM

Well, it may work for some however it didn't work for me.
I still see the same old message about no supported CD-Burner.
Tony



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SCSI CD Burner
Authored by: mssdvm on Nov 14, '01 05:35:57PM

Well, it works for me with a Yamaha 6416S CDRW on an Adaptec 2906 card and 10.1.1. Toast 5.1P2 and burning from the Finder are both supported. iTunes and Disk copy don't recognize the burner though. I am a happy camper, no booting into 9.2 to burn CD's!!!!!!!!



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SCSI CD Burner
Authored by: muzzi on Nov 15, '01 12:10:31AM

How in the world did you get your Adaptec card working? I have a similar set-up and I still
get no recognition in Apple system profilier, or Toast.
Any suggestions?



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SCSI CD Burner
Authored by: pmcd on Nov 15, '01 02:51:33AM

I have a Yamaha 8x4x24 CDRW attached to an Adaptec 2906 card and the utility works great. You might want to reinstall iTunes 2.01 (in OSX) after installing the utility.

Philip



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SCSI CD Burner
Authored by: mssdvm on Nov 15, '01 11:39:19AM

Make sure you have the most current Adaptec Drivers (1.0.2) and after you install the the SCSI CD software, Restart, just logging out and back in will not work. You may want to check your SCSI id's just to make sure there is no conflict.



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SCSI CD Burner
Authored by: ddldreaming on Nov 17, '01 02:00:38PM

The patch worked for me to the extent that I was able to burn an audio CD with Toast 5.1p2 using my external Yamaha 8424S and Adaptec 2930U card (I've got a stock G4/400/AGP). I had to reinstall iTunes v2.0.2 after installing Toast and the patch for the drive to be seen in Toast. (In fact, both the Finder and iTunes now recognize the drive and will attempt to write to it, but fail attempting to initialize a session -- 'an unknown error occurred (-1)'.)

But I now have a more distressing issue. Previously I'd been able to use my Yamaha as a plain-old CD-ROM, for both audio and data . Now, any attempt to read from the drive for more than 15 or 20 seconds elicits a kernel panic from the Adaptec driver (I'm using their 1.0.2 release). This isn't a huge problem since I only really want to burn discs with the external drive; my internal one works fine for playing stuff. Still, I hate making my system less stable.

Sigh... I should just bite the bullet and get an external firewire drive. Pity, I like my Yamaha.



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more on kernel panics...
Authored by: ddldreaming on Nov 17, '01 05:41:14PM

Looks like my kernel panics when reading data from this drive occur whether the El Gato patch is in place or not. My guess is a problem in the Adaptec kernel extension (both 1.0.2 and 1.0.0b exhibit it) or in Apple's IOKit. I've submitted a couple of reports so we'll see what happens. No big deal, at least I can burn discs now.



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SCSI CD Burner
Authored by: muzzi on Nov 17, '01 10:02:44PM

Ah still no luck, I guess i'll have to fiddle with it a little more.



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SCSI CD Burner
Authored by: TonyB1 on Nov 15, '01 10:28:41AM

Well, I'm using a Beige G3/300 with the onboard SCSI
if that would make any difference. I had hoped that this would
allow me to use my cd burner with OS X instead of having to
boot back into OS 9 whenever I need to burn CDs.



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SCSI CD Burner-Mine's working too!
Authored by: TonyB1 on Nov 15, '01 10:41:37AM

Well, mine is working now too. Its being seen at least. I'll have to try and burn some Cds.
Thanks for the info about this software!



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no dice - Yamaha 4416s
Authored by: saint.duo on Nov 15, '01 08:59:17AM

I have a Yamaha 4416S burner hooked to the internal scsi bus on a beige G3. Toast still won't see it.



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it's working now - Yamaha 4416s
Authored by: saint.duo on Nov 15, '01 10:24:45AM
I don't know why I didn't think of this before. I reinstalled the software (as I had deleted it after the first attempt), restarted my machine, and Toast 5.1P2 now recognizes my Yamaha 4416S burner! I had tried a log out/in the first time, but that won't do it.

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