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Sony SMO-F551 Optical Drive

Sony SMO-F551 Optical Drive

Sony SMO-F551 Optical Drive

I just purchased a drive and the file I am trying to read comes up asking ifd you want to format. It is from a covenat Imaging system. Could some one tell me how to read images if you dont know the format.

Secondly, What are the switch setting on the drive


RE: Sony SMO-F551 Optical Drive

Hey there,
Let me know what your trying to do with respect to cabling and access and I'll tell you the switch settings for the SONY drive.
All switches should be down (off) except the following in a typical setup.
Set Force Verify dip switch E    =    1 (On)    
Set termination dip switch F    =    1 (On)

RE: Sony SMO-F551 Optical Drive

how do you terminate that drive?

RE: Sony SMO-F551 Optical Drive

Question For The Experts

I just recieved in today's mail a Sony SuperMac Optical Drive, which I had "won" on Ebay. I have every reason to believe this drive is 10-15 years old.

Do I need drivers in order for the optical drive to mount? I have looked at virtually every site on the www and am unable to find downloadable drivers for this unit.

Thanks for your help.

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