DEC newbie (was need caddy for RRD-42DA CD-ROM drive)

From: Tothwolf <>
Date: Fri Apr 18 01:05:01 2003

On Tue, 15 Apr 2003, Zane H. Healy wrote:

> > Well, that's a relief. Can you point me to a source for these common
> > caddies?
> Try places that carry old PC junk. This type of CD-ROM was used
> primarily in 1-4x CD-ROM's that were seen in PC's (the fastest I've seen
> is an 8x that I put in my PDP-11/73). Of course you can also find this
> style CD-ROM in DEC, Sun, and probably other manufacturer's equipment (I
> think Apple had one drive of this style).

SGI used Toshiba drives that used these caddies for their 4D Deskside
systems. Apple had a number of drives that used these caddies. I have an
external Apple cdrom that uses them, and it seems like the MacTV systems
I've seen also used them.

> Actually your best place to look might be eBay, I'd imagine they're
> pretty easy to find there.
> Just be glad you don't have one of the drives that use the 'pincer'
> caddies!

Just how uncommon are the RRD40 caddies? I managed to obtain some caddies
for my RRD40, so I think I've been rather lucky. I remember reading not
too long ago that the things seemed to be made of unobtanium.

[Note to the folks who are considering emailing me to ask if I will give
away a caddy: You couldn't pry my RRD40 caddies from my cold dead

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