The drive has a jumper to allow selection of a 512 or 2048 block size. It successfully booted IRIX while connected to an Octane2 and an Onyx 300. As a bonus, audio-over-SCSI also worked <on either platform>.
The HP part number for this one is C4315-63001. That part number is for the drive in an external case that *was not* intended for stand-alone use, the SCSI connector is an SCA variant meant for use in a modular rack frame via a SCSI backplane. These can be found on a fairly regular basis on eBay <this one went for the opening bid - 99 cents>.
The HP case is a fairly nice tool-less design. To use the HP case the SCA-style connector would need to be replaced <some light-duty modification or fabrication would be involved>. The drive could also be removed from the case for use, but be aware a faceplate is not attached to the drive, it's part of the case. I have also seen the drive in a similar HP case that *was* intended for external use.
Here's how the dive <with HP firmware> identifies itself to IRIX:
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scsicontrol -i /dev/scsi/sc1d3I0
/dev/scsi/sc1d3l0: CD-ROM HP DVD-ROM 304 2.00
ANSI vers 2, ISO ver: 0, ECMA ver: 0; supports: termiop synch
Device is ready
Pioneer still lists some info on their version of the drive: http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/PUSA/ ... SI.Support
I'll put up a few photos later.