On a related note, I got me a ultrawide scsi CDROM (Plextor 40x) which has IBM firmware on it. Works great, I installed Solaris 10 sparc off of it. Only issue is the eject/inject button up front wont work. eject/inject commands work fine under irix (eject command works fine under solaris). I tried to flash the drive with Plextor firmware I downloaded from plextor's site, buuuuut...the drive was not even recognized by the flashing app (plugged the drive to a windows box to do this). I was not suprised, as IBM firmwared seagates also refuse to take seagate (or Sun) firmware updates.
Drive has less jumpers than the non-oemed Plextor (there's pads on the pcb where those extra jumpers should have been). There *is* one jumper that controls the eject mechanism, but the drive behaves just the same with the jumper open or closed.
I believe this drive's current firmware is meant to disadble the button (several server cdroms have that feature) in order to prevent media inside from being mistakenly ejected.
Drive is a Plextor PX-40TSi, dated april 2003, IBM FRU 97H7796 (P/N 04N2964).
Anyone had a similar issue (and a possible solution)??
There's a firmware update on the page listed above, but apparently it will only work from within AIX . And my drive probably has that firmware based on the mfg date on it.
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