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Iomega CDRW Solutions Hybrid (Mac/Win) CD

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Solutions.toast (393.42 MB)
MD5: 62c8ce412677f6292fdd0f3b99bd4019
For Mac OS 8.5 - 8.6 - Mac OS 9
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This is the CD I got when I purchased my Iomega 48x24x48 external USB CDRW Drive. It is Mac and Windows 95/98/Me/2K as far as I know. It installed HotBurn Pro on my Sony Vaio laptop with Win 2K at any rate.

Of course you want to know about the Mac version. The included software is Iomega HotBurn and Music Match Jukebox. Here are The Mac system requirements from the on disk manual:

"System Requirements:

* G4 or G3 (blue and white G3 only) or iMac® computer with USB 1.1 or 2.0 connection
* Mac OS 8.6, 9.0.4, or 9.1
* CD-ROM drive for software installation
* 50 MB hard drive space for CD recording software

Using the Software on the Solutions CD

The Iomega Solutions CD includes several applications to enable you to create different types of CDs.

Using Iomega HotBurn® Software

Use the Iomega HotBurn software to:

* Copy a CD
* Create a Data CD
* Create an Audio CD
* Create a Mixed Mode CD

Iomega HotBurn software has an interactive User's Manual. Open the HotBurn software and click the Help icon for instant help using the software.

Additional Software

Check out the additional software applications included on the Solutions CD that will enable you to convert music to MP3 files or play audio CDs on your computer. Insert the Iomega Solutions CD and select one of the software icons for details."

I installed HotBurn onto my 450 MHz G3 Indigo iMac. HotBurn detected my slot loading, 24x CDROM drive just fine, but had to run some testing to register it. This is so it could use it to read and then copy disks to an external device. The drive was registered only for 2x and 4x reading. As far as the Iomega 48x24x48 USB CDRW drive is concerned, while Mac OS could mount disks on it, and HotBurn could see it, it never successfully read from or wrote to a disk on that drive, even though the installer put Iomega USB drivers in my System Folder (more later). I also have a LaCie FireWire DVD burner. HotBurn couldn't do anything with that either.

For example, disc copying would spin up the drive, attempt to read it, then hang the drive. I didn't get the original USB cable with this, but I assumed the nice one with the choker on it that I hooked up would be beefy enough as far as shielding is concerned. Honestly, the only reason I used the software in the first place was to see if it installed additional drivers to allow Toast Titanium 5.2 to see the drive. It didn't.

As far as Windows, as I said above, I installed HotBurn Pro onto my Sony Vaio PCG-FX220 laptop with Win2K and a USB 2.0 PC Card installed. Windows instantly registered the CDRW as Drive D, and could mount disks from it. I put in the Solutions CD and attempted to make an image of it (in Iomega's CDI format) it didn't know what a hybrid disk was and created 4 RAW image files, and a CDI image. ImgBurn for Windows 2K created BIN/CUE files and understood that the disk was an ISO9660/Joliet format disc.

So, I put this up here for completion, as there really is no other CD burning software available for Classic Mac OS. If anyone has Charismac's Discribe 4, or a version of NTI DragonBurn later than 1.0.1, I would really like to know.

Architecture: PPC x86 (Windows)

Hotburn runs on G4 or G3 Power Mac B&W or G3 iMac only. 8.6, 9.x. Windows 9x/ME/2K.