5 Replies Latest reply: Aug 30, 2014 9:51 PM by Jeff
KrisInBerlin Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I need a manual for the AppleCD 300 from 1993 manufactured in San Diego!  lol...     Any one have a clue where to find one!?   THANK-YOU!  :-)

  • Allan Jones Level 7 Level 7 (32,105 points)

    There are some other Apple external CD drive files here but the site is old and many of the links are dead. Instructions for the 300 should be similar to the 600:



  • KrisInBerlin Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank-you Alan!


    I will download the version for the 600... !  




  • Allan Jones Level 7 Level 7 (32,105 points)

    Excellent. We still have a 600e unit on the shelf in our "Museum of Old Macs" (the spare bedroom!). We bought it for a Perfoma 475 about 1994 so we could run some educational programs for the kids. Seems like it cost over US$300 when we bought it--OUCH!


    BTW, the Performa still works, running some oddball version of OS 7.1.

  • KrisInBerlin Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    MAC Museum ... Funny idea! Maybe I'll do the same with this thing when finished with it... Have fun & Thankyou!

  • Jeff Level 6 Level 6 (11,290 points)

    I have both the Apple 300e (2x read speed) and the 600e (4x read speed) units, which came with a pair of speakers.  Both drives were manufactured by Matshita (Panasonic) and the SCSI enclosure was well-built.  Allan mentioned his Performa 475, and I used the drives with an LC and an LC III.  Years ago, I bought the 300e secondhand for about $100, so I escaped its higher initial retail price.  I was given the 600e at the close of an Apple show/sale by a seller who wanted to lighten his load, before packing up his remaining unsold inventory.  When I last used either LC, the capability to install software by CD (and not the repetitious insertion of floppy disks) seemed to bring those old Macs out of the stone age.