olePigeon wrote:YES! I got it to work finally with my Turbo 601. I found a website with "Turbo 601 eccentricities" with a cool copy of a FAX conversation between an owner of a Turbo 601 & FWB Card.
"Turbo 601 eccentricities" is one of the pages on Brinnoven's "The Unofficial Turbo 601 Site".http://www.brinnoven.co.uk/turbo601/index.html
That was the place to be, back in the day. There's a ton of great information and experience preserved there for the Turbo601 and there was a sister-site for the PowerPro(?) -- the PPC upgrade for 68040 machines.
I now have a Mac IIci with a Turbo 601 upgrade and Jackhammer SCSI card. Phew, that thing is finicky. I should print out the configuration and stick it with my manuals so I don't have to go through this again.
The JackHammer is actually very simple, if one follows the rules for terminating SCSI properly. The rules for terminating SCSI properly are not so simple...
Adding a Turbo601 into the mix just makes configuration a nightmare. It's like a dancing bear. The wonder is not that it dances so well, but that it dances at all.
I had a Turbo601/66 way back when. I hacked it to run at ~94 MHz.http://homepage.mac.com/schrier/dt601.html
Once I had everything working well, and had used it for a while, I sold it to some poor soul and took the money and ran as fast as I could to a refurb'ed PowerComputing Power120 (8100 clone).
There was just too much configuration hassle with the Turbo601. If one wanted a fast NuBus, it was better to get an x100 machine.
Still, the Turbo601 is a very cool piece of Mac history.