They used to give out bumper stickers with orders and for a time I recall getting jelly beans in the box of stuff I got from them. New items that were pretty much closeout stuff but cheap. Think I got my NIB PPro overdrives there when I setup my Intel Pr440fx Win2k server back in the day.
You did notice Microsoft had to write a whole new operating system to do multitasking well and not crash? And while people do say Microsoft supports old software and hardware with new OS they tend to support the most popular commercial business apps and hardware vendors had to update their own...
Probably a cost and intended user decision.
The Lisa was built as a business machine while the original Mac was a single user single task at a time device. Once you make those initial decisions on how the core operates you are kind of stuck with it when you tack on updates and Classic OS...
One is more fault tolerant then the other while having the same speed.
People started using stripes to get more speed then single drives could do and used mirrors so their data didn't get lost from failure prone drives. Sooner or later they figured why not do both (especially when adding more...
I remember getting a good 50/68 pin SCA adapter from compgeeks a long time ago and they sold little terminators for the adapter so LVD drives could be terminated on the 50 pin bus. No idea what machine it is in.
Raid 10 is the same as raid 1 + 0 combining disk mirroring with disk striping and you need a minimum of 4 disks.
Since you can only access 1 drive at a time because of master and slave on an IDE port you will need 4 ports for this to work.
I only have one and that's a 170 I think and I have it because it is mint and I like the monochrome LCD.
I have well over 100 laptops but pretty much stayed away from 68k ones because of the hinge designs being crap. Have plenty of later PPC ones.
To be honest a 68040/40 overclocked to 50mhz with some cache added on is good enough for me.
I like to collect hardware and upgrades for that hardware but I never seen the point of faking a CPU in a system where all the other parts of that system would slow it down badly in real world...
Do they still make decent scanners? For while people just purchased inkjet printer/scanner/copiers so I figured standalone scanners were not being made except for high end ones with duplex feeding etc (or just copier machines with PDF functions).
Do you have to have an Apple scanner? UMAX made some decent SCSI scanners in the late 1990's that should work on Mac OS 7/8. I have a 1200s I think and used it on one of my Quadra 950's to scan some large images from magazines ages ago.
I recently received a G3 AIO machine from a forum member. While checking it out I think the 12v side of the PS is dead under 2V (5V works fine so the fan spins up but thats it). I did get a floppy icon on screen a few times before but none of the drives spun up and now nothing.