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I just noticed something for the first time

techknight

Well-known member
I had just noticed something for the first time while working on a couple of se/30s...

Can you notice it too? And then here comes the age-old question.. why?

I'll give you a clue. It is not the floppy Drive...

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Themk

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Hmm, I don't think I'm getting it... unless it's the fact that three drive cages are stacked on top of each other?

 

techknight

Well-known member
Yep HD sleds and bolt patterns are different, but both are in SE/30s. 

I have never seen a compact mac with a different sled! Any thoughts? 

I have 3 SE/30s, and I am getting together 2 of them to sell and I just found that kinda peculiar. 

 
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unity

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The miniscribe had its own pattern if I recall and the standard drive that same to be did not fit it well. When Apple started to move to other brand drives, a different more universal sled was needed. Or if the end user upgraded, a different sled was needed for proper fitment.

 

Themk

Well-known member
Well I was way off, but that's okay!

I think the different sleds have to do with Miniscribe vs other HDD brands. Just for reference, both my SE and my SE/30 have the topmost HDD sled.

 

techknight

Well-known member
yea, funny thing is I have never seen that top sled. its always been the bottom one. Even with the quantum drives in them (upside down of course). 

Go figure. ;)

 

Trash80toHP_Mini

NIGHT STALKER
I've got one of each handy, dunno which is from which machine. Just checked, I thought he one with the LED was from the SE, but it has a 2MB Sony FDD and the two slot cage has a Sony MP-51FW-23, so I had it mixed up.

I think 2 slot/4 slot probably works better than top/bottom/whichever way it is in the IP pic.

 
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