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MacSD - new SCSI SD card emulation tool

re4mat

Well-known member
I just recently came across this, too. I'm curious because it says that it specifically emulates an AppleCD 300i Plus, and I wonder if that means that it would be able to kill two A/UX birds with one stone.

 

davidg5678

Well-known member
I’m actually using a SCSI2SD 5.0 which has a micro USB slot (if I linked the right item, it’s a micro-male-to-regular-SD-female extender, which would not work in your 5.1, so I assume you’re using something else .... ?).

Here’s an actual link:

https://www.amazon.com/LANMU-Extension-Flexible-Monoprice-Raspberry/dp/B01D9JIUU0
<semi-relevant tangent>

I have the 5.1 with a full-size SD card slot. Maybe the problem is that I used a Micro SD to full-size SD card adapter inline with the extension?

I'll have to see if I get better results with a full-size SD to a full-size SD extension. If a product like this fixes it, I would have to assume that one of the two devices is not properly implementing the SD card interface. It's probably the SCSI2SD that is at (fault?) because the other extenders I have purchased in the past have worked with my modern iMac just fine (assuming I remember correctly, it has been a while). It's equally possible that the implementation of the SCSI2SD SD is in spec, but my iMac just tolerates out of spec SD better than SCSI2SD.

</semi-relevant tangent :) >

 

Cory5412

Daring Pioneer of the Future
Staff member
I wonder if that means that it would be able to kill two A/UX birds with one stone.
That would be a fine use case for it.

As I understand it, A/UX supports "big" volumes poorly anyway, so the thing that makes me not want to put it in, like, my own 840 (I'd use bigger volumes) aren't that big of a deal for A/UX.

It'l be slower than a scsi2sd v6 if you were planning a swole AWGS95 or Quadra 950 build, but it'll be both the CDROM drive and the storage device in that scenario.

 

aperezbios

Well-known member
I do have a SCSI2SDv6 (and soon a RaSCSI) but as all my spinning disks are failing at an alarming rate and v5's seem to be sold out indefinitely
Err, no? I'm not sure where you sourced this erroneous information from, but you're completely wrong. We (Inertial Computing, who is the OEM that manufactures them) ran out of stock, due to a surge in demand, for about three weeks. Respectfully, please don't spread FUD. SCSI2SD V5.1's are now generally available again, and we will continue to make them as long as the parts can be sourced in volume, and the demand doesn't abate, which it's far from doing.

We also have plenty of V5.5's available, and have just ordered another thousand.

 

Daniël

Well-known member
Err, no? I'm not sure where you sourced this erroneous information from, but you're completely wrong. We (Inertial Computing, who is the OEM that manufactures them) ran out of stock, due to a surge in demand, for about three weeks. Respectfully, please don't spread FUD. SCSI2SD V5.1's are now generally available again, and we will continue to make them as long as the parts can be sourced in volume, and the demand doesn't abate, which it's far from doing.

We also have plenty of V5.5's available, and have just ordered another thousand.
Sorry, but this isn't a good look for your store. Correcting someone is fine, but this aggressive style does not win you customers.

 

Trash80toHP_Mini

NIGHT STALKER
Indeed. Very glad to have the outage period defined and that the situation has normalized. Indefinitely does not mean permanently and does not imply any length of time. One sentence would have sufficed for error correction.

 

aperezbios

Well-known member
Sorry, but this isn't a good look for your store. Correcting someone is fine, but this aggressive style does not win you customers. 
Sorry, but incorrect information shared on forums is more toxic to our business than someone being _potentially_ butthurt that we've called them out on spreading misinformation.

 

Daniël

Well-known member
Sorry, but incorrect information shared on forums is more toxic to our business than someone being _potentially_ butthurt that we've called them out on spreading misinformation.
Sure thing. I'll just make sure you blacklist you, and get the SCSI2SD from ITEAD instead. Thanks for making that decision for me!

 

aperezbios

Well-known member
Indeed. Very glad to have the outage period defined and that the situation has normalized. Indefinitely does not mean permanently and does not imply any length of time. One sentence would have sufficed for error correction.
All he would have had to do to get an answer on when we'd be back in stock is ask. It doesn't seem that ever happened, which is unfortunate. Choosing to spread inaccurate information online as a result of a conclusion reached in a vacuum is a problem that extends well beyond 68kMLA, and it's societally corrosive.

 

cheesestraws

Well-known member
All he would have had to do to get an answer on when we'd be back in stock is ask. It doesn't seem that ever happened, which is unfortunate. Choosing to spread inaccurate information online as a result of a conclusion reached in a vacuum is a problem that extends well beyond 68kMLA, and it's societally corrosive.
It is not your customers' responsibility to ask probing questions about your stock control.  If you do not communicate explicitly and openly when things are available, people will not care to know.

Choosing to spread inaccurate information online as a result of a conclusion reached in a vacuum is a problem that extends well beyond 68kMLA, and it's societally corrosive. 
By your own statement, the poster's statement was completely accurate; it was out of stock and they had no idea when they would be back in stock again.  Saying that they had a responsibility to chase you up because you're unable to put the information they needed on your website doesn't seem entirely fair.

These posts show you and Inertial in neither an amiable nor an edifying light, and I think you need to walk away from the computer and de-stress.

 

aperezbios

Well-known member
It is not your customers' responsibility to ask probing questions about your stock control.  If you do not communicate explicitly and openly when things are available, people will not care to know.

  

By your own statement, the poster's statement was completely accurate; it was out of stock and they had no idea when they would be back in stock again.  Saying that they had a responsibility to chase you up because you're unable to put the information they needed on your website doesn't seem entirely fair.

These posts show you and Inertial in neither an amiable nor an edifying light, and I think you need to walk away from the computer and de-stress. 
It was listed as backordered on our web shop for the entire period of ~2.5-3 weeks,. I guess that wasn't good enough, so we will try to do better next time. When we don't know exactly when we'll have the next batch, we have a policy of not over-promising and under-delivering.  2020 has been a very painful year for anyone dealing with supply chains and lead times.

 

cheesestraws

Well-known member
When we don't know exactly when we'll have the next batch
But, I mean, this is exactly what the word "indefinite" means.  So you have literally just said exactly the same thing that the poster said and you're still acting like it's some kind of slander?

 

cheesestraws

Well-known member
Just uninformed


really?  but also:



societally corrosive


Saying that someone is being toxic and societally corrosive for not having information that you didn't explicitly give them does not seem entirely fair.

Let's all do that lest a mod needs step in shall we?
Noting bad behaviour and supporting people on the pointy end of it is important.

 

aperezbios

Well-known member
really?  but also:

Saying that someone is being toxic and societally corrosive for not having information that you didn't explicitly give them does not seem entirely fair.

Noting bad behaviour and supporting people on the pointy end of it is important.
With respect, you're accusing me of calling someone toxic and socially corrosive when I did _not_. I described the behavior as toxic, not the person. And I sincerely believe that wasn't the intent, but go ahead and willfully misinterpret what I said. It's fine with me.

 

cheesestraws

Well-known member
With respect, you're accusing me of calling someone toxic and socially corrosive when I did _not_. I described the behavior as toxic, not the person. And I sincerely believe that wasn't the intent, but go ahead and willfully misinterpret what I said. It's fine with me.
Now you're saying that I'm wilfully misinterpreting you because the way you came across didn't match up with how you thought you should have come across?  What with me and the poster, there's a proper conspiracy against you on this forum of people who like your product, isn't there?  Good grief.

 

aperezbios

Well-known member
Now you're saying that I'm wilfully misinterpreting you because the way you came across didn't match up with how you thought you should have come across?  What with me and the poster, there's a proper conspiracy against you on this forum of people who like your product, isn't there?  Good grief.
Now you're just being silly. You can readily read above where I described " incorrect information shared on forums " being "more toxic to our business". In no way did I call you or anyone else toxic. Should I have said "inaccurate" instead of "incorrect"? Absolutely. But don't put words in people's mouths. That's just childish.

 
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