Thanks!!! Its been a fun project to work on!
I've had no problems at all with the hard drive functionality. It seems rock solid. For the CD-ROM, as long as you used the patched extension (driver), it works fine as well.
IMO the main limitation right now is the boot time of the Pi. So, if you can power up the Pi 30 seconds before you power up your Mac, you'll be fine. On most models (from what I've observed) the Mac will wait for the Pi to boot, as long as there isn't another bootable device.
Which reminds me, I need to re-vamp the pricing scheme on my Tindie. The price of the assembled boards is going to go down quite a bit. I had a big (for me) run of them assembled in China. They can do it a lot more cheaply that I can!
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That's awesome! I was on the fence for $70 but I have more money than time these days being busy at work, but $45 is great! Just ordered it.Tindie is updated with new pricing. Check it out!!
- Assembled RaSCSI is now only $45 (+ shipping)!!
- Kit is only $30 (+ shipping!)
I have no problem booting the Pi before the Mac; I assumed this would be the case. I'm actually confused why this would be an issue; is there a situation I'm missing or is it just that it's not as instant as a scsi2sd?
One last question: planning on using this with a spare Pi Zero non-wifi (whatever the latest rev is). Is this any less reliable or slower than a Pi 4? ie. should I just buy a Pi 4 and use that if it makes the experience better?