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SE/30 with 800K FDD

cannfoddr

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Is it normal to have a Mac SE/30 with an 800K drive.  One of My SE/30s has a PC compatible FDD which has successfully formatted and written to a 1.44MB floppy.  The other won't have anything to do with the 1.44 Floppy disks and just ejects them when I try to format them.  I have some old Mac disks from Ebay that I think are dead, it will read some of those and actually managed to copy some files.

How hard are the FDHD drives to find? 

 

Dog Cow

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1.) Is it normal to have a Mac SE/30 with an 800K drive?

2.) How hard are the FDHD drives to find? 
1.) If you mean as its internal drive, then I would say no.

2.) There were more FDHS drives produced than any other kind of 3.5" disk drive for Macintosh, so probably more of them still exist today, so probably they are not too hard to find.

 

bibilit

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Is it normal to have a Mac SE/30 with an 800K drive
Normal, no, but who knows what happened to this machine in it's life ? as a 800k is pin compatible with the 1.44M, a swap with a readily available unit is likely the reason why is now present.

One of My SE/30s has a PC compatible FDD


i wasn't aware PC drives were compatible... can you post a picture ?

 
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