Glad I wasn't the only one to benefit from this thread! But now the Mac is up and running I'm curious if CF cards have the longevity of an SSD, not sure how they compare to an SD card though. That aside, it still seems incredible to have a near-silent running 6500. Thank you guys again for your kind help! ☺
Thanks to this thread I've got what I need (hopefully) to get SD up and running in my 6400/6500 testbed. "P6360" is unsurprisingly the name of the HDD I used in that G3/400 machine back in the day. I'm getting the dreaded Unrecognizable: Initialize/Cancel dialog box all of a sudden.
My AppleDesign Speakers sound horrific, they need re-coning in the worst way.
I know old beige Macs are picky about internal SCSI CD drives, but what about external? I had an opportunity to buy a generic Toshiba external SCSI CD drive today but I didn't because I was worried it wouldn't work. Do the same rules about internal CD drives apply to external ones?
Thanks for your recommendations on how to troubleshoot the hissing speakers, would be great if it was a semi-easy fix! I'll get around to fixng them at some point soon though and will refer back to your suggestions