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  1. Bubheart'sDaddy73

    SSD in a 6500, anyone successfull?

    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! ☺
  2. Bubheart'sDaddy73

    SSD in a 6500, anyone successfull?

    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
  3. Bubheart'sDaddy73

    SSD in a 6500, anyone successfull?

    Thank you for the link! Given that CF cards seem to work can we assume that they support PIO Mode 4 and LBA then? I did a very quick google and Wikipedia lookup and, if my basic brain is right, CF cards are good.
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    SSD in a 6500, anyone successfull?

    YES!!! Thank you x a million for your advice and links - I got my 6500 up and working with the CF card adapter today and it's running beautifully not a single problem! Heaven!
  5. Bubheart'sDaddy73

    SSD in a 6500, anyone successfull?

    Many thanks for that Trash80toHP_Mini - It never occured to me try different software! Is this the one: FWB Hard Disk ToolKit 4.5.2 ? - If so I presume I could burn to a bootable CD and give it a try? Or do you know of any bootable .img files floating around out there with this already included?, I don't know how to modify, then burn, an already existing bootable .img.
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    SSD in a 6500, anyone successfull?

    Oh, I meant to write Drive Setup not Disk Utility! My bad. I booted from the 8.5 install CD (and I also tried the OS 9.1 CD). Thing is, Drive Setup usually does show ATA as well as SCSI devices but nothing shows up when I attach an SSD via adapter. I've tried a Samsung Evo 840 120gb and a SanDisk SSD Plus 120[gb]. Maybe I'm doing something obviously wrong, but I feel I'm quickly exhausting all setup methods..
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    SSD in a 6500, anyone successfull?

    I think for my next vintage Mac I will consult the Tarot first then haha, but that business about the guy testing software RAID speaks volumes - makes me think yea, not much has changed either! You'd think that in the digital world of 1s and 0s there would be less to go wrong, not more (well, in my layman's perspective anyway). I purposefully try to keep myself in the grey area of not wanting to know too much, that way I'll have less to be anxious about. Ign0rance is bl1ss and all that!
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    SSD in a 6500, anyone successfull?

    I won't claim to intially understand much of that but it sounds reasonable (after a quick Google of the acronyms!), but the whole thing seems a crapshoot with some people getting a machine to work and others not...even with identical hardware. With how challening it is to get these old machines running, I still feel its worth it. Switching from the 6500 to even just my humble daily-driver (a relatively low-performance Hackintosh 4670K); feels like upgrading from a 1983 FSO to a 2018 Audi A8 (one assumes, I wouldn't know on either count...). But, its the software of that Era of the 90s (some of it chintz, some of it great) you can't capture it with an emulator. You just can't, it's a weak imitation. So the whole rigmarole is justified!
  9. Bubheart'sDaddy73

    SSD in a 6500, anyone successfull?

    That's identical to the part I used, damn you're lucky !
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    SSD in a 6500, anyone successfull?

    Just ordered the following: 4 Pin Molex 5.25" Power Male to 4 pin Floppy Power 3.5" Mini-spox 17.5cm
 SanDisk 16GB Extreme Pro 90 MB/s Compact Flash Card
 StarTech.com 40/44 Pin IDE to Compact Flash SSD Adapter - IDE to CF Card Reader Wish me luck, thanks again for your recommendations!
  11. Bubheart'sDaddy73

    SSD in a 6500, anyone successfull?

    Did you leave the 4400's molex cable unplugged then? Thanks for the link btw and the info - very appreciated!, that particular item is sitting in my Amazon basket... can you tell I'm desperate!
  12. Bubheart'sDaddy73

    SSD in a 6500, anyone successfull?

    The only adapters I'm seeing have 44-pins so would the Mac's 40-pin IDE cable still fit into the adapter's 44-pin connection, leaving 4 pins unused / reserved for power? Is an additional power adapter actually required to connect the Mac's Molex to the adapter board or can power be sent through IDE alone? Sorry for bombarding you with questions there's still some things that are unclear to me.
  13. Bubheart'sDaddy73

    SSD in a 6500, anyone successfull?

    This is the USB card that I mentioned above. Manufacturer is: Entrega technologies inc. Model name is: PCI-4U / 204-0013-001 Rev C. Below that is my newly-acquired 6500, shame the Apple Design II speakers don't work, just hiss away when connected!
  14. Bubheart'sDaddy73

    SSD in a 6500, anyone successfull?

    Lucky you! I don't suppose you could send me a link to the exact parts you used please...it would help me out a lot. Thanks
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    SSD in a 6500, anyone successfull?

    Yep, zip drive installed and working. Ha yea the OrangePC card was the first to go the noise it made with it in scared my soul. Now I'm keeping eyes peeled for a Radeon 7000...and some hen's teeth.
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