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  1. pax

    Adding Wi-Fi to my Mac SE/30

    Count me in too. Such wonderful work, as always.
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    SE/30 PDS Adapter Epic Blunder

    Take my money already.
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    SE/30 PDS Adapter Epic Blunder

    What a great resolution! I’m happy to read some good news in the midst of all the bad.
  4. pax

    Asanté MacCon SE/30 clone

    Beautiful Bolle! I’m also down for two if you make a production run.
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    Which Model SCSI2SD should I get?

    I have a 5.1, 5.5 and 6. They all work great and I think you will be happy with any of them. The thing about the 6 is that it mounts as a disk also on a modern Mac if you connect it over USB. That is new and super convenient. So even if the improved speeds are not something you might benefit from, if mounting as a USB disk on a modern Mac is something you would use, I would at least consider a 6. Keep in mind that macOS Catalina dropped support for HFS disks though, so you need to be on 10.14 or lower if you are using HFS and not HFS+. Finally, If I'm not mistaken the 6 also stores its config on the SD card, which makes it much easier to have multiple cards and swap between them. I have heard that swapping cards also works with the 5, but then all cards need to have identical configs (e.g. same set of SCSI ids).
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    PowerBook 520c Score!

    Beautiful, congrats! I have a 520 (without c) and it's one of my favorite machines. It has 12Mb RAM. 8Mb modules are easy to find on eBay but I have not seen larger modules in forever.
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    Has anybody gotten a SCSI2SD v5.5 yet?

    Me too, I use it all the time with both desktops and laptops. Love it.
  8. pax

    Carrera040 Info / Hacking Thread

    Great start to the new year.
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    Daystar 68040 woes

    Ah, I see, not the RAM then. I mistakenly read it as the machine now always displaying this pattern while before it did not, my bad. In any case, for some reason I have the same pattern on my SE/30 when I have not disabled the RAM check.
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    Daystar 68040 woes

    +1 on @Bolle's question about the amount of RAM. My SE/30 has 128MB RAM and if I don't disable the RAM test during boot it takes over a minute, during which it will display exactly the pattern in your picture. I also have a Twinspark and a Turbo 040 and there's a hidden setting in the Turbo 040 control panel (QuadControl) to disable the RAM test. Maybe you lost that setting when you removed the stack? If the theory is true, and to disable the RAM test, just wait for it to complete, then fire up the Turbo040 control panel and option-click the "Turbo 040 Info…" button. Should look something like this.
  11. @pcamen That's right, when an external monitor is attached, the internal monitor is b/w only.
  12. @pcamen Xceed Color 30, with the grayscale adapter.
  13. Just want to say that it's exciting to follow along in this thread. And I'll definitely sign up if it comes to fruition. I'm a software engineer and not a hardware engineer, so I'm not sure that I can contribute with any relevant skills. But I do have a multimonitor SE/30 setup if testing help is required at some point.
  14. @Bolle Interesting. I’d love to try the same thing. Did you make any modifications to either of the cards?
  15. Awesome, I bought it. Thanks @Crutch, you're the best.
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