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    At the moment, collecting old Mac software, taking apart my Macs, putting them together again and trying to run them at their optimum configuration.
    As well as that, playing Armor Alley, Civ I, Marathon and Deus Ex.

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  1. ArmorAlley

    Oh. Great. Another IIsi...

    Moral of the story: if you want to improve your SE/30, collect IIsis. Congratulations on your find. It really is a good feeling to get a machine that was loved and used. The IIsi is a great little machine. We had one with 5MB that drove a large dual-page B&W monitor that we used for the Students' Union newspaper when I was in university.
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    Diagnosing the 9600 From Hell(tm)

    FireWire card?
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    Diagnosing the 9600 From Hell(tm)

    Radeon 7000 Mac Edition and run a 1920x1200 monitor, like one of the big Apple Cinema Displays with an ADC-DVI adaptor (like this one here: https://www.ricardo.ch/de/a/apple-cinema-display-22“-1054491414/) PCI SATA card to power a SATA card? Sonnet Tempo Trio and power some CF cards? Maybe an M-Audio Revolution 5,1 card and hook up a surround sound system to your 9600?
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    MDD G4: $70 a good price?

    Predicting what will be valuable and desirable in 20 years' time is as much an art as it is a science. And I'm not an artist and I haven't rigorously studied the economics of collecting. Would you have guessed back in 1992 that in 2019 an SE/30 would be worth 3 or 4 times more than a IIcx despite the two have similar prices and specs? Or that one particular card (Micron Xceed Grayscale card and adaptor) would be worth many times the value of the SE/30? The Xceed card cost a couple of hundred dollars in comparison to the many thousands required for an SE/30. My guess is that, in 2039, it will be the case that will be the attractive part of turn-of-the-millenium Mac OS X computing rather than the exact innards, assuming that we aren't too precoocupied with Basilisk III on our Apple Glasses.
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    Finally got a DiiMOCache!

    Congrats Knez and ants! They are great finds that ye have made.
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    MDD G4: $70 a good price?

    Having had the PSUs in 2 MDDs die on me in the space of 18 months; I am not well disposed towards MDDs. If you don't mind recapping PSUs, then it mightn't be at all a bad idea. I am still averse to it but am slowly coming around to the unhappy fact that I will have to learn how to solder, recap and use a multimeter safely. You are, however, welcome to both of my MDDs (dual 867 and dual 1.2GHz) for the cost of shipping (albeit from Europe), but for the same money, you are at least getting one that will work, if even only for a while.
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    SE/30 versus Classic II speed

    IIci?
  8. ArmorAlley

    M235i Thread of Finds!

    If ever there is a piece of Apple & computing history, it is the original iMac. That is a great find.
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    Fun with colour on my SE/30

    Thanks for that. I'm sure that it would've been done if it were even half-way feasible.
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    Fun with colour on my SE/30

    I don't want to re-rail the thread and I'm sure that this question has been thought about before. Would the monitor from a Colour Classic fit and work in an SE/30?
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    UltraDrive 80 external SCSI HD replacment

    And you don't see that as a red flag?
  12. ArmorAlley

    SE/30 new ROM and other things

    I have Mac OS 8.1 on my IIfx and it runs well with 32MB RAM. I use it for access to a large HFS+ drive. Normally I run my IIfx on System 6. I suppose that an SE/30 would run Mac OS 8.1 on the slow side (assuming you had at least 20MB RAM) but would be usable. If you have no luck, I can sell you a spare IIfx ROM SIMM that I have. PM me if you are interested. I'm also not that far away from you (about 3 hours by train).
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    Sonnet Quaddoubler project

    Here they are.
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    PCI SATA card for Blue & White?

    I have 2 SSDs running off a Sonnet card in my B&W G3.
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    Sonnet Quaddoubler project

    The Quadra Overdrive may electrically fit any 68040 socket but my LC Quadra Overdrive won't physically fit into my Quadra 950.
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