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    SCSI2SD as an External HDD for Multiple Macs?

    That’s good. I just noticed on Inertial Computing’s website that they have SCSI2SD v5.5 in place of the previous external enclosure for the v5.1. The v5.5 is an external only option that plugs directly onto the SCSI port without needing a cable. I think the v5.5 should work for my use case if I use an adapter and an extension cable with it, but I don’t know for sure. Should I get the v5.5 from Inertial Computing or a v5.1/v6 with a third-party enclosure from eBay?
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    SCSI2SD as an External HDD for Multiple Macs?

    That's good. Something I forgot to ask earlier, can the SCSI2SD be used with other SCSI devices? I occasionally use an external SCSI CD-ROM drive with my 68k macs. Would I be able to daisy-chain the SCSI2SD to the CD-ROM drive?
  3. Hello all, I decided to create this thread because of an idea I had and I wanted to know if this idea would be possible. The idea came to me while I was using my SE a couple days ago. My SE only has an 800K drive, so when I want to back up the documents I created to something like an SD or CF card, I have to copy the file to an 800K floppy first and then use my PDQ to copy the file over to SD or CF. As much as I love floppies, I don't exclusively rely on them for backing things up like I did in the past. The process of backing up to SD via the PDQ isn't bad, but it's kind of inconvenient. I remembered that there's an external enclosure you could get for the SCSI2SD, so I figured maybe I could use it as a backup drive? I've had SCSI HDDs fail on me in the past, so I would install system 6.0.8 on the SCSI2SD so I can boot from it in case the SE's HDD dies. I then thought to myself "what if I created multiple partitions/drives on the SCSI2SD? One for each of my SCSI HDD Macs?" I have three Macs that use SCSI HDDs (SE, Classic II, and Centris 650), so my plan would be to create a partition/drive on the SCSI2SD for each Mac. One partition would be System 6.0.8 for the SE, another partition would be System 7.1 for the Classic II, and finally one partition would be System 7.5.3 for the Centris 650. I never have more than one of my 68k Macs on at the same time, so the idea would be to share the SCSI2SD between the Macs, plugging in the SCSI2SD into whichever Mac is in use at the time. I would use the SCSI2SD like an external HDD and should the internal HDD fail in any of these Macs I could boot into the appropriate version of System from the SCSI2SD. Would this work and if so what would be the best way to do it? Thanks in advance.
  4. I haven’t used the FireWire port in about a year, but it worked when I last used it. The only ports I never tested were the microphone and modem. All the other ports work. I have a USB 2.0 card and gigabit Ethernet card in two of the PCI slots, so I don’t use the built-in USB 1.1 or 10/100 mb Ethernet ports anymore. The CPU upgrade is the main reason I bought this Mac. It’s a 1.5ghz model. I don’t know who made it. I think it was made in 2007 according to a sticker I found on it.
  5. How should I clean up the water damage?
  6. Decided to take a picture of the board.
  7. Hello all, About a year or so ago, I saw a Power Macintosh G4 on ebay that had some rust on the case. After searching online, the consensus seemed to be that rust on a computer case isn't a big deal, so I went ahead and bought the G4. What I didn't notice until recently, however, was that the screw on the top right corner of the motherboard was rusted. I removed the screw only to find that a small bit of rust had formed around the screw hole where the screw had been. Should I be worried? If so, any tips on how to remove the rust? Thanks in advance.
  8. Splicing wires isn’t something I’m comfortable doing. Thanks for the suggestion though. The more I think about it, the more getting another adapter makes the most sense. The brand for the adapter I have now is Belkin. Think it was made in 1995-1998 (‘95 because of the date on the box, but there was a piece of paper taped to the box saying it was purchased in ‘98).
  9. Hello all, When I bought my Centris 650 a few months back, I also bought an AAUI adapter so I could hook it up to the internet as well as transfer files with my OS 9 machines if I needed to do that. The adpater, which was NIB when I got it, worked fine for a while, but I think there must be a short in the cable that runs from the box to the Mac because the last time I used it I had to bend the adapter's cable and position the box a certain way otherwise I wouldn't get any signal. So I am now debating whether I should buy another adapter box or buy a Nubus card with an RJ45 port on it? All three of my Nubus slots are empty and the only other card I considered getting was maybe a graphics card at some point. On the other hand, another AAUI to RJ45 adapter box would be cheaper and not require any drivers. Any advice is appreciated. Thanks in advance
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    MacFox's Finds

    As promised, I'm finally giving an update about the shareware CDs I bought. I finally got around to uploading some disc images of the shareware CDs I bought that weren't already on Macintosh Garden. The CDs were Shareware Breakthrough, Shareware Breakthrough 2.0, and Shareware Breakthrough: Mac Multimedia Collection. Here's some pictures of the CDs I am referring to:
  11. One thing I noticed while removing/replacing these batteries is that if you’re not careful, the plastic on the top half of the battery holder can snap off.
  12. Just out of curiosity, what other Mac models act weird without a PRAM battery?
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    MacFox's Finds

    Well it turns out I needed a new PRAM battery, so I bought one off of ebay and things are working as they should. I noticed that since I installed the new battery that the display works correctly even without installing the Basic Color Monitor extension.
  14. Update: bought a Saft brand battery and everything works as it should now. Thanks again everyone!
  15. You’ll need Leopard Assist to install 10.5. I recommend using a separate HDD for OS9. I tried installing both 10.4 and OS9 in my Sawtooth on one HDD and OS9 froze on me when it booted up for the first time after the installation.
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