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    Newbie Newton questions...

    Two random questions, first, what are some good links for Newton software downloads? Second is, I know the eMate 300 has several battery refurb options, but what about older Newtons like the 120 or 130 or 2000? Do they have similar battery packs that can be cracked open and replaced with new NiMH cells?
  2. So some followup details, its not internet traffic, its local network. The web server is a 2016 iMac. All my vintage Macs have SCSI2SD cards in them, not sure if the SCSI2SD is limiting file IO which is then slowing me down to 42KBps. The PowerMac 8600 is not SCSI2SD, its using a PC SATA card attached to a more modern SSD drive. Regarding Nubus... the IIci and IIfx have Nubus ethernet cards, PM 8600 and Q700 have built-in ethernet, and the LC III and Q605 have PDS style ethernet cards, video on those in onboard. I'll confirm the make/model of the ethernet cards, maybe from that I can confirm DMA details. For transfer rates I'm just using the guage within Netscape while doing the download, It peaks at 42KBps on the Q605. Also, the machines are connected to a modern 10/100/1000 switch, maybe having them on an older 10/100 Hub would be better.
  3. I have a variety of vintage macs (IIci, IIfx, LC III, Powerbook 3400, Quadra 605, Quadra 700, PowerMac 8600). They all have 10Base-T NICs in them (Quadra 700 and PoweMac 8600 are built-in). I've noticed that KBps (Bytes not bits) varies wildly between them, with the less powerful machines being the slowest. For example, the Quadra 605 on my local network gets a MAX of about 42KBps transfer throughput, thats 336kbps on a 10Mbps LAN link - which seems really low. In this case, I'm downloading a file from a more modern iMac on the local network running a web server, the download is being done in Netscape 4.X on the Quadra 605. Is that a reasonable trasnfer throughput? Is the bottleneck the CPU horsepower? On my PowerMac 8600, I get a much better transfer rate, like 220KBps throughput (1.7Mbps) - better but still far below the max link capacity. Its more of curiosity, though it is annoying how long it takes to get stuff onto that Quadra 605 when 42KBps is my max speed.
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