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Can someone post a pic of a Mac II drive sled?

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I just picked up a sweet Mac II from pathw that needs a hard drive sled. I could fashion one from sheet metal or just print one but I'm trying to restore everything to original. I just wanna know what the original looked like. Probably the same sled as the IIx and the IIfx.

 

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reallyrandy already has the hard drive carrier (which is part 805-0952, and looks to be different from 922-0066). What is needed is whatever came with the 5.25 inch original drive ... Looking at http://tim.id.au/laptops/apple/legacy/macintosh_ii.iix.iifx.pdf,

which is where the exploded view came from, there are drawings earlier in the document that give some indication about what this was like or supposed to do (but not very informative).

Edited by pathw
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That's funny, it's easy to imagine it looked like part of the chassis to him. I wonder what percentage of the membership has ever seen a dimunitive, half height "Fixed Disk" IRL, much less the real, full height deal?

 

edit: and now to find a 5.25" to 3.5" adapter to go from there to a 2.5" Savvio UltraSCSI Server drive! [:)]

Edited by Trash80toHP_Mini

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I've got one that's dead as a doornail. It was harvested from a very tall ZFP case under a friend's Mac Plus server. Drive's gutted for use as a case at some point and the 8 platter stack is in the artfully arranged pile of the DigiJunk in the bottom of the 17"BlueberryStudioQuarium project. My first HDD was a half height MFM I swapped into the Tandy 1000SX.

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7 hours ago, Trash80toHP_Mini said:

That's funny, it's easy to imagine it looked like part of the chassis to him.

It was my misunderstanding originally. I assumed that something else was needed, similar to the sleds that I have used for 3.5in drives with later Macs, and told reallyrandy that I was missing this piece. Note that Randy asked about a drive sled. This quickly (d)evolved into a discussion of hard drive carriers ... So - joethezombie was correct - hard drive just screwed to the carriage directly?

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On 3/19/2018 at 11:14 PM, Trash80toHP_Mini said:

Sleds-0.jpg.57bdd58eedeae4c05d3c9dcc59bbe434.jpg

 

 

 

 

That's the one! The one on the right.Thanks trash

On 3/19/2018 at 11:14 PM, Trash80toHP_Mini said:

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Nope, the little one won't work, not even in the floppy bay. You have the big one, which is the one you need. That's the Mac II drive sled for a 5.25" Half Height HDD.

 

What you need is a 5.25" to 3.5" HDD Adapter if that's what you're trying to install. [;)]

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Mac II was sold with a 5.25" drive (661-0391) or 3.5" drive (661-0373). See some pages from Apple Macintosh II Maintenance book :

3.5" HD bracket is the same used in Mac SE.

MacII-1.jpeg

MacII-2.jpeg

MacII-3.jpeg

MacII-4.jpeg

MacII-5.jpeg

661-0373.jpg

IMG_2221-2.JPG

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