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  1. Thanks for the tips! I've tried the IDE to SATA adapter (middle one) with no luck. When I get a bit of time I may mess around with the SIL3112 card and flashing it. Was hoping for a bit easier of a solution. I did order an IDE to SD adapter card ($12) off Amazon so that will likely be my first fiddling with a drive for this build. The IDE to CF works great and is super easy, so I'm hoping the SD version will as well. I can probavly live witout SATA for this G3 if the SD version works. It's just nice to have some modern storage options.
  2. This is very cool! I actually just order a bench frame for my G3 Tower MOBO and plan on something similar. Right now it runs an IDE to Compact flash for a drive. Can you elaborate any on your SATA setup for your system? I would love to run SATA drives on this computer.
  3. Yes, that is with the onboard Video. The Adapters I linked to are NOS made by NEC (they say NECmultisync on them). They are made specifically for Mac of course. I remember seeing a settings guide for the switch type recently, but can't remember exactly where. Maybe Operator Headgap site with Bob's Tech Tips which are kind of difficult to sift through.
  4. I use this adapter: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Apple-Macintosh-PC-Mac-Monitor-Adapter-DB15-to-HD15-VGA-NEC-MultiSync-XV15/254499477704 Works with the onboard video of my IIci, Q700, LCIII. I have to use a switch type with my G3s. The monitor I use is a Viewsonic VA521 for all the machines. It's on older one with VGA input: https://www.viewsonic.com/eu/products/lcd/va521.php
  5. Thanks for posting this! Always nice to have options =)
  6. Definitely some impressive results!!! I'm looking forward to some nicer weather to try this out too.
  7. I too have an SE that I got for MIDI functions. I was wanting to use it with my Akai Samplers and a super early version of Cubase. I know what you mean about the screen re-draw, but that is just the speed of these computers. They are SLOW. I am also wanting the get the slow/funky MIDI timing. That's what drew me to these early machines (again). I'll have to check out the above programs that you mention, I do believe I have them in my archive of audio software. It's a shame there never really was a good MIDI Tracker along the likes of OctaMed for the mac. If you ever hav
  8. You can also use Lido. It's super quick as it doesn't verify the format. It will also format most any drive.
  9. Four separate devices at a bit less that 2 Gigs each is how I set the devices up. I use SCSI IDs 1-4 and leave ID 0 open for an Internal hard drive. Using a V5.5 SCSI2SD I've been able to boot any classic mac I have that has a SCSI port on the back. The only other SCSI device that I have and use is an Akai sampler that has an internal ID of 6 and wants it's HD (if it ever gets one) to be set to ID 5. So, the use of IDs 1-4 is really a non issue for me. I have not tried to set it up the other way (partitioning one large drive into smaller volumes) and cannot comment on that. I've b
  10. Wow does that bring back some memories sitting a very cold room coding COBOL and RP/G in High school. Aside from getting an old VAX to put in your basement, with a manual and the Modem port on the back, I would think that some tinkering could get that old terminal hooked up to the serial GPIO pins of a Pi as stated above. might be a good way to start learning some Linux!
  11. Cangrats!!! I'm also curious what the solution was. It's also kinda weird seeing the Google splash screen on a Plus =P
  12. I used to use Target disk mode quite a bit back in the day. I would but a machine in target disk mode then use my iBook G4 installer disk from my iBook to put 10.5 on the target machine. At the time the iBook installer was the only copy of 10.5 I had and would only work in the iBook. I didn't want to fork out $130 for a retail version. Target disk mode to the rescue! Using that I could put 10.5 on any machine that would run it. Interesting to know about about ARS but not surprising as other utilities are accessible from the terminal as well. This is common in *nix systems. Think GP
  13. I guess I take a slightly different approach to getting stuff on and off of old machines. Granted I don't have any that don't have a SCSI port on the back, so the SCSI2SD v5.5 is my goto solution. However, the computers that have Ethernet cards I usually transfer files via FTP. I use Fetch 3.03 as a client and NetPresenz as a server on system 7 machines. Fetch works fine with System 6, not yet tried NetPresenz though. I do Have an SE without a Network card, and probably won't be looking for one. I've used the SCSI2SD with it fine. Also I have the Floppy EMU, and use this probably j
  14. A blinking green light usually indicates that it is connected (cord plugged in) but not making a connection. The light should go solid green with a connection. I tried for a while with MacTCP but gave up on it. Install Open Transport 1.1.2 or 1.1.3 and use DHCP instead of manual. You also need to make sure that your switch is giving the connection 10BaseT at half duplex (your card might work on full duplex) and not tying to auto negotiate. As soon as I set the port on my router to 10Mbs Half duplex, the light on my card went solid and OT automatically got the IP settings.
  15. It's also nice in that it has worked with all the macs I have that have a SCSI port. I set mine up for IDs 1,2,3,4 (1.9G each) and left off 0. That way I can plug it into a computer with an internal drive and not run into ID conflicts. Makes for transferring a snap as well as setting up internal drives. The build quality is good, however with some computers like my Beige G3 I had to modify the SCSI2SD case so it will fit on the back of the computer. I've used it with: SE, SE/30, LCIII, IIcI, Q700, Beige G3.
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