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  1. Shove a bootable SATA card in it and be done with it. The ATA bus on G3 beiges is kind of garbage anyway especially with 8gb first partition issue. You have slots and the space to drop a SATA card in and route it to the drive, even if it means getting creative with where exactly you put the drive in the AIO case.
  2. BTW, if you're wondering, here's what the connector looks like
  3. You may well be right. I've never done more than 5 devices. Wiki says 15 devices over 20M, but mentions active extenders that can allow multiple devices.
  4. 31 :) , although if you have a computer involved that counts as one of the devices. IDs are assigned 0-30.
  5. GPIB(general purpose interface bus), AKA HPIB(Hewlett-Packard Interface Bus) or IEEE-488, was(is) used for industrial and scientific equipment. It actually predates desktop/personal computers. It's actually a really elegant interface-it has 31 addresses available, and for being quite an old interface has surprisingly little latency(although it's not super fast). The connectors are usually hermaphroditic, and can be stacked if needed to daisy chain multiple devices. My "best" is 5 separate devices off one computer, although I know people running more(in GC-MS applications, you can have 3 separa
  6. Very nice on swapping the boards-I'll hunt down one and go with that option. My experience with swapping PCBs on newer HDDs isn't so good. I inadvertently blew a surface mount fuse a year or two ago on a 100gb 7200 RPM Toshiba laptop HDD and needed to get some data off it. I bought an identical drive on Ebay(not an easy thing to find) and swapped the boards and even though the drive would spin up it wouldn't read. Fortunately I came out okay with that one. I've since been told that swapping boards can scramble the data, but I got away with it. I ended up tracking the problem to the fus
  7. I'm afraid that I've come to the conclusion that the original 20mb Conner in my Portable is dead. It will spin up, but the computer doesn't see it. I'd thought it would be simple just to drop a 3.5" desktop drive in it, but after I looked at it I realized that's not going to be the case. Is the connector the same as is used in 2.5" SCSIs, or is it something else proprietary? And, in either case, aside from a 2.5" drive, are there any other solutions for a replacement drive? I have one spare 2.5" drive, but I had it earmarked for a PB100(although the Portable certainly gets preferen
  8. I know you said you want to get away from SLA, but at the same time it's not difficult to do it with the correct battery chemistry. Earlier this week, I rebuilt mine with this https://www.amazon.com/Battery-replacement-QB24-QB26-QUANTUM/dp/B002BJZ2XI It's a 3 pack of smaller versions of the same SLA cells as used in the original battery. It took me a little bit of finagling and some extra foam inside the case to get it to all fit and line up correctly, but once I did it worked perfectly. One of the issues you're going to run into with any alternate chemistry is that you really
  9. I've been saying for a while that CPU performance has basically leveled off since about 2012 or so. As said, most of the improvements have been in performance per watt, and with the "Lake" series processors Intel has seemed to even stepped away from the "Tick Tock" design philosophy of earlier generations. That's a lot of the reason why I'm still using a 2012 MBP with a quad i7 Ivy Bridge processor, and at that the only real-world advantage I see over Sandy Bridge is that it has USB 3.0 native. Granted Ryzen seems to really be shaking things up, although I have yet to do a lot of research
  10. I'm going to set up some side by side comparisons when I have a chance. One of the things I have in mind is to run lens correction filters on some of my medium large format film scans(which are ~20mb and ~80mb in size). Most of the MF scans are of originals taken with Planar-type lenses which introduce some noticeable "mustache" distortion. The LF scans are simpler since all my LF lenses are Tessar types and tend to only have simple pincushion distortion. I In any case, distortion corrections are among the most computationally intensive things you can do in Photoshop, so I think this i
  11. I have the P4 Gateway laptop I got new for college in 2006 running XP and Firefox 52. Just in terms of web page rendering speed, my DLSD with Leopard and Leopard Webkit blows it away, although admittedly the Gateway is more usable on the web.
  12. It depends on the computer, the amount of RAM, and the extensions installed. A stock OS 9 install has a lot of extensions that you probably don't need. I tend to trim down most of what I don't need(i.e. a lot of printers and the like), and can usually get a moderately fast G4 to boot in a minute and a half or so. If you have extensions to support a 3rd party processor, those can take a minute or two by themselves to load.
  13. Most late G4s like the DLSD Powerbooks, last gen iBooks, and even the 1.42ghz eMac are quite good on Leopard, but they differ from the Mini in that they have a Core Image capable GPU. IMO, the Radeon 9200 was really the downfall of these systems, and on a GPU heavy OS like Leopard it can make or break the experience. I've run Leopard on some pretty low spec systems and can usually tolerate it pretty well esp. considering the better software compatibility it offers. On towers where I intend to run it a lot, I will install a CI-capable GPU. Otherwise, I crank down the animations quite a bit.
  14. There are ways to make ADC on a 9600 work on G4s(or at least 4x AGP). The only thing is that you lose the ability to power on the computer from the ADC power button. The trick is to cut three "fingers" off an old PC ISA card and then use two small jumpers to solder it to the ADC power tab on the 9600. The ISA fingers will then fit down in the ADC power slot on G4 boards. I ran a 23" Cinema from a 9600 in a Quicksilver using this set-up for close to two years-the only thing that changed was my upgrading it to a G5. The card I modified has now found a new home.
  15. Virtually all of the restore disks are available via Macintosh Garden, including the one you seek. http://macintoshgarden.org/apps/power-mac-g4-quicksilver-2002-restore-discs I will add that I've used the QS2002 9.2.2 disk on every preceeding AGP G4 and it has always worked fine for me. I generally grab it for all of those computers as it saves the upgrade dance to get to 9.2.2.
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