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So after some help from some kind forum members I finally found a DiiMO accelerator for my SE/30.

 

It arrived yesterday and got it unpacked today. Can’t wait for the adapter for it, so I can put it to some use. I wonder if it will make a noticeable difference in performance. 

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Oh yeah.  You will notice the heck out of it.  SE/30 with a Diimo 50MHz 030 running 7.5.5 on a SCSI2SD “feels” about as responsive as my modern iMac doing any reasonable thing (web browsing is not a reasonable thing!).  Sometimes I like running 6.0.8 just for the crazy fast boot time.

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:cry:@joethezombie My socketed Powercache is offended. It hopes you're referring to its little brother the PDS version. 

 

In all seriousness though, that's a great find! I wonder how it compares with mine. Didn't the socketed Powercache (as the name suggests?) get some 'Cache' as well?

 

Here are some old screenshots of my benchmark results (Speedometer v3 I think? Also, I inadvertently selected the floppy drive for the disk test... so the value for that is off)

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Edit: Thanks for editing your post. Powercache is feeling much better now. :-p

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Oh yeah, for sure.  But the nicest part of the socketed powercache, is the ability to run ethernet and grayscale if you have those upgrades.  Before ProtoCache and @Bolle's card, it wasn't possible to have all those upgrades and keep the bucket on.   But now, with the new small adapter, the fastest SE/30 with grayscale is probably with that DiiMo card.  I should benchmark one day!

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Not wanting to hijack this thread, but look what just arrived in the mail for me:

 

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I think I got the last of the DiiMo's from Yahoo Japan - at significant expense!

 

I'm excited to try it out tonight, which will hopefully resolve my long-standing issue of not being able to run a Turbo040 along with an Ethernet card.

 

@Crutch had exactly the same issue as me with his Turbo040 so he switched to a DiiMo - I'm hoping I have the same success :)

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11 hours ago, ants said:

Not wanting to hijack this thread, but look what just arrived in the mail for me:

 

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I think I got the last of the DiiMo's from Yahoo Japan - at significant expense!

 

I'm excited to try it out tonight, which will hopefully resolve my long-standing issue of not being able to run a Turbo040 along with an Ethernet card.

 

@Crutch had exactly the same issue as me with his Turbo040 so he switched to a DiiMo - I'm hoping I have the same success :)

Very nice!  I'd been watching those auctions and was leaning towards pulling the trigger for a second SE/30 of mine just to see if there was a noticeable speed difference between that card and the socketed PowerCache I've got in my main SE/30.  Glad it went to a good home!

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Thanks everyone for the kind words.

Got the topper adapter from @Bolle yesterday and finally put

the MacCon, topper and DiiMoCache in the SE/30. Did a quick benchmark and sure enough, it’s quite a bit faster than it was before ;)

 

The benchmarks doesn’t make it justice at all though. It feels insanely fast.

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