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Performa 6400/180 + Monitor + StyleWriter 2500


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19 hours ago, demik said:

Restored my 6400/200 this week. This may be too late, but I used a SATA SSD with a cheapo SATA to IDE converter. Works great :

 

https://www.amazon.com/Kingwin-Adapter-Convert-Devices-Compatible/dp/B002SZDOM6/ref=sr_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=SATA+to+IDE&qid=1619821186&sr=8-4

 

You can also use any SATA HDD with this

 

I went with one of these, they work great on 5400 and 6400 PowerMacs and Performas, but do require a ROM swap. They don't work on the 5500/6500/TAM Gazelle boards, but I'm currently looking into that.

Gives you FireWire, USB and SATA in one go. With the ROM swap to a compatible IC for the SeriTek 1S2 firmware, SATA functions as SCSI under all versions of the Classic Mac OS these Macs can run, while USB and FireWire work great under later versions of OS 8, and OS 9.

 

https://www.amazon.fr/KALEA-INFORMATIQUE-contrôleur-Professionnelle-COMPOSANTS-Préinstallés/dp/B01NA6UKA8/

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On 4/30/2021 at 4:31 AM, Daniël Oosterhuis said:

 

I went with one of these, they work great on 5400 and 6400 PowerMacs and Performas, but do require a ROM swap. They don't work on the 5500/6500/TAM Gazelle boards, but I'm currently looking into that.

https://www.amazon.fr/KALEA-INFORMATIQUE-contrôleur-Professionnelle-COMPOSANTS-Préinstallés/dp/B01NA6UKA8/

 

Nice find ! I do not need such a card, but this may be interesting to others people here, with the ROM swap and everything.

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I love these printers!  They are so simple and yet after all these years they still work and that is amazing.  I have had countless modern Epson's and Cannon's that die after only a few years. 

 

Nice thing about these is you can still get cheap ink cartridges and you can refill them super easy.  It's a great printer for classic Macs that you want to print with and get decent results.

 

I don't remember what the difference between the 2400 (which I have) and the 2500 were other then I think the 2500 uses a separate power supply vs a built-in on the 2400?

 

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