DrakeAnubis

Macintosh SE with SD

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I suddenly have an old Macintosh SE. And I thought it would be fun to replace the hard drive with an SD card, but I'm not sure if it would work.

I think it's a SCSI harddrive (like 20mb) and they probably make SD adapters for it. But I don't know if it's possible for the operating system to use the new space.

Any thoughts?

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Depending on the addressing modes it uses, it might not be able to address a large flash drive anyway. A quick google gives me this, it seems related. Doesn't seem trivial though. It would be great if it used IDE instead. Compact Flash to IDE required only an adapter I think, no extra electronics or chips.

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CF and IDE are electronically compatible, SCSI is a fairly complex protocol.. a language even, which would need to be emulated by any CF->SCSI converter you can find...

I own a Mac SE HD, You'll soon notice how unorthodox the screws are for the system, you'll need to buy a special screw driver... post lots of pix ;)

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Actually, I'm getting a Floppy with a flashing quesiton mark error now, on boot up. I'm not sure how to fix it.

Anyone have expierence with Maciontosh SE(s)?

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Only pieces of the Mac OS were embedded in ROM... if you replaced the hard disk, you'll need to obtain the OS 6/7 installation diskettes.

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